Six of Crows

BOOK ONE of the Six of Crows Duology

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

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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5 starred reviews

from The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, School Library Journal Review, Voya, Kirkus review, and Publisher’s Weekly.

Winner, Georgia Peach Award

Winner, Sakura Medal in the High School English category

A USA Today, ABA Indie, French, and #1 New York Times bestseller

Appeared on over 30 Most-Anticipated and Best-Of Lists

Including New York Times, Paste Magazine, Time, NYPL, Entertainment Weekly, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Barnes & Noble, and more.

  • “[F]or every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you’re not careful, it’ll steal all your time.” New York Times, Sunday Book Review

  • “Wildly imaginative, addictive and fast-paced, this spinoff to Bardugo’s popular Grisha trilogy is sure to leave readers begging, bartering and stealing for more….This is a standout novel of the year!” RT Book Reviews, Top Pick

  • “Six of Crows has a muscle car’s drive and a cast that hangs with you like they were made of magnets.” NPR

  • “Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones with a dash of 19th century Europe and a caper twist.” Los Angeles Times

  • “There are so many things to love about this novel, from a fast-paced, intricately plotted heist, to complex and charismatic main characters, and rich world-building. Six of Crows brings the Grisha universe into exciting and thrilling new territory. It’s one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” Michael Dante DiMartino, creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

  • “Bardugo outdoes herself with this book, creating the gorgeously built backdrop of Ketterdam and populating it with a sophisticated cast of rogues and criminals. Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from beginning to end.” Holly Black

  • “There are heist stories with ingenious plotting, and then there are heist stories like this one that raise the ante with luminous writing, fully credible characters, a richly developed world, and internal dangers as threatening as the enemy the team faces.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, 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 ★

  • “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 Review, starred review ★

  • “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’ ” School Library Journal, starred review ★