I’m very excited to be reviewing Fire & Heist today by Sarah Beth Durst! I received an arc of this book from net galley in trade for an honest review.
Okay, so im going to include the Synopsis first being a book some may not be familiar with obviously.
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 never easy, 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 community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has 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 more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.
Quick Star Rating: 5 stars
I’m seriously so happy I tried for this arc guys because it was fricking amazing! I mean it has were dragons aka people that can turn into dragons…yes you heard me right! Action in the form of intense heists that give a serious Mission Impossible meets magic twist and a dash of romance.
Sky was such a great character, she was strong, stubborn and caring which surrounded by many wyverns that only valued their hoard collection as status was unique. I loved her relationship with her brothers even when it was a bit rocky because it felt real! Her friendship with Gabriela was adorable, I loved her geekiness so much! I felt like I could totally relate to her. Her relationship was Ryan at first I wasn’t the biggest fan. I didn’t trust the jerk really, but he won me over in the end.
“…eye contact could lead to conversation, which could lead to feelings, and no one wants those. Especially not before noon.”
The idea of were dragons was so much fun as well! I feel like we don’t get enough books with dragons and this not only included dragons, but being able to turn into them would just be so so awesome! Their idea was home was so dragon like from all the stories of hoarding treasure it all felt perfectly together. The heist scenes were always very well done and I just love a good heist (cue mission impossible music xD)
The plot was very well paced and had a couple plot twists to keep you guessing! I loved the story line and want more of sky and her family already❤
Overall I highly recommend picking up this book that is set to be released on December, 4th 2018. You will not regret it, I promise!