BookCon and Stream of Annihilation

So this weekend was packed for me, between attending panels at BookCon and trying to catch some of the one-shot DnD games played at Stream of Annihilation.

BookCon

My favorite panel had to be Holly Black (The Coldest Girl in Coldtown) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows). Not only have I recently read great books by both, but they were a lot of fun, especially together. Aside from the hilarious personal stories they shared, some standout moments included: Continue reading “BookCon and Stream of Annihilation”

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Crooked Kingdom: A Gang of Misfits Up Against the World

 

A crow flying vertically in front of a gray background, with the words "#1 New York Times-Bestselling Author Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom." Followed by the words "When you can't beat the odds, change the game."
Image: Henry Holt and Co. via Leigh Bardugo

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Criminal mastermind Kaz put together a crew of teenagers and used them to pull off an impossible heist–but instead of reaping the rewards, they were betrayed. Now they have to get back at the people who back-stabbed them, save one of their own, and hopefully come out with something to show for it. But every power in the city wants to get their hands on what–or rather, who–they stole. Making it ever more complicated to stay in control of the situation, as the crew’s resources and allies dwindle. Continue reading “Crooked Kingdom: A Gang of Misfits Up Against the World”

Six of Crows: A Discordant Group of Teens Pulling Off the Caper of Their Lives

 

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Image: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Kaz is in the upper echelons of a gang, biding his time until he can take revenge on a more established member of the criminal underworld. Then he’s contracted to perform an impossible job for a ridiculous amount of money–breaking a political prisoner out of another country’s stronghold. Failure is almost certain. But the job is just too tempting to pass up. Continue reading “Six of Crows: A Discordant Group of Teens Pulling Off the Caper of Their Lives”