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Leigh Bardugo

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Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House and the creator of the Grishaverse (now a Netflix original series) which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles and is an associate fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University. For information on new releases and appearances, sign up for her newsletter.

She would be delighted if you visited her at LeighBardugo.com and fairly giddy if you liked her selfies on Instagram.

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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 char…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 My next book will be adult, a standalone historical fantasy. At least that's the plan. After that I have a YA project and an adult project cooking. An…moreMy next book will be adult, a standalone historical fantasy. At least that's the plan. After that I have a YA project and an adult project cooking. And of course the third and final Alex Stern book. But yes, you're right, it's basically "whatever the series requires." I tend to know early on if a story slots into YA or adult or something else entirely. (I have a couple of something else entirelys coming soon too.) (less)
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“I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

“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.”
Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

“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

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message 48: by Toni

Toni Thank you so much for accepting my friendship request. You are one of my favourite authors and I cannot wait to own your books! I wish I already did, but I still love reading them! Thank you again and Stay Safe.


message 47: by Dianna

Dianna Thank youuu so much for accepting my friend request!!! ♥♥ You are one of my favourite writers and I love the Six of Crows book, are some of my favourites! ♥


Jenny Baker 🎼 ♬♩ Thank you for accepting my friend request! ♫ 🎶


message 45: by Sara

Sara Hernández Thank you so much Leigh for accepting my friend request! :) <3


Drcong O ' Thank you so much for accepting! I got a mini heart attack omg. <3


NerdyJediGymnast OMG Leigh, thank for becoming my friend!!! I love the Six of Crows books!!




message 42: by Lauren

Lauren Thank you so much, Leigh, for accepting my friend request! You are a truly wonderful writer and I can't wait for your next book :)


⊱ Poppy ⊰ HAPPY HALLOWEEN BABE!!





Gabriella Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!!! You are awesome, never forget that! :)


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

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message 38: by Luke

Luke Taylor Happy Birthday Leigh!!! :D


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


message 36: 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 35: by Cami

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


message 34: by annie

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


message 33: 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 32: 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


message 31: 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 30: 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 29: by Scott

Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


message 28: by Amy

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


message 27: 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


message 26: by bipasha

bipasha Thank you for accepting my friend request, Leigh! Looking forward to your next in June! ;)


message 25: by Jatin

Jatin 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 23: 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 22: 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 20: 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 :)


Rabbit Queen 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 17: 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 16: 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 15: 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 14: 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..."



ʙᴇʟᴀ.: ☾**:.☆*.:。. 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 12: 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 11: 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 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  (YA Books Central) 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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