Fire & Heist

Fire & Heist

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 i In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or ...

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Title:Fire & Heist
Author:Sarah Beth Durst
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B07BD22J8F
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Fire & Heist Reviews

  • Sherwood Smith
    Nov 23, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

  • Scrill
    Sep 25, 2017

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

  • Jacob Proffitt
    Jan 28, 2019

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

  • Stephanie
    Dec 31, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    Jan 21, 2016

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

  • Cora Tea Party Princess
    Jan 08, 2019

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

  • Emily May
    May 15, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

  • Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
    Dec 26, 2015

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

  • Lauren Stoolfire
    Dec 02, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Dec 10, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    Nov 21, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won?t want to miss. It?s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to le...

    Were-dragons!!!????!!! o.O Omg. DRAGONS. ...

    Ahh, what fun. RTC ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... In Sky Hawkins?s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone? It?s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially wh...

  • Sandra
    Dec 19, 2015

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won?t want to miss. It?s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to le...

    Were-dragons!!!????!!! o.O Omg. DRAGONS. ...

  • Angelica
    May 22, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Dec 20, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

  • Amanda
    Aug 29, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Dec 13, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

  • Christa
    Aug 17, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won?t want to miss. It?s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to le...

  • Chelsea
    May 23, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won?t want to miss. It?s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to le...

    Were-dragons!!!????!!! o.O Omg. DRAGONS. ...

    Ahh, what fun. RTC ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... In Sky Hawkins?s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone? It?s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially wh...

    DNF @ like 10% - if you enjoyed Sarah Beth Durst's other novel, Drink, Slay, Love, you'll likely enjoy this one. Stylistically, this sort of light, colloquial take on fantasy should work for me, but I can't take it seriously. I didn't find the characters or world interesting, and the n...

  • Jennymort ♔ Dark Lordette
    Jun 25, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

  • Carrie
    Aug 03, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

  • Taylor
    Mar 16, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    May 01, 2017

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

  • Veronika
    Jan 12, 2019

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won?t want to miss. It?s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to le...

    Were-dragons!!!????!!! o.O Omg. DRAGONS. ...

    Ahh, what fun. RTC ...

    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... In Sky Hawkins?s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone? It?s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially wh...

    DNF @ like 10% - if you enjoyed Sarah Beth Durst's other novel, Drink, Slay, Love, you'll likely enjoy this one. Stylistically, this sort of light, colloquial take on fantasy should work for me, but I can't take it seriously. I didn't find the characters or world interesting, and the n...

    This was such a fun and light read. I think it is perfect pick for the time when you read too many heavy books in a row and now you just want to relax, smile and enjoy your book. And there is so many nerdy references, you have to love this book just for that. It is a fantasy ab...

  • *Kiersten*
    Jan 04, 2019

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

  • Sepani
    Dec 25, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

  • Vicky Who Reads
    Dec 01, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

  • Book Roast
    Jan 19, 2019

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

  • E L E A N O R (bookishcourtier)
    Dec 28, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...

    This was one of my very favorite books of the year, and my favorite YA fantasy in a very long time. It's just so exhilaratingly fun, with fabulous characters & family dynamics, real emotions, AND a fantastic set of heists performed by were-dragons (with a wonderful were-dragon hero...

    This review and others like it can be found on my blog, Vicariously & Voraciously ARC Received from Netgalley for a fair review. Sky Hawkins is a wyvern - a human that can change into a dragon and her life has been turned completely upside down. Her mom has gone missing, he...

    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won?t want to miss. It?s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to le...

    Were-dragons!!!????!!! o.O Omg. DRAGONS. ...

    Ahh, what fun. RTC ...

  • beth
    Jan 12, 2019

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

  • Natalie ♡
    Dec 30, 2018

    Heists. Were-dragons. HEISTS AND WERE-DRAGONS. I 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 before... You can wish (and hope and pray and chant under the moon) for this on Netgalley: https://www.netgalley.co...

    December Fairyloot! Clink on the link below the picture to see the goodies! THE GOODIES Well shit! I enjoyed the hell outta this book! ? Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...

    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 quite figure out where it?s going. I, however, really enjoyed my experience rea...

    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 say when done...

    Whilst this scored 3 stars on CAWPILE, I had such a brilliant time with it. This was such a fun read! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The family aspect was by far my favourite. Definitely not one of the heavy fantasies, that leave a mark afterwards (at least for me) but it's absolutely perf...

    Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner! Beware spoilers ahead! Trigger warning: Trauma regarding absent parent, mention of murder, blackmailing, imprisonment, mention of blood, abusive parent, and physical violence. Sky Hawkin's used to have it all. The perfect family, friends,...

    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 characters apart from the main character. Plus, the characters were seemed to be predictable and that lost some of the interest with the ...

    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 will be determined by the book I pick up. With this book, it sucked me in and never let go. Sky is engaging right from the start and the alternate world fant...

    When I saw a mention that Durst had gotten the idea of writing a story that combined Ocean's 11 and wyverns, I couldn't sign up fast enough. And what fun it was! Sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkin is a normal teenager emotions-wise--her grief is quite real at the beginning, in which we ...

    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA What a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama cra...

    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 billionaire. 16-year-old Sky Hawkins and her family are wyverns. Originally descend...

    5/16/18 Since I have read The Queen of Blood at this point and am definitely a fan of Ms. Durst, I can't wait for this! --- 3/19/2018 Finally a release date and cover! ...

    this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ? this was a pretty good book, it just wasn?t for me ?? ...more ...

    4.5 stars Can I just say that I was very pleasantly surprised by this novel? And by very pleasantly surprised I mean I was absolutely blown away by this! I just . . . did not expect this to be that great? Right from chapter 1 I was hit with something akin to awe. Because the v...

    Well, that was hella disappointing. So, I like heists. heist movies are amazing. Heist books are even better. And to me, no heist will ever top the one from Six of Crows. That has forever been cemented as the gold standard for heist story. Sadly, this book didn't even come close ...

    Dragons?? Heists?? AND THAT COVER?! At this point, I'll read anything Sarah Beth Durst writes. This is gonna be amazing. And I also wanna know who the hell is rating this book before it's even come out?? Why?? Would you do this?? It's pissing me off and it needs to stop. ...

    5 Words: Not My Cup of Tea. Read as part of Fairyloot Readalong. This was a DNF for me. It was the writing style I couldn't get along with, and it's a shame as I was actually really looking forward to Fire & Heist. It's similar to the writing style of The Selection. I g...

    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. As a wyvern (think were-dragon), leading your first heist is a big deal - bigger than taking your first step and saying your first word. It's your first chance to really gain power and acceptance within your family a...

    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. Ye...

    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress.... This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dr...

    Wyverns, heists, plotting, and a lovable family/friends dynamic... It's too perfect! Okay Fire and Heist is just so much fun! The book gave me the same happy/good feeling as watching one of the Ocean 11 movies. So I really recommend reading this if you are in the mood for a happy and e...

    This book was in my first ever fairyloot and first I was kinda scared, because what if I don't like it? Then I started it on Saturday night, because I wanted to read something light and fun. It also has only 300 pages and I could finish it in 1-2 days, so that's what I did. :) When ...