Waiting on Wednesday: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at 
Breaking the Spine. It spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This Wednesday I’m Waiting For…

Book cover for Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Six of Crows
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publication Date: September 29, 2015

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.

I’m Waiting Because…

I’m a sucker for cunning, conniving characters, especially thieves, so Six of Crows sounds like it’s right up my alley; I practically lost my mind when I read the words “criminal prodigy” and “deadly heist” in the same paragraph. A few years ago I read How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kristen Miller, a novel about a school of teenage pickpockets, prostitutes, and con artists. It had great potential but ended up losing steam and failing to live up to my expectations. I’m hoping that Six of Crows ends up being as gritty and dark and clever as I once wanted How To Live a Life of Crime to be.

People were practically fighting each other for ARCs of Six of Crows at BEA this year, so unfortunately I wasn’t able to snag a copy for myself. Guess I’ll just have to count down the days to the September 29 release date with the rest of the world! If this book turns out to be even half as good as it sounds, then I’m in for a treat.

Is there a new book you’re super excited for? Let me know in the comments!

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