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First Line Friday – 23 June 2023

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First Lines Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

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Joost had two problems: the moon and his mustache.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

For this week’s First Line Friday post I’m shining the spotlight on the next book in my Grishaverse readthrough. I started Six of Crows the other day and I’ve read two chapters so far. I’m enjoying it, but it’s definitely darker than Shadow and Bone.

Title: Six of Crows

Author: Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Fantasy

Age Category: Young Adult

Publication Date: September 29, 2015

Number of Pages: 465 Pages

Buy the Book: Amazon

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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.

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