Today’s post is a book review on Fire & Heist, a book I received in my December FairyLoot!
Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
Rating: ✰✰✰✰/ 5
Where I Got It: FairLoot; December 2018
One Line Thought: Surprisingly fun
Page Count: 304
Genre: Low/Portal Fantasy
Release Date: 4th December 2018
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Fire and Heist follows our main character, Sky, who is a wyvern, also known as a were-dragon. In her family, conducting your first heist is a big deal and one goes wrong its even more so. When her mother goes missing after a failed heist, Sky is determined to find out what happened, reunite her family and restore her families pride and wealth.
I was pleasantly surprised with this book as it is definitely not something that I would have picked up on my own. I love dragons just as much as the next person but for some reason the synopsis of this book just didn’t click for me. However, it was delightfully fun and I enjoyed my time reading this.
It wasn’t a serious fantasy which meant that it was a very quick read and very enjoyable. It was especially a nice break since I am currently also reading Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare which is a very heavy book to read (both literally and metaphorically, haha).
The characters were entertaining, my favourite being the human side-kick Gabriela, since she represented what I believe I would do if I was put into her place. It was also nice to see Sky grow and develop as a character as well as watch the family dynamic shift between her and her dad and brothers throughout the story.
My favourite part about this book however was how the wyvern’s were integrated into modern society in the real world. We don’t get to see that very often in fantasy books unless it’s urban fantasy and we definitely don’t get to see it in the context of dragons, so it was very refreshing.
Overall, this was a fun and quick fantasy that took me by surprise. It didn’t have to much depth too it but it made up for what it was lacking by it’s humour, loveable characters and unique setting.
Have you read this one? What did you think? Any books that you would recommend that sound similar? Any dragon books you would recommend? Let me know in the comments!