In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon.Embarking on a life of crime is ...
|Title||:||Fire and Heist|
|Number of Pages||:||304 pages|
Fire and Heist Reviews
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner!
Beware spoilers ahead!
Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence.
Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends, and boyfriend. Until her mother disappeared. Now shunned by the wyvern society, Sky's family is dealing with the aftermath regarding her mother. Her father doesn't smile anymore. Her brothers ignore her. And the Hawkin's fami ...more
I had really high hopes for this one, because the blurb makes it sound like it’s Heist Society with dragons. Sadly, that is not the case, and not just because there was a distinct lack of hot blond billionaire.
16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descended from dragons, they can’t actually transform anymore, but they can still breathe fire. And they still LOVE their gold. In the wyvern community, leading your first heist to steal something is a huge coming-of-age ritual ...more
This has been receiving somewhat middling reviews and I understand why - it's a book that sort of reads like a sendup of fantasy tropes and sort of reads like a book leaning into those tropes, and can’t quite figure out where it’s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience reading this, and sped through it quickly.
So let's just sum it up - this will be fun if:
1) you genuinely enjoy reading fast-paced heist urban fantasy.
Who doesn’t enjoy campy fantasy sometimes? Okay, yeah, maybe I need ...more
Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and easy read!
Well, that was hella disappointing.
So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story.
Sadly, this book didn't even come close to getting on that level of awesome.
The synopsis sounded amazing. A magical heist and dragons! If that's not a winning combo I don't know what is! I went into this expecting to be extremely entertained and fall in love wit ...more
this was a pretty good book, it just wasn’t for me ☹ ...more
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Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! 😉
Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?!
At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing.
And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop.