This & That – 2 Books with Great Ensemble Casts

This & That – 2 Books with Great Ensemble Casts

This and That” is a feature to showcase books that I think sound similar or have similar themes and would recommend to someone who is a fan of the “this book.”  Often times, I may not have read the “that” book, but I think fans of the “this” book might like it based on the synopsis or others’ reviews.

This and That - Six of Crows and Salt to the Sea

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About the Books:

Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoSIX OF CROWS (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

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.

Kaz’s crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

SIX OF CROWS (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
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Read My Review

Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys CoverSALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys

Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets.

Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war.

As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom.

Yet not all promises can be kept.

Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II. An illuminating and life-affirming tale of heart and hope.

SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys
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Review will be posted soon! I LOVED it!

The Why:

I finished reading Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys over the weekend and loved it so much! It’s narrated by four different teenagers, each with such a compelling and unique voice. The great ensemble cast in Salt to the Sea reminded me of how riveting each of the characters in Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows was.

If you enjoyed the multiple narratives in Six of Crows (and the non-stop action) then you should try Salt to the Sea.  Salt to the Sea is a fictional account of the worst maritime disaster in world history that no one talks about. It’s emotional, tragic, and lovely all at the same time. Side note: The varying points-of-view flowed beautifully in both books, so don’t let that deter you.

Let me know what you think if you’ve read these books!

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