Monday, 28 September 2015

Six of Crows Blog Tour: Six Memorable Quotes + Giveaway!


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.

Six of Crows is the massive new book from Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grisha series that took readers by storm over the last few years. It's officially published by Orion Children's Books on September 29th and can be purchased from all good book sellers.

From 24/9 - 29/9, bloggers in the US and UK will be paired up to share their own Six of Crows-inspired lists, such as six tips for surviving the Grishaverse, six signs you do/don't have what it takes to join Kaz's crew, and more.

I'm really excited to be a part of this blog tour - I'm partnering with US blog The Midnight Garden - and would like to thank Leigh and Orion for organising it!


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Catch Leigh on her UK tour!



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A word from Leigh Bardugo...

Thanks for being on the Six of Crows blog tour! A lot of influences went into Six of Crows, and the easiest way to pitch the book has always been ‘Oceans 11 meets Game of Thrones’. 
But I think it's also fair to say that SoC has a lot in common with one of my favourite, and most quotable mob films: The Untouchables. This is seriously one of my top 5 favourite movies and no one has heard of it. It's like every dude needs a poster of The Godfather and Scarface up on his wall, but they've forgotten one of the most badass movies ever made. Maybe it's because Eliot Ness, the film's hero is such a total square? (I mean, he's a treasury agent trying to take down Al Capone with an accountant on his team.) Maybe it's because Capone was finally put away for tax evasion and not something more glamorous? Maybe it's because Kevin Costner is universally acknowledged as a tool. But The Untouchables is a phenomenal movie with few moral absolutes, great set pieces, and one of my favourite lines of dialogue ever: 
‘You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way. And that's how you get Capone.’ 
I'm disturbed at how often I use this quote in my daily life. But seriously, though I didn't realise it at the time, Jimmy Malone's philosophy is basically Kaz's philosophy. Fight fire with fire? Nah. You set off a nuclear bomb.

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Six Memorable Quotes from Six of Crows
“’No mourners,’ Jesper said as he tossed his rifle to Rotty. ‘No funerals,’ the rest of the Dregs murmured in reply. Among them it passed for ‘good luck’.”

“When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.” (Kaz)

“Mattias Helvar was a druskelle, one of the Fjerdan witch-hunters tasked with hunting down Grisha to face trial and execution, though to her [Nina] he’d always resembled a warrior Saint, illuminated in gold”

“Traitor, witch, abomination. All those words came to him, but others crowded in too: beautiful, charmed one. Roed fetla, he’d called her, little red bird, for the colour of her Grisha order.”

“I don’t know what your excuse is, Wraith. I’m the one who can never walk away from a bad hand.” She [Inej] looped her arm in his. “That makes you a rotten gambler, Jesper. But an excellent friend” 

“pretty sure most of us don’t have ‘stalwart’ or ‘true’ checked off on our resumes.”


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Giveaway

But wait. There's more! Enter to win a Six of Crows prize pack full of US AND UK swag by commenting on all 12 blog posts by 11:59pm EST Friday, October 2.




23 comments:

Joanna said...

Awesome quotes there, although my favorite was Kaz's quote about if you're already viewed a monster, you don't have to waste your time always doing monstrous things. Now , I'm gonna go see if The Untouchables is on Netflix (not positive I've seen that). :)

KayCee K said...

I love the quote “pretty sure most of us don’t have ‘stalwart’ or ‘true’ checked off on our resumes.” This sounds like the book will be hard to put down. I like quotes, reading them help tells a lot about the book and characters, glad that there was a post on it for the tour! :D

Jessica said...

The mourners/funerals one gave me chills!

Jessica said...

The funerals/mourners one gave me chills....

Sarah said...

I can't wait for this! Leigh is coming to my local bookstore in NC in 2 weeks. I am seriously thinking of calling out of work to be able to go. I can't pass up meeting her, she just seems so fun!
Definitely Book #1 for my October TBR!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Those quotes leave me intrigued and wanting more. ;)I can't wait to read Six of Crows.
caliwillette(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Thank you for the awesome quotes! I can't wait to read this!

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Gaby Pendragon said...

Great quotes!! So happy that Six Of Crows is almost out in the world!!

NSchu said...

My standard for deciding how good a quote is, is if I would consider getting it as a tattoo

Doe C said...

I really like Kaz's quote. It's really moving and it reminds me of another quote I read that made me sit down and revaluate my way of thinking. It would even better in Grisha scrawl and written right above my bed so I can revaluate every morning.

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landofisolatedcreatures said...

Love those quotes! Six of Crows is so good!

Carina Olsen said...

Awesome post Jenny :D Thank you for sharing about this stunning blog tour. <3 Love your quotes from this book. Sigh. I simply can't wait to read it :) Almost here. <3 Kaz is going to be the most awesome, I think.

SJ Bouquet said...

I absolutely LOVE Leigh's commentary on The Untouchables. Since I was about 8 years old, my dad has made me and my siblings watch that movie at least once a year. My favorite scene is when Costner, Connery, are at the shooting range and they meet George Stone. Connery insults his race and get's all worked up, George Stone pulls out a gun and points it at him and throws some insults and warnings right back. Connery's got his hands in the air and he smiles and goes, "Oh I like him." It's great. They shakes hands Goes from murder to new besties in 0.3 seconds.

Love your post! Those are some wonderful quotes ^_^ the last one especially made me smile.

vvb32 reads said...

Squeee! love the Matthias quote.

Karen Maldonado said...

I like the 3rd quote, Matthias sounds very delicious.

bn100 said...

interesting quotes

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Laura Lawbaugh said...

These quotes are really making me want to go out and get the book right now! Some are funny, while others are intriguing. Awesome post!

Laura Lawbaugh said...

Odd. I am not sure if my comment posted. I will leave another. These quotes are really great. Some are funny while others are intriguing. This is making me really want to go out and get the book.

Alyssa Susanna said...

Ahhh! I love the second quote you chose! Kaz is such a nice tough guy. :) Also I love the quotes that Leigh has in this book about monsters. Wendy shared one in a graphic that I really liked - "We are all someone's monster." Such an odd yet poignant line!

Thank you! Happy pub day, Leigh!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

Harrison Sheely said...

"The heart is an arrow."

That quote has been stuck with me since I read the book. Nina and Inez were my favorite characters, so of course my favorite would be related to them. ;)

Nikki Vanderhoof said...

I'm so excited this is out now! I've just heard so many great things about Bardugo but haven't read anything by her yet!

Huvi Stern said...

So excited for 6oC, and all these quotes simply exacerbate my anticipation!!!

Jacklin updegraft said...

God there were so many great quotes in this book! This was my first Leigh book and I loved it so much I went out and bought the Shadow and Bone series. I'm not as connected to the characters in this series as I was in SoC but Leigh is such an amazing writer and I can't wait till the next one in this series!