Blog Tour: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Giveaway)

Blog Tour: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Giveaway)

Seriously I don’t know if I can possibly be anymore ecstatic to be on this tour and do this post!! Seriously love Bardugo and this world! I’m going to be giving you some Dos and Don’ts for Surviving the Grishaverse, and you can also go check out YA Yeah Yeah post for some other awesome tips!

Also make sure that you go stop by Cuddlebuggery and Winged Reviews stops yesterday to check out the Grishaverse boyfriends! These two posts were AMAZING!!

Now I’m going to hand over the blog to Leigh for a minute. ♥

Thanks for joining the blog tour, Bookiemoji gang! So I’m pretty terrible at following Dos and Don’ts. Tell me to do something and I’m going to ask why. Tell me not to do something and I’ll probably shout, “You’re not the boss of me!” (Some closed-minded people describe this as “a problem with authority.”) That said, I spend most of my time traveling or in the writer cave, so I thought I’d share my tips for both. My writing Dos can be found over at YA Yeah Yeah.

Here are my best travel suggestions:

Do stock up on podcasts. I love listening to 99% Invisible and Welcome to Night Vale when I travel. Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me is my comfort food. 

Do pack more lipsticks than you could possibly need. (Recent favorites are Colourpop and Melt, but I just got my hands on Unicorn Blood from Jeffree Star so all bets are off.

Do invest in a good neck pillow. I don’t remember who was the first to buy it, but by the end of the last Fierce Reads tour we all had the Cabeau “Evolution” neck pillow. I’m SERIOUS. It will change your life.

NOW, it’s time for some survival tips…

Six Dos and Don’ts of the Grishaverse

DO have a back plan.


If you go anywhere in the Grishaverse and have a plan 9 times out of 10 you are going to NEED a back up plan. Nothing seems to go as anyone hopes it will. It doesn’t matter how simple something may seem, just make a back up plan. 

DON’T trust anyone. ANYONE.


It doesn’t matter how long you have known someone, you just don’t trust them. You can ally with people and strike up deals but you better be cautious because you just never know when someone might betray you. 

DO ally with Kaz Brekker if given the chance.


If Kaz Brekker walks up to you and offers you a deal to come work with him…just take it. Seriously. Don’t think about it. Just take it. Being allied with him seriously is the way to go. 

Which brings me to my next tip…

DON’T underestimate Kaz…like ever. 


This guy is basically the ultimate bad ass and he knows his shit. Do not question his methods, just go with them. He is always about 1000 steps ahead and everyone who seems to come across him in the Grishaverse finds this out. 

DO carry weapons on you at all times. 


If you walk out the door without weapons you may not make it walking down the street depending on where you are going. At all times you should have a weapon, or two, hidden on you. 

DON’T go anywhere to make a deal on someone without having blackmail on them.


Secrets are worth more than money in the Grishaverse. Nothing puts the fear in someone like you threatening to expose their nasty secret to the ones they don’t want knowing it the most. So if you know people’s secrets you can definitely have some leverage in the Grishaverse.  


Blog Tour: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Giveaway)Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Published by Macmillan on September 29th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Young Adult

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.


About Leigh Bardugo


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.



September 24

UK: Winged Reviews     US: Cuddlebuggery

Topic: Six Book BFs of the Grishaverse

September 25

UK: Ya Yeah Yeah            US: Bookiemoji

Topic: Six Dos and Don’ts of the Grishaverse

September 26

UK: Mugglenet                 US: YA Interrobang

Topic: Six Companion Reads for Six of Crows

September 27

UK: Jess Hearts Books   US: Reading Teen

Topic: Six Signs You Do/Don’t Have What it Takes to Join Kaz’s Crew

September 28

UK: Wondrous Reads     US: The Midnight Garden

Topic: Six Favorite Quotes from SoC

September 29

UK: Dark Readers             US: Mundie Moms

Topic: Six Tips for Surviving the Grishaverse


Do you think you could survive the Grishaverse?





  1. Kayla says:

    I am so excited for this to come out already!!
    I definitely agree with backup plans, but the blackmail part is hysterical ;’) and so true!

  2. Lia says:

    So excited for Six of Crows!!! I doubt I would survive the Grishaverse – but to be fair I think anyone from any group would die painfully there (except for this Kaz I have yet to meet.)

  3. MJ says:

    I would do my best. I have all sorts of plans for what I “would totally do if this was the reality” yet if this was reality I don’t think getting a bodyguard and training with him and then taking over the world would end up happening.

  4. horcrux-alchemist says:

    I’m super excited for Six of Crows. For how the Dos and Donts sound, I think I would make it (hopefully!). I just have to make sure that nobody tries to underestimate me…

  5. Joanna W. says:

    Cool Post!
    I whole-heartily agree… A neck pillow is definitely a must bring on any trip.
    Basically in the Grisha Universe, one must expect the unexpected.

  6. Natalie says:

    Hahaha I couldn’t agree more, absolutely nothing goes smoothly the first time around in the Grishaverse. I probably wouldn’t make it for too long. As long as I got to meet Leigh’s boys though, I’d be good to go.

  7. SJ Bouquet says:

    Good golly what a post! Loved all your tips, but the last one really stuck with me. Like, I know to be prepared and carry a weapon and all that jazz, but if I were a hardened criminal who did crime and was crime and all the crimed, I would be the one to have all the dirt. I would be in the know how. Call me Madam Blackmail muahahahahahahahahaahHAHAHAHAH *cough*

    Great post! 😀

  8. Harrison says:

    I’m so in love with all the twists in this book, which makes me definitely agree with teaming up with Kaz and staying on his good side. He’s always got it planned.

  9. Jamie Welch says:

    I’d like to think that I could survive but then again I can’t even run a mile without feeling like I’m gonna die sooo..maybe not.

  10. Carina Olsen says:

    Gorgeous tour post Crystal 😀 So happy for you. <3 Yet jealous too, lol. Wishing I could have taken part in the tour too 🙂 Leigh is so awesome. <3 And I am DYING to read this book. SOON 😀 Thank you for sharing about this precious sweetie. <3

    • Carina Olsen says:

      (Aaaalso, your Do’s and Don’t’s are aawesome 😀 Love them. I so wish to ally with Kaz, lol. Reading the book tomorrow, hopefully, and I cannot wait. <3 Hope (I know) I will love it like you did :D)

  11. Gaby says:

    I love how you used gifs on your post, so cool xD
    Wow, would I survive? I’d like to say yes but I’m not sure, I’d have to be really cunning and play my cards well make good allies.

  12. Nikki says:

    Seriously, Bardugo hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped! Super thrilled to read this, I haven’t seen anything under a 4 star review on any of the blogs I follow!

  13. Karen Maldonad says:

    DON’T go anywhere to make a deal on someone without having blackmail on them.- noted. I probably wouldn’t make it a day.

  14. Laura Lawbaugh says:

    My favorite tip is the not going anywhere without having blackmail on someone. So wise. Gotta be more stealth to make it!

  15. Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts says:

    Have you seen the hoodies with built-in inflatable pillows? It’s genius.

    I do like how a month ago, before even starting Grisha, Six of Crows was just a fleeting memory of “oh, another hype”. THEN I READ GRISHA (well, actually still reading R&R) AND NOW I NEED SoC. Series binge reading is a drug I tell you…

  16. Veshani says:

    I cannot wait to read Six of Crows! I’m going to be honest, I don’t think I would survive Grishaverse. (I mean I would like to think I could survive with my cleverness but who knows) Very tragic indeed but I would try to enjoy it as much as possible!

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