Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Dance of Thieves
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Series: Dance of Thieves #1
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 512 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: August 7, 2018
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: A stunning new young adult adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant, by the author of the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles and the Jenna Fox Chronicles.
A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations.
A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power.
Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen’s premier guard.
A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself.
A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent.
When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives―and their hearts.
First of all, I loved The Remnant Chronicles, but I loved Dance of Thieves more.
Dance of Thieves is set six years following the end of The Beauty of Darkness, and while Jace a Kazi are new characters, there are several cross over characters and many spoilers of The Remnant Chronicles. Therefore, I would not recommend skipping Remnant.
The story starts off fast, Jace and Kazi are the biggest of enemies and they are forced to work together from the beginning. I couldn’t decide who I wanted to one-up the other more: Jace or Kazi. Kazi is a badass heroine and Jace’s downfall is he is a little too trusting. Plus, there is no love triangle!
There was a lot of historical information surrounding the queen and events between the kingdoms from The Remnant Chronicles. An unfamiliar reader will likely be confused and not recognize the importance of many key details. So start with The Kiss of Deception. If you’ve read them and at least liked them, then definitely read Dance of Thieves.
Damn that ending!
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*