Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of the Ninth House series and the creator of the Grishaverse, which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy (now a Netflix series), 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.
Illustrator Sara Kipin is best known for her fantasy works portraying strong, self-empowered, feminine characters. Her style is inspired by early animation and romantic paintings. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and currently lives in Burbank, California.
A New York Times Bestseller "Lushly designed and wonderfully
rendered ... Bardugo doesn't twist familiar tales so much as rip
them open." --Booklist, starred review "Strong writing, compelling
stories, and gorgeous illustrations make this collection a
must-have." --School Library Journal, starred review "Beautiful
imagery conceived from precise, beautiful prose; beautiful cover
image and interior illustrations that creep across each page toward
a beautiful consummation; beautiful lands inhabited by beautiful
hearts." --VOYA, starred review "Elegantly crafted...stylishly
intricate illustrations...all fans of the darker side of folktales
and folktale-like stories will find the stories satisfyingly full
of pain, danger, and vengeance." --The Bulletin of the Center for
Children's Books, starred review "Gorgeously otherworldly...Any
lover of retellings or original fairy tales will enjoy." --Kirkus
Reviews "Gorgeous, cruel and almost wistful windows onto the
dreamscapes and hard lessons of [Bardugo's] alternate universe ...
fairy tales with all the darkness intact." --NPR Book Review
"Those who seem innocent are shown to be guilty, one-dimensional characters become more complicated, and mothers who once were absent are given presence and power." --Mashable "This new collection will intrigue, awe, frighten, and inspire both stalwart fans and new readers looking for a heady spoonful of fantasy." --Hypable "This nightmare-inducing collection is short but powerful, each tale as brilliant and absorbing as the one before... brilliant storytelling" --Romantic Times
"Marvelous tales, as full of twists and delights and strangeness as anything found in the Grimm Brothers. Leigh Bardugo is a master." --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble Praise for Crooked Kingdom: "It's a delicious blend of masterfully executed elements ... Bardugo outdoes herself in this exhilarating follow-up, and series fans will have their eyes glued to every page."--Booklist, starred review. "Un-put-down-able excitement from beginning to end." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review. "Bardugo's ingenious plotting that characterized Crows is again on full display, and the backstories, loyalties, flaws, and romantic alliances....are richly developed." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB), starred review Praise for Six of Crows: "This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Cracking page-turner with a multi ethnic band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed the Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books."
--VOYA, starred review