Interview with Leigh Barudgo, author of “Six of Crows” and “Wonder Woman: Warbringer”! (Plus an amazing WONDER WOMAN GIVEAWAY!)

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Today we’re talking with Leigh Bardugo, author of the bestselling Six of Crows series, the Grisha series, and the upcoming novels, Wonder Woman: Warbringer and The Language of Thorns. And for fans of Leigh’s books, read through to the end for a really amazing giveaway!

Hi Leigh, thank you so much for taking the time to chat with me today!

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El’s Top 10 Books of 2015

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I read a lot of books in 2015 (more than 300 in total), so trying to pick my favorites for the year was not easy. After a lot of thought (and factoring in the number of times I re-read a book), I was able to narrow it down to my Top Ten Books of 2015.

And because it’s the end of the year, here’s one last contest. See the bottom of the post for full contest details.

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And now the list, in no particular order:

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Top Ten Tuesday: Wishes from the Book Genie

genie-top-ten-headerAs always, this weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

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I’m walking down the road, and a lamp falls out of the sky. No, seriously, an honest-to-god lamp. Like, tarnished, gold, looks pretty old. No idea where it came from, but I’m just glad it didn’t hit me on the head.

And hey, beneath that tarnish it’s not all that ugly. Maybe if I just give it a good scrub with my sleeve, I can get a few bucks for it at the pawn shop. Let’s see now…

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What the heck is this? A genie? Wait a second, I know this story. I mean, I read a ton of books, surely you don’t think I’ve read some with genies in them? So alright then, Mr. Genie, I get a few wishes, right?

Wait, ten wishes? I get ten wishes? Oh man. *rubs hands together* Alright, Genie, let’s get to wishin’!

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1. I wish for… more good book-to-screen adaptations! I love seeing my favorite stories come to life, and there are some very promising upcoming adaptations, like Lev Grossman’s The Magicians (SyFy, early 2016) and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (2016).

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2. Dear Genie, please bring me… The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. NOW! Please?

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3. And while you’re at #2, Genie… can I have the sequel to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo? Pretty please?

4. Genie, I wish… for more ace and trans romance novels. There are so few of them out there, and I would love some new ones! I just saw that L.A. Witt is writing an asexual romance, though!

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5. I wish, I wish, to… win a shopping spree in a bookstore. Seriously, gimme a blank check and a few hours in a bookstore, and I will be the happiest person in the world. Or, hey, maybe a lotto win? SO I CAN BUY MORE BOOKS, OF COURSE!

6. Wishing upon a magic lantern for… a few of my Dream Author Teams to collaborate on books?

7. I wish that… American book covers weren’t so ugly compared to overseas book covers. Yeah, this comes out of left field, but it’s SO TRUE! I mean, just look at the US vs UK cover for Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (published in the US as Midnight Riot for some ungodly reason):

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8. I wish, oh great Genie, for… eBooks that aren’t ridiculously over-priced. Why would I pay $15 for an eBook when the hardcover is only $17? (Yes, Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith, I’m looking at you!)

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9. I wish that… authors were treated with the same level of awe and fame as football players. I mean, one of these professions transports you to another world, and the other involves a bunch of sweaty dudes in spandex throwing balls around. (Also, let’s throw teachers in with the authors on this wish, if you don’t mind!)

10. For my last wish, Genie… I wish you were free! Oh, wait, you already are? Well, okay then, I wish for the simple pleasure of a good book, warm blankets, tasty snacks, and the sound of rain on my window.

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Review: Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo (Rating: 5/5)

bardugo-six-of-crowsSix of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (September 29, 2015)
Page Count: 480 pages
Genre: Young Adult Action, Fantasy, Romance

Rating: 5 out of 5

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* I received an advanced copy of the novel from the author with no expectation of a review. *

I’ve been rambling about my excitement for this book since… oh, I don’t know? July maybe? I literally camped out at 5am at San Diego Comic Con for my chance to get an ARC (only 15 were given out), and even got to meet Leigh herself! And after all that hype, I’m so relieved and thrilled that it completely lived up to all of my expectations.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.

What is Six of Crows? It’s a young adult novel. It’s a fantasy. It’s action-packed, mysterious, and intricate. It’s a prime example of a heist novel, with Kaz as the genius ringleader. It’s magical and romantic and gorgeously diverse. It’s funny, sarcastic, witty, and smart.

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It’s also the first in a series, and I kind of want to cry a little bit because I have to wait until Fall 2016 to get Book Two. Look, I’m addicted to Six of Crows like a Grisha is addicted to parem. It’s that good.

The best part about this novel is the characters. Leigh balances six brilliant, fully-realized young adults perfectly. Everyone has their own personality, their own quirks, their own voice. They’re all flawed, and made all the more perfect because of it.

There’s Inej, the Wraith, silent on her feet and deadly with a knife. She’s vicious, but only for a good cause, and she’s loyal to Kaz, herself, and no one else.

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And Nina, a Grisha Heartrender trying to make amends for a terrible decision. She doesn’t take any crap, and she’s willing to do whatever it takes to make up for past wrongs. But she’s also super sassy, and I adore her!

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Matthias is an escaped prisoner who wants to return to his homeland… but he wants revenge along the way. His conflicted feelings toward Kaz and his crew– especially Nina– makes him feel more realistic.

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Wylan is, at first glance, the weak link in Kaz’s crew. He’s young, naive, and his background makes him stand out from the criminals that Kaz has gathered. But he quickly shows that he has a quick, brilliant mind.

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Jesper is the comedic relief, but he’s also got some pretty serious problems… a gambling addiction that he can’t shake, a mounting debt, and a secret of his own. But he’s cheerful and quickly bonds with Wylan over their shared love of blowing things up.

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And finally, last but most certainly not least, there’s Kaz. It’s been a long time since I’ve fallen in love with a fictional character, but Kaz is definitely my literary crush at the moment! He’s not a good person, but he’s brilliant and dangerous… and the tailored suits and cane totally don’t help!

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(All quote images created by Fierce Reads and found on their twitter!)

When I met Leigh, she asked me who my favorite character was in the Grisha ‘verse. I couldn’t pick one at the time… I love them all equally! But Kaz really stands out in Six of Crows for me. Well, so does Inej. And Nina. And Jesper. And… oh, crap. Okay, never mind. I CAN’T PICK JUST ONE!

Oh, and did I mention that it’s a romance? Well, it’s not a romance like you’d think… this being the first book, things are only slowly building up for our crew of thieves to find love. But there’s a lovely thread throughout the entire novel:

The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.

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I’m not going to talk too much about the plot, because no one wants a heist novel to be spoiled. The suspense and surprises around every corner are what make it fun and exciting! But the plot is fantastic, and very well put-together. There’s a lot of history and mythology being explored, too, but it’s all extremely interesting.

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Okay, I’ve rambled about this book enough. If you like young adult, or fantasy, or action, or heist novels, then you should go read this book right away. Actually, even if you don’t like any of these things, you should still go read it. It’ll make you change your mind, I promise.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My Fall TBR List!

top-ten-tuesday-text This weekly meme is hosted by Broke and Bookish.

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Summer might be the season of reading on the beach, but for me fall is all about curling up with a hot drink, a good book, and watching the leaves turn colors.This week’s Top Ten list is to talk about your Fall To-Be-Read List, and my TBR is a grab-back of LBGT romance, YA, crime thriller, and more!

So here are the books that I’m most looking forward to this autumn! Are any of these on your list?


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Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: September 29, Pre-Order from Author’s Website

Are you sick of me talking about this book yet? Yes? Too bad! Because I’m going to be waxing poetic about this novel for at least the next year (ie, until the second book comes out). It’s a fantasy, it’s a YA story, it’s an action, it’s a heist novel… it’s absolutely phenomenal.

You don’t have to read her Grisha Trilogy to understand this at all, but I’d definitely recommend checking out that series while you wait for Six of Crows to come out. You won’t regret it, I promise!

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

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The Anatomy of Curiosity, by Brenna Yovanoff, Tessa Gratton, and Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: October 1, Pre-Order on Amazon.com

I still have half a year to wait until Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven King is released, but at least there’s this fantastic collection of stories to tide me over, from some of the most creative voices in YA literature!

In an unassuming corner of Brooklyn, a young woman learns to be ladylike, to love context, and to speak her mind from a very curious sort of tutor.

In a faraway land convulsed by war, a young soldier hears the desert’s curious hum as he disarms bombs with the person he doesn’t know how to love.

In a place so shriveled by drought that any drowning is a curiosity, a young writer tries again and again to tread water beneath the surface of a vast and unusual sea.

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Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
Release Date: October 6, Pre-Order from Author’s Website

I’ve never read a book by Rainbow Rowell. I know, gasp, right? But I have to admit, I’m pretty excited about this book. Is it fanfiction? Is it canon? Is it canon of a fanfiction of a canon? WHO KNOWS?! But it sounds delightful!

Simon Snow is the worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen.

That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.

Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.

Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story — but far, far more monsters

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How to Be a Normal Person, by TJ Klune
Release Date: October 16, Pre-Order from Dreamspinner Press

I fell in love with TJ’s writing with the Bear, Otter, and the Kid trilogy. His characters are funny, quirky, and utterly real, and his newest book is about what normal really means. Plus, an asexual romance? Sign me up!

Gustavo Tiberius is not normal. He knows this. Everyone in his small town of Abby, Oregon, knows this. He reads encyclopedias every night before bed. He has a pet ferret called Harry S. Truman. He owns a video rental store that no one goes to. His closest friends are a lady named Lottie with drag queen hair and a trio of elderly Vespa riders known as the We Three Queens.

Gus is not normal. And he’s fine with that. All he wants is to be left alone.

Until Casey, an asexual stoner hipster and the newest employee at Lottie’s Lattes, enters his life. For some reason, Casey thinks Gus is the greatest thing ever. And maybe Gus is starting to think the same thing about Casey, even if Casey is obsessive about Instagramming his food.

But Gus isn’t normal and Casey deserves someone who can be. Suddenly wanting to be that someone, Gus steps out of his comfort zone and plans to become the most normal person ever.

After all, what could possibly go wrong?

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Career of Evil, by Robert Galbraith
Release Date: October 20, Pre-Order on Amazon

If you’ve been living under a rock lately, you may not know that Robert Galbraith is a pseudonym for JK Rowling. Yes, that JK Rowling. And while she may not be writing wizards and spells anymore, there’s definitely magic in these delightful crime/thriller novels. They’re BRILLIANTLY written, with tons of on-the-edge-of-your-seat tension.

When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.

Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible–and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…

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The World as He Sees It, by A.M. Arthur
Release Date: October 20, Pre-Order from Samhain Publishing

I will read everything that A.M. Arthur puts out. Her romances are so organic and beautiful that I can’t help but fall in love with every character she writes. I’m so excited for this book too, because Tristan (who first appeared as a secondary character in The Truth as He Knows It is fascinating.

Gabe lives a double life. As Gabriel Henson, he works multiple jobs to support his remorseless, alcoholic mother. As Tony Ryder, he does internet porn for extra cash and regular safe sex without complications.

Yet when he encounters a scared young man freaking out in a night club, he’s compelled to reach out. Ever since then, the memory of that young man has haunted him.

Tristan Lavelle lives his life thirty minutes at a time. After a traumatic brain injury three years ago, he gets through his day recording his life in spiral notebooks and sticky note reminders.

A month after Tristan’s embarrassingly public meltdown, another chance meeting with Gabe sparks a warm, emotionally fulfilling email relationship. Both men crave more, but fear of the next step stands between them.

Until Tristan gets the opportunity to take part in a clinical trial that could improve his memory—if the side effects don’t kill him. But for Tristan, the possibility of a real life with Gabe is worth any risk…

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Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Release Date: October 20, Pre-Order from Random House

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This may very well be one of the biggest books of the year, if the early buzz is anything to go by. Told in a mixed-media style of pictures, censored documents, and transcripts, it looks to be a story that’s both entertaining and visually stunning.

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto one of the evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet’s AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it’s clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she’d never speak to again.

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What We Left Behind, by Robin Talley
Release Date: October 27, Pre-Order on Harlequin.com

This year looks to be an amazing one for LGBTQIA+ novels, especially ones aimed towards young adults. When I first read the summary for this book, I knew I needed it in my life. It’s a coming of age story about identity, finding yourself, and understanding the limits of love.

Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They’ve been together forever. They never fight. They’re deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at college—Toni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYU—they’re sure they’ll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, theirs is bound to stay rock-solid.

The reality of being apart, though, is very different than they expected. Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, meets a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship.

While Toni worries that Gretchen won’t understand Toni’s new world, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in this puzzle. As distance and Toni’s shifting gender identity begin to wear on their relationship, the couple must decide—have they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?

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A Seditious Affair, by K.J. Charles
Release Date: December 15, Pre-Order on Amazon.com

KJ Charles knows how to write history, and she knows how to write m/m romance. Her Magpie series was unbelievably perfect in every way, and the first book in her Society of Gentlemen series blew me away. I’m eagerly waiting the second book in the series, about two men in very different social and economic classes, who find a common thread to bind them together.

Silas Mason has no illusions about himself. He’s not lovable, or even likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, a Radical bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. Every week he meets anonymously with the same man, in whom Silas has discovered the ideal meld of intellectual companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual commands. But unbeknownst to Silas, his closest friend is also his greatest enemy, with the power to see him hanged—or spare his life.

A loyal, well-born gentleman official, Dominic Frey is torn apart by his affair with Silas. By the light of day, he cannot fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to meet with the Radical week after week. In the bedroom, everything else falls away. Their needs match, and they are united by sympathy for each other’s deepest vulnerabilities. But when Silas’s politics earn him a death sentence, desire clashes with duty, and Dominic finds himself doing everything he can to save the man who stole his heart.

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Please note this book was chosen prior to the revelation of author’s identity and actions. Please read this statement from Riptide Publishing for more information. [Dreamspinner Press no longer sells any titles by this author.]

Sunset Park, by Santino Hassell
Release Date: December ?, no pre-order yet

This is the second book in Hassell’s Five Boroughs series. This is another author that I will read EVERYTHING they publish, because Hassell co-wrote one of the most heart-wrenching and emotionally-compromising series I’ve ever read (In the Company of Shadows), and the first book in this series, Sutphin Boulevard, was stunning.

Raymond Rodriguez’s days of shoving responsibility to the wayside are over. His older brother wants to live with his boyfriend so Raymond has to get his act together and find a place of his own. But when out-and-proud David Butler offers to be his roommate, Raymond agrees for reasons other than needing a place to crash.

David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but their friendship is solid. Their closeness surprises everyone as does their not-so-playful flirtation since Raymond has always kept his bicurious side a secret.

Once they’re under the same roof, flirting turns physical, and soon their easy camaraderie is in danger of being lost to frustrating sexual tension and the stark cultural differences that set them apart. Now Raymond not only has to commit to his new independence—he has to commit to his feelings for David or risk losing him for good.

Bonus Pick: Part & Parcel (Sidewinder #3), by Abigail Roux. I think it’s due out in November, but there’s no information on it yet. I love the entire Cut & Run universe, so I’m really looking forward to this book!

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Waiting on Wednesday: Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

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This weekly meme is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that spotlights an upcoming release that you’re eagerly waiting for. The book that I’m talking about this week is one that I’ve seen on several “can’t wait to read” lists:

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Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
Release Date: September 29, 2015

I’m actually cheating a bit on this one because I have, obviously, already started on this book. But I have to read it slowly, because it’s a physical copy and it’s autographed, which means I can’t take it to the mess hall or work or anywhere that I would normally read, for fear of damaging it!

Have you read Leigh’s Grisha Trilogy? If not, you should probably stop everything and pick up a copy of Shadow and Bone. It’s magic and romance and just stunning, and I would without hesitation say that it’s probably one of the best YA fantasy series ever.

So, Six of Crows. It’s set in the same universe as the Grisha books, but is a total stand-alone. And while I’m only halfway through it right now, I can already tell it’s going to be amazing!

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Why am I looking forward to this book? Or, better question, why should you also be excited about Six of Crows? It’s a heist novel, like Oceans Eleven but with teenagers and magic. As we’ve seen in her other books, Leigh does a great job of writing convincing and unique characters, and she has a knack for coming up with great dialogue. Plus, the early reviews are overwhelmingly positive:

Her characters are damaged, complex, and relatable, and her worldbuilding is ambitiously detailed. As various characters’ backstories unfold, Bardugo reveals intriguing new depths and surprises.  — Publishers Weekly

Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family. — Kirkus

And in case you need another reason, the publicity art is gorgeous. I mean, look at Kaz (the Danny Ocean of our crew of thieves):

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I think this is going to be an excellent start to a fantastic new series, and I’m really excited for the release of this book so new readers can explore Leigh’s fantasy world and her delightful, complex, and unique group of outcasts!

Link to the Author’s Website

Pre-order the book: Publisher / Amazon (US) / IndieBound / Book Depository

Note: If you pre-order the book and submit a copy of the receipt through the author’s website, they’ll send you some awesome free swag!

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Friday Five: My Top Moments from Comic-Con

Window art at the neighboring Starbucks.

Window art at the neighboring Starbucks.

I went to Comic-Con with every intention of blogging the entire event… but as you can see, that didn’t happen. What did happen was a solid four and a half days of meeting up with old friends, having adventures, and generally not sleeping enough. It was a crazy weekend, and I walked away with some fantastic memories! Now that I’m home from my vacation, here are my top five moments from SDCC 2015:

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Maggie Stiefvater, Kami Garcia, and more on the “Fantasy Literature” panel.

1. Meeting Maggie Stiefvater. I’m a huge fan of The Raven Cycle series, and was looking forward to her one panel at the con, Fantasy Literature. It was a great panel, but the highlight was actually meeting Maggie herself at a signing after! She autographed my copy of The Raven Boys and a copy of The Dream Thieves for my friend, and was nice enough to take a picture with me (which I won’t be sharing, sorry!).

Two of the many amazing “Frozen” cosplayers.

Racers, start your engines!

Racers, start your engines!

2. Cosplayers. Oh man, I love meeting creative people who sew their own costumes and transform themselves into their favorite characters. Cosplaying (costume roleplaying) is such a strange concept, when you stop to think about it; people spend hundreds of hours of their lives to turn themselves into their favorite fictional persona, all for a day or two of entertainment. I love it! Maybe one day I’ll get up the courage to get a costume on…

Lev Grossman at his spotlight panel.

Lev Grossman at his spotlight panel.

3. Seeing the trailer and a special scene from The Magicians television show. Based on the best-selling trilogy by Lev Grossman, the show is not airing on SyFy channel until 2016. But we got to see the never-before-seen trailer at a Book to Screen panel, and then a clip from the first episode at Lev Grossman’s spotlight panel. I love these books (which are like Harry Potter goes to college), and the show looks awesome!

Photo by @fiercereads on twitter.

Photo by @fiercereads on twitter.

4. Meeting Leigh Bardugo and getting an ARC of Six of Crows. I love Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy, and was thrilled to see that she was doing a signing at SDCC. And even better, the nice lady at the booth informed me that she’d be giving away signed copies of her newest, unreleased novel, Six of Crows… but only to the first fifteen people in line! While my friends were camping out overnight to go see some movie panels in the massive Hall H, I was lining up at 6:30am to be the first in line to meet Leigh Bardugo, who is hands-down one of my favorite authors! (PS, I totally was the first in line. YAY!)

Just one of the many aisles in the Expo Hall.

Just one of the many aisles in the Expo Hall.

The Penguin booth during a book giveaway.

The Penguin booth during a book giveaway.

5. People-watching. SDCC is a madhouse at the best of times, and a chaotic vortex at the worst. There are 200,000 people crammed into a space with the physical capacity from probably only 199,999, which means everyone is just a bit too close, and there are crowds everywhere you look. But there’s something very comforting about being surrounded by so many people who are so passionate about the things they love. No one there can judge you if you’re obsessed with Spiderman, or My Little Pony, or if you line up before sunrise to meet an author you love!

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So thanks for a great Comic-Con, San Diego! I’m not sure if I’ll be back next year, because I really want to attend Book Expo America and maybe one other book con, but I’ll definitely do my best!