Tuesday 29 September 2015

Six of Crows Blog Tour + Giveaway!!!!!

Ahhhhhhhhh today is an exciting day (in an exciting week), why you ask?! Well  first an foremost the amazing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardvgo is out today and we have partnered with the fantastic Mundie Mums for the todays stop on the blog tour with our Six Tips for Surviving the Grishaverse!!!!! 

First a few words from Leigh herself (eek):

I'll never forget meeting Casey and her crew on my first trip to the UK—or the beautiful video they made. I'm so glad Dark Readers is part of the Six of Crows blog tour! I doubt I'd last very long in the Grishaverse, so I thought I'd let the members of Kaz's crew give you their pro tips on how to survive the dangerous streets of Ketterdam:
Kaz—Trust no one.
Inej—Stay balanced.
Wylan—Stay home.
Matthias—Avoid alcohol, sweets, and bad company.
Nina—Indulge in alcohol, sweets, and my company.
Jesper—Bring cash. And make sure to tip your friendly neighbourhood sharpshooter. 
I hope you have fun meeting the crew. And if you find yourself in the Barrel after dark . . . well, just don't.
Now you've founf yourself in the Grishaverse, which is book a good thing ( since your finally in your favorite book) and a bad thing...because well you've read the book and the Grishaverse isn't the most friendly of places at the best of times...but fear not, for our 6 survival tips (should) get you through and out the other side!

1. Knowledge is power - in the Grishaverse it's always wise to stay two steps ahead of the game, and it's as much about who you know as what you know. One of the best things i've learnt from Kaz is the power of knowledge, more so than money...and it will get you far. Just be careful knowledge comes at a price!! 
2. Disguise - Let's go back to a bit of old school espionage. Disguise is key and can help you out in many a sticky situation. Whether your looking to slip away in the Barrels decked up in your finest comedie Brute costume (I'm quite intrigues by the madman mask - I have a thing for masks like this - arr diverging)...or [not going to finish this sentence due to spoilers sorry!] the better the disguise the better your chances of survival and actually getting the job done!
3. Always take precautions - You have your plans...great. But have you thought of all the possible angles? What if something goes wrong? Always in the Grishaverse expect the unexpected and PLAN FOR IT! It's always better to be prepared for every situation
4. Hope - This was something I learnt from Matthais, and maybe Hope is the wrong word, but that strong will determination, fighting for something specific, to achieve something that kept him going and pushed him on, and that's important when the world is battering down on you. You can't give in. You can't let it win, and he doesn't he fights and this sprung from this 'hope' that kept him going  
5. If you can have a Grisha on your side - This is obviously much easier said than done, but as we see can be a big help. Never underestimate he power of a Grisha, and use them wisely. Depending on your preference and need with depend on the type of Grisha that you'll want...but I'l stop this weird sales pitch for Grisha's and move on... 
6. Trust...I know what Kaz say's but trust is important and if you can't trust anyone the world becomes a bigger more dangerous place. I'm not saying this is a free for all open your arms to everyone...but maybe not block everyone out.

Hopefully with these tools your survive the Grishaverse and live to tell me the tale...I look forward to it! 

Don't forget to go check out Mundie Mums's survival tips and...

Did we mention there was a competition!?!?! (That I WANT TO WIN BUT ALAS CAN'T!)
From 24/9 - 29/9, bloggers in the US and UK have been paired up to share their own Six of Crows-inspired lists, such as six tips for surviving the Grishaverse, six signs you do/don't have what it takes to join Kaz's crew, and more.
Enter to win a Six of Crows prize pack full of US AND UK swag by commenting on all 12 blog posts by 11:59pm EST Friday, October 2.
Check out the full list of blogs on the tour below, go have a read and get commenting! ANNNND Leigh is also touring the UK!!!! SO check out all her stops and we'll maybe see you there!!

September 24              Topic: Six Book BFs of the Grishaverse
UK: Winged Reviews     US: Cuddlebuggery
September 25              Topic: Six Dos and Don’ts of the Grishaverse
UK: Ya Yeah Yeah           US: Bookiemoji
September 26              Topic: Six Companion Reads for Six of Crows
UK: Mugglenet                US: YA Interrobang
September 27              Topic: Six Signs You Do/Don’t Have What it Takes to Join Kaz’s                                                   Crew
UK: Jess Hearts Books   US: Reading Teen
September 28              Topic: Six Favorite Quotes from SoC
UK: Wondrous Reads     US: The Midnight Garden
September 29              Topic: Six Tips for Surviving the Grishaverse
UK: Dark Readers           US: Mundie Moms


Unknown said...

Sounds like Westeros... Political intrigue is my kryptonite (along with cocky brunettes)!

Laura Lawbaugh said...

I cannot wait to start exploring the Grishaverse. The crew all sound awesome, while these survival tips have peaked my interest!

Alyssa said...

Ketterdam is scary! I'll definitely have a sharpshooter with me, Jesper. ;) Or maybe staying home is the BEST idea. I'd probably want to have 395834085 backup plans like Kaz does! He's a smart cookie.

Lovely post, thank you, ladies!

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

NSchu said...

Cardio should be on there too, kinda like in Zombieland :)

Unknown said...

Trust no one! Especially if they have candy! Unless it's the good kind of candy, I'm partial to good candy.

Cali W. said...

Those are some great tips; I think you can get anywhere in a clever Disguise! ;) I can't wait to read Six of Crows. <3

Unknown said...

Oooh, hope is a good addition. I wouldn't have thought of it but I think it's one of the most important survival tips. Even if you're just trying to survive every day, everyone needs some hope.

Gaby Pendragon said...

Six of Crows is finally out!! I'm so excited!!
Cool post, I specially loved the tips!! The Grisha world is a dangerous one.

Unknown said...

Have a Grisha by your side of possible, eh? Which one would I know to travel with? I'll have like 8 'friends' at every town so I can be prepared for anything. And have plans A-Z and even more backups then that. The Grishaverse is kinda very sketchy. It's like trying to pack for a trip, I guess. You don't know what you'll need so bring everything!


Karen Maldonado said...

Thanks for the tips. Matthias sounds like my type of character.

Joanna said...

HaPPy BooK BiRtHdAy Six of Crows!!!
Lol @ asking the crew their tips, but who better to ask then them.
I liked that you included staying two steps ahead of the game and always have back-up plans. I can see those definitely being beneficial in heist doings.

Carina Olsen said...

Woot :D Stunning blog tour post. <3 Thank you so much for sharing. Ahh. I'm so excited about this book :D Finally getting to read it very, very soon. <3 Tomorrow, I hope :D Cannot wait to meet all of these characters. Matthias and Kaz sounds the best :D Thank you for sharing these awesome tips ;) Trust is always important.

landofisolatedcreatures said...

Great post! I love those tips... I'll be sure to reference them!! ;)

bn100 said...

interesting tips

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Unknown said...

I will choose to follow Nina's advice, thank you very much! HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY 6ofCROWS!

Unknown said...

It would be awesome if I could just be a Grisha! Like that would help so much to just have that power! I wouldn't need to worry about surviving because I would be a badass Grisha!

KayCee_K said...

I think knowledge, no matter what's going on or what world you're in, who you're fighting, knowledge is a must. The more you know the better off you are. I enjoyed reading you post; I agreed with more of it. Happy Reading

Nikki Vanderhoof said...

I really need to up my game. I haven't read any of Bardugo's work yet and I'm definitely feeling like I'm missing out on something and seriously need to catch up.

Unknown said...

Love Wylan's answer. "Stay home" because that's totally up my ally. I love staying home. I do the whole thing very well. If I were on this team, or in this world, I'd be the one who stayed home, but knew ALL the information about my enemies and was always calculating all the possible outcomes of future outcomes. That'd be my role. Hehe I need a Grisha tho! ANY VOLUNTEERS??

Great post! Love all that you had to say- especially the bit about trust, because let's face it, you NEED a bit of trust in this game. Also it's incredibly lonely if you can't trust someone.

Kayla Murray said...

I love Wylans advice! ;) His and Ninas though Id probably listen to Wylans

Sayomay said...

When she said Knowledge is Power I couldn't help but think of the educational cartoon they make kids watch in school. lol
Mary G Loki

Lea Krnjeta said...

"Stay home." lol All good advice for Grishaverse. Wylan sounds more and more like my kind of character.

Malka @ Paper Procrastinators said...

I'm seriously questioning how alive I'd be in the Grishaverse after going through this blog tour..... Still really excited for Six of Crows!

Unknown said...

Taking precautions and having a disguise seem like a good idea for heist book! SO excited to read six of crows because I've never read a heist book before!

vvb32 reads said...

Looking forward to the disguises - always fun element.

Unknown said...

Great tips! These could probably be used in the real world too... well maybe not the Grisha one. I'm pretty sure Grisha don't exist in the real world. Can't wait to read the book!

Unknown said...

These tips are very noteworthy, I'll definitely remember them. I've got to say I agree with Kaz, trust no one. (Ok maybe trust some people but hopefully you get the idea)

Unknown said...

Nina and Matthias tip was funny, Thanks for hosting the end.

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