Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times- 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.
Praise for Six of Crows: Pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description . . . If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.--The New York Times Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones with a dash of 19th century Europe and a caper twist."--Los Angeles Times "If Ocean's 11 was a textbook exercise in plotting, character development and the ol' bait-and-switch reveal, then Six Of Crows is a thesis on how these lessons can be deployed in genre fiction."--NPR. [Six of Crows] is a masterfully plotted, multiple-P.O.V. heist tale. Each of the six characters central to the narrative are from "desperate situations" fleshed out by Bardugo's richly told backstories, and take on a crazy risky quest.--Vanity Fair "Utterly, extremely bewitching."--The Guardian 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 The whirlwind pace, along with some witty banter, burgeoning romance, and high-stakes action, makes this series opener a surefire crowd-pleaser.--Booklist