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Leigh Bardugo

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April 06

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Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising).

She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band. Her new book, Six of Crows, arrives fall 2015.

She would be delighted if you followed her on Twitter, elated if you visited her web site, and downright giddy if you liked Shadow & Bone on Facebook.


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Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows takes place about two years after the end of the Grisha Trilogy and the Ravkan civil war. You'll hear a little bit about some of the…moreSix of Crows takes place about two years after the end of the Grisha Trilogy and the Ravkan civil war. You'll hear a little bit about some of the characters from the trilogy (and one has a tiny cameo), but the story really belongs to the newcomers—Kaz, Inej, Nina (who is a Grisha Heartrender), Matthias, Jesper, and Wylan.

Someday, I'd like to give a certain prince his own book, but we'll see how it goes. (less)
Leigh Bardugo I tried to bury lots of little goodies in the book for readers of the Grisha trilogy, so yes, quite a few mentions. And one character has a short…moreI tried to bury lots of little goodies in the book for readers of the Grisha trilogy, so yes, quite a few mentions. And one character has a short cameo. Six of Crows takes place two years after the end of the Ravkan civil war, so the effects of that are still being felt throughout the world. (less)
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A woman should be free to speak her mind on twitter without being trolled, harassed, and subjected to the ugliest kind of racist rhetoric. I'll be pre-ordering this book.
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" It's horrible. And I heard the most wishy washy discussion of it on NPR this morning. WEAK SAUCE. "
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“I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise. I'd catch myself just walking around to find you, not for any reason, just out of habit, because I'd seen something that I wanted to tell you about or because I wanted to hear your voice. And then I'd realize that you weren't there anymore, and every time, every single time, it was like having the wind knocked out of me. I've risked my life for you. I've walked half the length of Ravka for you, and I'd do it again and again and again just to be with you, just to starve with you and freeze with you and hear you complain about hard cheese every day. So don't tell me why we don't belong together," he said fiercely.”
Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone
tags: mal

“Kaz leaned back. "What's the easiest way to steal a man's wallet?"
"Knife to the throat?" asked Inej.
"Gun to the back?" said Jesper.
"Poison in his cup?" suggested Nina.
"You're all horrible," said Matthias.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”
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Gabriella Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! You are awesome, never forget that! :)


Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔ Thank you for accepting my friend request!

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message 44: by Luke

Luke Taylor Happy Birthday Leigh!!! :D


Mohammad Raza Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)))


message 42: by Anissa (FairyLoot) (last edited Dec 25, 2015 01:40PM)

Anissa (FairyLoot) I was sitting and having a civil dinner with my boyfriend's family when my phone lit up and said that you accepted my friend request, and I literally squealed with happiness. All of the heads around the table quickly looked at me strangely, and I had to promptly explain to them that one of my all-time favourite authors accepted my friend request on Goodreads. Obviously, nobody at the table knew what Goodreads was, and most of them don't speak English that well, so they were a quite confused (priceless expressions really) but I was so happy that I didn't even care! I totally had the biggest grin smacked across my face haha! So anyways, the whole point of this was to say - thank you for accepting my friend request and for giving me a night to remember! :D

You are just the best! Hope to see you again in London soon! :)


message 41: by Sharon

Sharon Thank you for accepting my friend request! I just want to tell you that I have never rooted for a villain more until I read The Grisha trilogy. The ending to the trilogy was poignant and utterly satisfying. Also, the character developments were amazing, particularly Alina's - she was a true inspiration. I have not read Six of Crows (even the title sounds cool) yet, but I will during my winter break, and I am completely excited! It has one of the most beautiful covers that I have ever seen. Thank you, and I'm forever going to read any new story that you release. :)


message 40: by Cami

Cami Thanks for accepting my friend request!!!! :)


message 39: by Annie

Annie Leigh! Thank you for coming to Sao Paulo!! It was amazing to meet you!!


message 38: by Abby (last edited Sep 23, 2015 03:43AM)

Abby Wow. This is so cool. 'Leigh is a friend of Aelin.'
*squirms and breaks into a huge grin*

Nikolai is just perfect.

I cannot wait for Six of Crows! :D Thanks so much for basing it in the world we have all fallen so crazily in love with! This ravine is so deep, but I don't want to climb out. Not yet. I could live in Ravka forever.

You're the best. :)


message 37: by Abby (last edited Aug 07, 2015 11:54PM)

Abby Wow. This is so cool. 'Leigh is a friend of Katsa.'
*squirms and breaks into a huge grin*
Nikolai is just perfect.
I cannot wait for Six of Crows! :D Thanks so much for basing it in the world we have all fallen so crazily in love with! This ravine is so deep, but I don't want to climb out. Not yet. I could live in Ravka forever.

You're the best. :)
- Katsa


Mikaela Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I am eagerly anticipating the release of paperback Ruin and Rising to complete the paperback Grisha trilogy and Six of Crows! Also, you're one of the coolest authors ever (you probably already know that, though). :)


message 35: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Steph wrote: "Thank You for accepting my friend request. My love for the Grisha Trilogy helped me through a dark time. I was having a hard time reading I picked up all 3 books after my husband died. ( first time..."

Steph, thank you for the beautiful message. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. All I can say is that I wish you strength and days when the grief feels lighter. You'll be in my thoughts and thanks again for the kind words.
Much love,
Leigh


message 34: by Steph

Steph Thank You for accepting my friend request. My love for the Grisha Trilogy helped me through a dark time. I was having a hard time reading I picked up all 3 books after my husband died. ( first time writing that) Ms. Bardugo thank you THANK YOU for bring such amazing writer and helping me through this time. Reading is my drug.
Me without a book in my hand is just not right. I am back on track with reading THANKS to YOU!!! and to see you accept me Really made my day!!! :) Steph


message 33: by Manasa (last edited May 27, 2015 03:51AM)

Manasa Omg ! thank you so much for accepting my request Miss Bardugo. I am a huge fan and love you lots!
xoxo :):):)


message 32: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


message 31: by Amy

Amy Armstrong Hi Leigh, thanks for accepting my friend request. I hope you have a wonderful day!


message 30: by Judith

Judith Thank you for accepting my friendship request, Leigh. I have just finished reading Shadow and Bone and am really looking forward to seeing you in Newcastle next week. I found Shadow and Bone compelling reading and am keen to read more of the Grisha books.
Best wishes and sparkles from Judith xxx


Bipasha{is eviscerated by fiction} Thank you for accepting my friend request, Leigh! Looking forward to your next in June! ;)


message 28: by Jatin

Jatin Sharma Thanks 4 AMR :)


kyendwarrior Thanks for accepting my friend request! I absolutely love your books, and I can't wait for Ruin and Rising!!!!


message 26: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Sangria wrote: "Thanks for the friend add, Leigh! I love, love, love Shadow and Bone! Squee!!!"

so glad! and your dog is adorable <3


message 25: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for the friend add, Leigh! I love, love, love Shadow and Bone! Squee!!!


message 24: by Aju

Aju Ajit Oh.My.Gosh! "Leigh became your friend". Someone wake me up from my dream please!!!! :D


Νόρα Thanks for accepting my friend request!
Just finished Shadow and Bone and is One of the most imaginative fantasies that I've read in a while.I loved the world and the characters.Brilliant,new series by an amazing author. :)


message 22: by Jordan

Jordan Just finished Siege and Storm and it was absolutely brilliant! It was IMPOSSIBLE to put down! I can't wait to see what the Darkling has in store for us in the next book and it is KILLING me that I don't know what happened to Nikolai! Ugh fangirling feels! oh and i never did thank you for accepting my friend request! Especiallysince you accepted it the day before my birthday (june 16th) That was the best birthday gift I could have hoped for so thank you soo much!

-Grisha series fan Jordan :D


Rachel  (APCB Reviews) "Leigh became your friend." Oh. My. Gosh. *fangirling and screaming*!! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I LOVE Shadow and Bone and am about to start Siege and Storm. I loved the book and everything in it! The characters, the setting, the plot, the story, the romance, THE DARKLING, the Grisha, the fold, everything! You have a gift for writing please keep writing ;) Thanks again!
-Your-most-obsessed-with-Grisha-series-fan, Rachel :)


Masha I kinda feel like a butt for saying this, but I'm.... rootingforMaltodie. Because Team Darkling and Team Nikolas. Alina deserves someone much better than the boy who neglects her, is jealous of all the attention she receives, and doesn't understand the sacrifices she has made to keep the relationship. I also think Alina needs someone who can match her power or someone who can teach her.

I hope that didn't come off as rude! Just something I was thinking. I do love the books, but Mal is just UGH.


message 19: by Sherbie

Sherbie Hello Leigh! Thanks for visiting TO last Wednesday. It was great to finally meet you and the other fab ladies of fierce reads tour- you're nondescript fan :D


message 18: by Sam

Sam I just saw the book trailer to book #2.....OMG I'm So excited!!!! You should post this Video to your goodreads Video!! http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/04/05/l...


message 17: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Orulyon wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Im going to repeat myself and say...
I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE. STORY, SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND OMG THE DARKLING IS AMAZING~ *fangirl screams*
Cant wait to..."


So glad you enjoyed it! The UK is switching to the US title (and I believe the cover) for the paperback release and the sequel (releasing in June) will share the title Siege and Storm with the US version. Hope that helps with the confusion ;) And thanks for the kind words <3


message 16: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Rebecca wrote: ""You are now friends with Leigh Bardugo"

Well, now my day can't get any better. ;)

Are you heading to Comic Con this year? I'm the one who ran up to the table after your panel to tell you how am..."


Um, please don't ever apologize for "fangirling." Hearing from readers is pretty much the best part of my job :)
Not yet sure if I'll be at Comic Con this year, but I'll post as soon as I hear!

Orulyon wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Im going to repeat myself and say...
I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE. STORY, SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND OMG THE DARKLING IS AMAZING~ *fangirl screams*
Cant wait to..."



Annabella Thank you for accepting my friend request!
Im going to repeat myself and say...
I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE. STORY, SETTING, CHARACTERS, AND OMG THE DARKLING IS AMAZING~ *fangirl screams*
Cant wait to get my hands on Siege & Storm...by the way I have a question: I bought "the gathering dark" version. I would like to buy the uk paperback version of Siege & Storm... are they changing the name again, also for the sequel?;__; (I love the original titles the most ;_;)


message 14: by Becca (last edited Mar 12, 2013 05:07AM)

Becca "You are now friends with Leigh Bardugo"

Well, now my day can't get any better. ;)

Are you heading to Comic Con this year? I'm the one who ran up to the table after your panel to tell you how amazing Shadow & Bone was. Sorry for being such a fangirl; I couldn't help it.


message 13: by Kristin (last edited Feb 13, 2013 03:16AM)

Kristin Sweet, thanks! I've nearly finished it.


message 12: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Amber wrote: "Where do we sent fan art if we only have a good reads account?"

You can send to my lastleigh at gmail account. I have snail mail contact info on my website, too. http://leighbardugo.com/contact

So excited to see what you came up with!! (And please let me know if it's ok to post to tumblr etc.)


message 11: by Kristin

Kristin Where do we sent fan art if we only have a good reads account?


message 10: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Sam wrote: "Shadow And Bone is a Treasure!<3
Thanks for accepting my friend request."


My pleasure, Sam! So glad you enjoyed it!


message 9: by Sam (last edited Feb 08, 2013 10:32AM)

Sam Shadow And Bone is a Treasure!<3
Thanks for accepting my friend request.


message 8: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Glad you like it, Reena. I think it's a nice placeholder before we get to see the final cover :D


message 7: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Thank you, Lily! Glad you enjoyed it <3


message 6: by Lily

Lily Marie Thank you for accepting my friend request. I loved Shadow and Bone! You're a very talented writer!


message 5: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo Beth - So sorry I missed your message before, but THANK YOU. I'm happy Shadow and Bone was a good addition to your summer reads.

Monica - Very glad you're looking forward to Siege and Storm. And I'm glad S&B piqued your interest in Russia. I kind of hoped the book would be a gateway drug ;)


Monica Thanks for accepting my friend request! Because of Shadow and Bone, I have this newfound love of Russian stuff. I love your book and can't wait for Siege and Storm to come out :)


Beth  (Curling Up With A Good Book) OK...How excited am I because I just saw that Shadow and Bone would be turned into a movie!!! um VERY!!!!!!!! Such an awesome book! By far the best one I have read this summer! I have given many recommendations to my friends to read it and they all love it!! COngrats!! Well deserved!!!


message 2: by Leigh

Leigh Bardugo ~Noel wrote: "Thank you for excepting my friend request! :D
Can't wait until Siege and Storm is released!!!"


Of course :) I'm glad you're looking forward to it!


message 1: by Noël

Noël Thank you for excepting my friend request! :D
Can't wait until Siege and Storm is released!!!


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