Review: Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Review: Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth DurstFire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
Published by Crown Books (12.4.2018)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Source: For Tour

4 Stars

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.

My thoughts

It’s not arrogant to know who you are.
It’s powerful.
And I am powerful.

Oh my gosh, this book was SO fun! I found Durst’s prose to be quirky and engaging – I laughed out loud more than once. I absolutely loved the concept, it was fantastic! MAGIC. HEISTS. WERE. DRAGONS. Yes, that’s right. Weredragons!! How awesome is that?! I also loved that they were thieves of gold and hoarders of treasure by nature.

I absolutely loved the sense of family that this book had going on. Sky had a close relationship with her brothers and father, and despite being told that her missing mother was a lost cause, she still fought tooth and nail to find out what happened to her. View Spoiler »

While I didn’t care much for the romance between Sky and Ryan, I loooved Sky and Gabriela’s friendship! Gabriela was fabulous and I related to her hardcore. She wanted adventure so bad, it was endearing!

It’s hard to talk about my favorite part without spoilers, so don’t click the tag if you haven’t read it! View Spoiler »

There’s not much else I can say about this book other than I had fun reading it! The only reason it didn’t get 5 stars is it lacked that extra something for me to connect 100% to the characters. But it was a super quick and easy read, and I definitely recommend!

Favorite quotes

We don’t steal from humans – unless they have something we really, really want and it’s made of solid gold and they have enough security to make it a challenge.

My friends and family are my treasure.
They are my gold.

Overall Assessment

Plot: 4/5
Premise: 5/5
Writing style: 4/5
Originality: 5/5
Characters: 3.5/5
World-building: 3.5/5
Pace: 4.5/5
Feels: 2/5
Cover: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5

Jessi (Geo)

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