Leigh Bardugo does not disappoint with this fast-paced, tight-knit, emotionally gut-punching sequel to last year's bestseller Six of Crows. Kaz and his diverse crew of criminals are back, determined to wreak vengeance on their enemies and reap their just rewards. Full of twists and turns, heists and havoc, you will most likely finish this book with a racing heart, paper cuts from speedy page-flipping, and an overwhelming craving for waffles (you'll see). Recommended By Madeline S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.
Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
"This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Cracking page-turner with a multi ethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
"Set in a world that will be familiar to fans of the author, this book can be fully enjoyed without having read any previous title....This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books." VOYA (Starred Review)
About the Author
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of Six of Crows and the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising). She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.