ya soc

Kaz: Inej, I need you to pay special attention to Pekka Rollins, you must follow his every move, I need to know his every fault, every weakness - every odd habit.

Inej: k

[later that day]

Inej: *following Pekka Rollins through bustling streets of the barrel*

Pekka: *under his breath* they see me, Rollins. (dundun) They hatin’

Inej: What the Fuck

“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.”

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A Proper Playlist for a Proper Thief

68 & counting songs featuring artists like X ambassadors, Kaleo, Royal Deluxe, The Black Keys, Johnny Cash, Fever Ray, and many more. Let a unique blend of alt rock and folksy blues accompany you on the Heist of a lifetime. Several of these songs were even added to the Official Six of Crows Spotify Playlist.

‘Proper Thieves’ has been listened to over 1,000 times

Listen Here (Youtube) Listen Here (Spotify)

  • Photos originally by artists Kahn & Selesnick and edited by me @falling-for-the-winchesters. If using images please tag or credit me, thank you. Inspired of course by the lovely Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows Duology. 

Want to know what the rough rasp of Kaz’s voice sounds like? Skip through the middle of the playlist to July Talk’s “I’ve Rationed Well.”

I hope you enjoy reading and listening as much as I did! 

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ya lit meme- quotes 5/9: from Crooked Kingdom (Leigh Bardugo)

maybe there were people who lived those lives. maybe this girl was one of them. but what about the rest of us? what about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? we learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. we learn to wring magic from the ordinary. that was how you survived when you weren’t chosen, when there was no royal blood in your veins. when the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.

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ya lit meme - 1/8 pairings ((inej ghafa and kaz brekker from six of crows))

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.

A-Z Book Recs

I’ve been AWOL for a while on booklr while I finished up at uni, but now I’m back and to celebrate I am giving you a WHOLE 26 BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS by doing @macrolit‘s A-Z of book recs! Click on the links to read me reviews! Here we go:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green- his best book in my opinion, showing a generation of young people that it’s perfectly okay not to be a genius.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson- a poignant and beautiful poetic memoir of growing up black in America.

Court of Mist and Fury (A) by Sarah J Maas- the second in a series but a fantastic read of overcoming loss and trauma while kicking serious ass and saving the world.

Dream Thieves (The) by Maggie Stiefvater- also the second in a series, but the best one in this quartet of friendship, magic, and history. 

Eragon by Christopher Paolini- somewhat of a pastiche of high fantasy but still a fabulous read.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell- a great college-set read for the Potter generation about overcoming anxiety, finding your voice, and making new friends.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- a gripping twist-filled crime thriller. 

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling- my favourite of this phenomenal series!

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai- an inspiring non-fiction account of an incredible life. 

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte- my favourite classic novel, very accessible and perfect for curling up with in the winter!

Kite Runner (The) by Khaled Hosseini- a fantastic and emotional panoramic view of Afghanistan.

Little Princess (A) by Frances Hodgson Burnett- my favourite children’s classic!

Martian (The) by Andy Weir- OMG THIS IS FABULOUS GO READ IT

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen- the protagonist is the original fangirl and this short classic is so worth your time!

One by Sarah Crossan- get ready to ugly-cry, a perfect YA verse novel

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie- a beautifully intricate novel set in Nigeria. 

QI: The Book of General Ignorance by John Lloyd- I’m somewhat of a QI nerd and this book of fun facts is interspersed with jokes from the show!

Room With A View (A) by EM Forester- a gorgeous novel from the early twentieth century.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo- a fantasy novel combined with a heist novel with brilliant characters! Go read!

Tar Baby by Toni Morrison- set in a sultry, humid atmosphere, romantic, dark, and full of beautiful writing, I highly recommend. 

Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon-McKenna- a children’s book set in Ireland during the famine in the mid-nineteenth century.

Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis- a poetry anthology celebrating the black female body and reclaming beauty.

Wrath and the Dawn (The) by Renee Ahdieh- the first in a duology.

Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 (The) by James Shapiro- a non-fiction in-depth look at the context of one year in the life of Shakespeare.

I don’t have one for Z, can you recommend one? 

I made another one, this one being just good book quotes.

Also available on redbubble!!! http://www.redbubble.com/people/caitjacobs/works/24959025-quotes-collection-of-young-adult-book-quotes?asc=u