The Resource Six of crows, Leigh Bardugo

Six of crows, Leigh Bardugo

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Six of crows
Title
Six of crows
Statement of responsibility
Leigh Bardugo
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • 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, and 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. -- Provided by publisher
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Award
  • Colorado Blue Spruce YA Book Award, 2017.
  • Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2018.
  • Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers, 2017.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults: Top Ten, 2015.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016.
  • Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2015.
Review
  • Grades 9-12 Bardugo returns to the gritty Grishaverse, the setting for her popular Shadow and Bone series, with a thrilling tale of double-crosses, buried secrets, and one fantastic heist. Kaz Brekker runs a tight ship as lieutenant of his street gang, and when a high-class merchant offers him a dangerous job—breaking a scientist out of a notoriously secure prison—he initially balks, but 30 million kruge is tough to turn down. It’s an incredibly risky gambit, but with a highly skilled, if ragtag, team behind him and his own boundless daring driving them headlong toward their goal, Kaz is sure they can pull it off. Bardugo drops readers right into the midst of her richly layered fantasy world and the lives of Kaz’s dynamic team, artfully weaving details and backstories throughout the speedy plot. Though the story gets off to a relatively slow start, once Kaz’s team embarks on their quest, the twists and turns are dizzying. The whirlwind pace, along with some witty banter, burgeoning romance, and high-stakes action, makes this series opener a surefire crowd-pleaser. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Banking on the success of Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone trilogy, this new Grishaverse series will have fans lined up around the block. -- Hunter, Sarah (Reviewed 08-01-2015) (Booklist, vol 111, number 22, p64)
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 7 Up — Bardugo has created a wildly imaginative story of six young people who have been commissioned to pull off the greatest heist of all time. They are to nab the creator of jurda parem, a highly addictive product that enhances the innate paranormal powers of the Grisha peoples, in the hopes of creating weapons of war that will upset the balance of power and destroy the economies of rival governments. Kaz, the hero of the story and mastermind of the plot, recruits five others to aid in his quest for revenge for the loss of his brother and the promise of vast wealth. Taking what could have been stock characters of young adult fiction—the loner, the rebel, the outcast, and the con artist, the author has fashioned fully fleshed out, dynamic protagonists who will engage and enchant readers. What a thrill it is to return to the world she created with her popular "Grisha Trilogy" (Holt). While the unresolved ending may frustrate some teens, the promise of a sequel will give them hope that this unsettling, captivating, magical journey will continue.—Jane Henriksen Baird, Anchorage Public Library, AK --Jane Henriksen Baird (Reviewed September 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 9, p156)
  • /* Starred Review */ When the score of a lifetime presents itself, criminal mastermind Kaz Brekker assembles a crack team of talented outcasts. Their mission: to rescue a prisoner from the most secure prison in the world, so that the secrets he holds can be exploited by the right people. As Kaz and his compatriots put together a daring plan, they contend with old grudges, mistrust, lingering secrets, and deadly rivalries. Naturally, things go wrong once they start their mission, and now they must escape the very prison they sneaked into. Bardugo expands on the world of her Grisha trilogy with this series opener, which marries heist and action conventions with magic and mystery. 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. 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. Ages 12–up. Agent: Joanna Volpe, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 13, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 28, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Adolescent criminals seek the haul of a lifetime in a fantasyland at the beginning of its industrial age. The dangerous city of Ketterdam is governed by the Merchant Council, but in reality, large sectors of the city are given over to gangs who run the gambling dens and brothels. The underworld's rising star is 17-year-old Kaz Brekker, known as Dirtyhands for his brutal amorality. Kaz walks with chronic pain from an old injury, but that doesn't stop him from utterly destroying any rivals. When a councilman offers him an unimaginable reward to rescue a kidnapped foreign chemist—30 million kruge!—Kaz knows just the team he needs to assemble. There's Inej, an itinerant acrobat captured by slavers and sold to a brothel, now a spy for Kaz; the Grisha Nina, with the magical ability to calm and heal; Matthias the zealot, hunter of Grishas and caught in a hopeless spiral of love and vengeance with Nina; Wylan, the privileged boy with an engineer's skills; and Jesper, a sharpshooter who keeps flirting with Wylan. Bardugo broadens the universe she created in the Grisha Trilogy, sending her protagonists around countries that resemble post-Renaissance northern Europe, where technology develops in concert with the magic that's both coveted and despised. It's a highly successful venture, leaving enough open questions to cause readers to eagerly await Volume 2. Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family. (Fantasy. 14 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2015)
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Awards note
Teens' Top Ten, 2016.
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10439453
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bardugo, Leigh
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Young Adult
  • 790
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
  • 7.2
  • 5.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Six of crows
Series volume
1
Study program name
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Fantasy
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • YOUNG ADULT FICTION
  • Brigands and robbers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Six of crows, Leigh Bardugo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905667917
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9781627792127
Lccn
2015005469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781627792127
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)905667917
Label
Six of crows, Leigh Bardugo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905667917
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
465 pages
Isbn
9781627792127
Lccn
2015005469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781627792127
Other physical details
illustration, map
System control number
(OCoLC)905667917

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