Path of Thieves
Cugs is a pro at both games, but only one can secure him a college scholarship. It sho ...more
I met Cugs in Dodging Trains which also was my first book I read by Dee. In Path of Thieves Cugs is the main POV and the reader follows this seventeen year old guy with flashbacks to when and how ...more
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Complaint: the "dates read" part of the review option on here doesn't offer the variety needed, for instance, selecting read 20 times nonstop and in a row uninterruptedly.
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I'm not the biggest fan of YA only because the characters tend to annoy me. It's an age thing I'm sure. However, I didn't find this when it came to Sunniva' Dee latest book Path Of Thieves.
I liked Cugs, and I did feel for him at times, as he wanted to take a new path one that would lead him away from his father and give him a better future. I like Nadine, and although they met under unusual circumstances, I'm glad that they ...more
** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. **
I do like read YA novels, when you read about how in that age, going back to that moment, a vision about how your life would be, your aspirations, ambitions, when you think you have all the choices ahead of you, a life full of possibilities.
Unfortunately, for Cugs, life ain't that way. Trapped in a lifestyle he didn't have to choose, he lived a double life. Student in the day, thief at night. When you got into what he had to endure everyday, you ju ...more
Cugs was a typical high school guy with a not so typical life. He had dreams and aspirations of becoming a big time football player only to be betrayed by his own father. A father who needed his dad of the year award revoked a million times over. Cug keeps going basically treading water thinking this is all his life will be. He meets Nadine one faithful night and that sets his ...more
So YA is kind of new for me. It's not my usual genre-of-choice, but I love Sunniva's writing and I figured if she was going to try something new, then I could, too. Plus, I really wanted to hear Cugs' story. And I'm so glad I did. Cugs is the perfect example of a good guy stuck in terrible circumstances. And man, you can't help but root for this guy. Cugs was everything I hoped he would be, I loved him. I loved watching him overcome and figure himself out and I especially loved watching him fall...more
Charles (Cugs) McConnely grew up in the most unconventional way possible. His dad has taught him to steal since he was a young boy. Shopping is what he calls it. High school student and athlete during the day, criminal by night. After a couple run-ins with Nadine Paganelli, he befriends her. But there’s a connection there. Something deep and resounding. And despite the odd circumstances that have pulled them together, neither ends up doubting th ...more
I’m not a huge YA reader, but when I saw Sunniva was writing this book and it was about Cugs I was super excited. Sunniva has never disappointed me and this book is right up there with her others.
I have to admit I cried a little bit with this one. It touched me on so many levels. Cugs was a good guy, a smart guy and he just wanted to play football. It was his dream but his dad kept ripping it away from him. Everything he did o ...more
First of all, I don't read YA books. It's simply not a genre I enjoy. But I couldn't wait to read THIS book because I had read the related adult-romance book, Dodging Trains, and I'm also a HUGE fan of Sunniva's.
And she didn't disappoint!
Cugs had it rough. I mean, super rough. Reading his "flashbacks" were truly heartbreaking. That and the fact that he was conflicted and wanted to better himself made for quite an interesting read.
Nadine is adorable! I ...more
I absolutely loved this book!! Nadine is so good for Cugs. And we got to see what Keyon and Paislee were up to.
Sunniva, you did an AMAZING job on this story!!
Charles McConnely (Cugs) is a student and high school athlete by day and a thief by night. Stealing was instilled by his father at a very young age. It may not be right but it is all he knows. I really felt for this poor young man to have someone that should shower him with love and protection but instead teaches him to be a criminal. Nadine Paganelli and Charles begin to cross paths and soon develop an unlikely ...more
Path of Thieves is another Sunniva-winner. She makes a beautiful first jump into the Young Adult category with Cugs' story. His problems are hard an ...more
A well written and emotional Coming of Age YA novel.
As a reader, you can't help but fall in love with Cug!
Dee has created an emotional story that pulls the reader in and captures them - bringing them along for the journey
The characters are vivid and mature, easy to connect with; even the supporting cast is written to ensure they connect with the reader on an emotional level - whether you love or hate them -you w ...more
We first meet Cugs on the book Dodging Trains when we have the story of Paislee and Kenyon. I've missed that couple!!
You don't have to read that book to read this one BUT if you have you'll want to reread it!!
Not one of Sunniva's books have disappointed me!!
I cannot wait to read more from her!!
Cugs was taken from his childhood home when he was pretty young. His dad taking her away from all he knows and uses him t ...more
Title: Path of Thieves
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre:Contemporary Romance, Young Adult, Coming of Age
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Young-Adult books are my jam. They’re also my bread and butter depending on how you look at it. Food analogies aside, I don’t think, even when I’m a senior citizen, I’ll ever stop loving the way it feels to read one of these books.
To be transported back in time to a period I honestly hated when I was in it, but enjoy because of all of the emotion present wit ...more
By: Sunniva Dee
Pack of thieves Packs an emotional punch!!!
Let me start by saying this book is amazing. One incredibly selfish man hurts those he should protect.
Cugs and Nadine are probably the most unlikely couple. Why? They meet for the first time at age seven at 2:00am why they "shopped" His "father" manipulates and lies to Cugs to go "Shopping" in rich neighborhoods to take items. Cugs does everything in his power to escape the life of a thief, great football player. ...more
I liked how he and Nadine met as kids and then later on. Cugs trust Nadine from the start and he opens up to her. I like that she always tries to help him look for a way o ...more
And, whilst the effect is to dilute the intensity a little, this is, nevertheless, a wonderful story.
Cugs and Nadine are characters that individually resonate from the page, but as a couple, reading about their relationship is like watching a flower bloom.
And yet, as I have come t ...more
I loved Nadine, she was strong and good without being self righteous and privileged. I loved Cugs of c ...more
Sunniva Dee is a USA Today and Amazon top 100 bestselling author with an eclectic taste in books. Born and raised in Norway, Sunniva lived in the United States for 17 years before returning to the mothership, where she sucks inspiration from trolls and barn gnomes and cold little mermaids popping their heads out of the fjords. Oh, and Spotify. Always Spotify.
Sunniva dabbles in literary romance, ro ...more