Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ARC Review: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

Honor Among Thieves
Author: Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
Series: Honors (Book 1)
Publication: Katherine Tegen Books (February 13, 2018)

Description: Meet your new favorite kickass heroine in this daring YA series by New York Times bestselling authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre, a thrilling yet romantic futuristic adventure perfect for fans of Claudia Gray’s A Thousand Pieces of You.

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.

My Thoughts: HONOR AMONG THIEVES kicks off a new epic fantasy trilogy collaboration between Rachel Caine and Anne Aguirre.

Zara Cole's problems with authority and need for freedom made her run away from the hothouse environment of New Detroit to the Lower Eight where crime is rampant and everyone is out for themselves. She doesn't pay much attention to the big news of the day. The alien Leviathans are back to pick out a new crop of Honors to travel with them for a year as crew on their huge living spaceships. Zara is more concerned with finding her next mark and stealing enough to live on for the next few days.

Unfortunately, Zara's new mark is connected to a crime boss who wants what she stole and is willing to kill her to get it. Zora checks herself back into rehab for her antisocial tendencies in order get away but is tracked down. Luckily, she is picked to be one of the next hundred Honors and agrees in order to get off Earth and out of danger.

What Zara doesn't know is that teaming up with the Leviathan Nadim only changes the kind of danger that she will face. She and Beatriz, the second Honor on Nadim, need to be trained and pass tests before their one-year Tour. But Zara is anything but a rule follower and asks lots of questions of Nadim and about their mission.

I really enjoyed the world building in this story with huge sentient beings acting as spaceships. I liked that Zara was smart and suspicious but a good friend if you could gain her loyalty. I loved the relationship that developed between Zara and Nadim. I can't wait to find out what happens next for them in further books.

I highly recommend this series for fans of science fiction.

Favorite Quote:
This was my first spacewalk. the enormity of it, and the lonely smallness of my body, took by breath away. We wee in a bright, busy part of the Milky Way nebula, thick with stars, and it was hard to imagine that Nadim's home was so vast, so cold, so beautiful. So many stars. 
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from Edelweiss. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. OOh nice! This one is starting to sound more and more like a read I will enjoy! I was hesitant at first because of the whole space setting, but I am starting to lose that hesitation! Nice review!

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