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Naturally Sky is angry with all these people Even when Ryan comes back in her Sky is angry with all these people Even when Ryan comes back in her Sky still holds some resentmentThe world building was xcellent There are a lot of rules within the wyvern society Even regarding a person s first heist Wyverns history plays a huge role in the story Most of it is nothing new Though I felt that Durst did a good job making it uniueI really liked Sky She was a great character Realistic with her own insecurities Also very mature which seems to be a thing with Durst s heroine s I njoyed reading about her character development and journey throughout the storyGabriela is Sky s human friend Now that Sky doesn t have any wyvern friends She is Spanish and loves to do research Also very self assured whilst some insecurities The friendship between Sky and Gabriela was sweet They really grew from their relationship with one anotherMaximus is a wyvern who can also use magic His character was uite something At first I didn t know how to feel about him As the story continued I grew to appreciate his character He s very dramatic which makes for a fun reading xperienceRyan s character surprised me When I read the synopsis I figured the audience is supposed to like him I did not Fitness for Geeks: Real Science, Great Nutrition, and Good Health except him to be helping Sky in her heist Let alonencourage it He was sweet and a total dork I liked the romance between them I thought they were cute together It also didn t take away from the plotThe heist was so much fun I really njoyed reading about their practice And the part ach character had to play Once all the twists came into play there were had to play Once all the twists came into play there were lot of genres Cause Of Fear explored Such as some Sci Filements I didn t see anything coming And Working Windows: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows enjoyed all the tibits of the world buildingxploredThe main themes were forgiveness and power I respected Sky when she said that she would forgive Ryan and the rest of her friends It showed character growth I thoroughly The Game of Love enjoyed the discussions about power It was very interesting and thought provokingOverall I really liked it I highly recommend it Well that was hella disappointingSo I like heists heist movies are amazing Heist books areven better And to me no heist will Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition ever top the one from Six of Crows That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist storySadly this book didn tven come close to getting on that level of awesomeThe 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 xpecting to be xtremely ntertained and fall in love with all these characters Less than 50 pages in I already knew I was in for a big disappointmentMy first issue was the writing style Where Six of Crows was dark and dgy this one seemed juvenile And it s not to say that this one should have been like Six of Crows This is its own novel and the author has her own style It s just that the style read a little childish and like I couldn t uite take it seriously in dire situations The charcters were also very childish They didn t feel very believable as characters and weren t very compelling or The Lady in Pink evenntertaining There were also a lot of interactions between them that felt forced like the author was trying to trick us into thinking that they were becoming friends or that they were likable and it just came out as awkwardAnother issue I had with this novel was the world building or rather the lack thereof This is a world where humans know that dragons Eyes exist What does this mean for humanity For the power structure of mankind What is the dragon society like What are the rules How is mankind just ok with dragons constantly conducting public high stakes heists Lastly I had issues with the actual heist It was pretty anticlimactic The heist part should be the tensest most suspenseful part of any heist story It should keep you on your toes and surprise you This heist sort Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE I had such a brilliant time with it This was such a fun read I thoroughlynjoyed it The family aspect was by Vern a human capable of turning into a dragonEmbarking on a life of crime is never asy and Sky discovers secrets about her mother who recently went missing the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their co. 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 billionaire16 year old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns Originally descended from dragons they can t actually transform any but they can still breathe fire And they still LOVE their gold In the wyvern community le I venture into YA when I m in the right mood But sometimes I find myself almost in the right mood and whether I fall in or
not be determined by the book I pick up With this book will determined by the book I pick up With this book sucked me in and never let go Sky is ngaging right from the start and the alternate world fantasy setup was just present Sinner's Heart enough to be interesting and the story has great pacing and all the right detailsAnd now I find myself without much to say The cover copy gives younough to know what you re getting into Durst delivers on the promises but adds a wonderful family with a broken dynamic trying to find their way back to if not normal then at least coming to terms with their new circumstances I liked Sky a lot and sympathized with her desire to come into her own in a world that has been turned upside down I love that she takes action rather than wallowing in her self pity and I particularly love that she s strong nough to claim both her strengths and weaknessesMy only caution is that this is very much a YA story so some complexity is sacrificed for pacing and characterization is sometimes on the facile side of trope I don t consider these bad traits and thought that Durst made it xactly what it needed to be Which is why it s getting all of the five stars it deservesA note about Romance and ChasteSteamy Sky starts the story heartbroken that the boy she loves rejected her along with all of the rest of wyvern society The story works through that relationship but all of the falling in love is in the past As such this isn t a Romance but there is an Spirit of the Wolf exploration of love and caring about others There s no steam or references to sex at all but there is some kissing so I m tagging it Chaste but not Romance which is a little unusual The book started really well but half away through this became somewhat naive The story was fast paced and there s a lack in action with the other charac Review posted on Fafa s Book Corner Beware spoilers aheadTrigger warning Trauma regarding absent parent mention of murder blackmailing imprisonment mention of blood abusive parent and physical violenceSky 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 any Her brothers ignore her And the Hawkin s family refuses to speak about what happenedMuch to Sky s surprise herx boyfriend Ryan gives her information regarding her mother Sky decides to put her foot down and complete the mission her mother failed With a rag tag crew Sky sets out for answers After reading the author s previous works I was highly anticipating this I am happy to say that I njoyed it Fire and Heist is written in first person limited following Sky There are chapter numbers "And One ListI Had Such A Blast Reading So Much "one listI had such a blast reading So much but also had it s serious moments I particularly njoyed the play on history The Hawkin s are distantly related to King Atahualpa and other historical figuresI absolutely loved the Hawkin s They had such a great relationship despite all they d been through Charles is the oldest He had this tough guy attitude Tuck and Liam are fraternal twins And like most twins had a close relationship Sky s the youngest and the baby of the family Her father and brother s do their best to keep Sky out of Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose everything Which just makes Skyven inclined to look for answersThere s a large focus on Before As in before the vents of this book When Sky and her family used to be happy and when they actually had a place in society After being shunned and dumped by her boyfriend veryone lse fol. In Sky Hawkins's family leading your first heist is a major milestone ven 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 specially when you're a wy.
Free read Fire HeistAr my favourite Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies that leave a mark afterwards at least for me but it s absolutely perfect for a fun break from heavy high fantasy tomes Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst is a young adult fantasy read that is a standalone story The author described her idea for this one as wanting to write Ocean s Eleven with Were dragons so of course this odd description definitely got my CURIOSITY AROUSED IT S SAFE TO aroused It s safe to when done too this doesn t really remind me of anything I ve read before which for me is a good thing Sky Hawkin is a teenage Wyvern a human with the ability to shift into a dragon although the Wyvern here on Earth have lost the ability to shift and can only conjure fire Wyvern s also have a fetish for shiny xpensive things Math Basics 6 especially gold so how do they go about acuiring it you ask By stealing of course Sky s family however is on the outs in the Wyvern community after her mother went on a heist and didn t return Obviously something went wrong but Sky s brothers and father refuse to do anything to find out what happened so Sky intends to plan her own heist to try to find her mother Now with a book about dragons I wasn t uitexpecting to jump into what reads YA contemporary with family drama but the story started a little on the funny side and piued my curiosity regardless As the book went along and I m beginning to wonder if the world is basically ours with these supposed dragons that aren t than humans without a lighter to create fire what was the point to including Wyverns but thankfully the story ventually got around to dragon ish things to
SATISFY MY CURIOSITY IN THE END I FOUND ITmy curiosity In the nd I found it rather cute mostly contemporary with a dash of fantasy read and would suggest giving it a try I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit 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 uite figure out where it s going I however really The First Ghost enjoyed myxperience reading this and sped through it uickly So let s just sum it up this will be fun if 1 you genuinely njoy reading fast paced heist urban fantasy Who doesn t njoy campy fantasy sometimes Okay yeah maybe I need to be in a specific mood to Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential enjoy this specific category But I tend to reallynjoy the fast slump breaking reading xperience this type of book offers A for that 2 you have spent a lot of time poking fun at cliche fantasy books that you really liked This book spends a decent amount of its time poking fun at itself And guess what It is fucking hilarious The main character s voice in particular is just glorious and sardonic and fun and I absolutely love it 3 you njoy pulpy you kind of know what s happening but you re still along for the ride kind of books where all the characters are pretty likable You know Cassandra Clare She s popular because she gets you invested in the characters and then you re so invested that you just Humanism enjoy the ride There s a cool lady friendship to root for feat a total nerd girl and absolutely no dumb miscommunication Anxes plotline that you totally know the direction of but Smokin' Hot enjoy nonetheless A strong family dynamic that is soasy to root for I am not going to pretend this will be a book I find Placing Memory extremely memorable however I am going to totally lean into how much fun I had reading it and recommend it to anyone who finds the prior description somewhat intriguing I laughed reading it It broke through my slump So I would recommend Blog Goodreads Twitter Instagram Youtube December Fairyloot Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies THE GOODIESWell shit Injoyed the hell outta this book Happy Reading Mel HeistsWere dragonsHEISTS AND WERE DRAGONSI was gonna say you had me at heist but then I read were dragons and now I m not so sure I was completely had beforeYou can wish and hope and pray and chant under the moon for this on Netgalley Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. MmunityWith a handpicked crew by her side Sky knows she has Lasombra everything she needs to complete her first heist and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process But then she uncovers a dark truth about were dragon society a truth valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels couldver. .