The Devil's Thief
Hunt the Stones.
Beware the Thief.
Avenge the Past.
Esta’s parents were murdered. Her life was stolen. And everything she knew about magic was a lie. She thought t ...more
Title: The Devil's Thief
Series: The Last Magician #2
Author: Lisa Maxwell
Release date: October 9, 2018
At her side stood the Magician. Once he had been her enemy. Always he had been her equal. Now he was her ally, and she had risked every thing to come back for him.
After reading and loving The Last Magician this year, I couldn't have been more excited about getting an arc of the second in the series. Book one ends in quite the cliffhanger, so obviously I was eager and excited to ...more
And it's going to be a big no for me......for now anyways.
The first book was really great and this book just took a fricking 180 turnaround into mess and I'm not feeling it. At all. Well, actually it's not too bad, honestly. But really this book could be so much shorter.. Like waaaaay shorter.
I get the POVs of 6+ characters and I don't really see a point in reading all of them. Instead we're getting their POVs and I don't really care for any of them aside maybe two chara ...more
I really enjoyed this beast of a book! It was beautifully written, featuring rich world building and life-like characters. While the sheer amount of details made the plot drag at times, I still loved reading it!
The Devil's Thief bounces back and forth betwe ...more
Here’s my definition of an uroboros (a snake swallowing its own tail):
a) Something that keeps going around in circles (HA!)
b) An ENORMOUS (1388 page) waste of time
Oh. My. Beard. I am pissed, disappointed beyond measure and annoyed at how outrageously pointless this entire book is. Like, it’s a THOUSAND plus page book and it achieves nothing at the end. At least nothing it could have at easily half that size.
The plot was all over the place and yet nowhere at all. It was bloated with a shit ton o...more
WOWOW The Devil’s Thief is a 700-page wild ride. The Last Magician was one of my favorites of last year (and maybe ever?), but for some reason this took me FOREVER to read. probably because i was really busy irl & also because it’s so big. because of that, i felt i couldn’t get into as much as i’d hoped. but i still loved it!!
some things to note:
- it gets draggy at times. i would ready chunks and feel the need to stop and do something.
- half audiobook-ed it at the end bc i really wan ...more
*You can also find this review on my blog*
He might be a magician by trade, but was a con man at heart.
So, let's not beat around the bush
A fine feast of 700 pages alchemy tome. Happy Halloween to me 🎃
Magic, time travel, secret societies, love, deceit, prophets, web of secrets <---- somewhere here my head is starting to spin ----> I honestly don't know how the author is going to untangle that spider's web.
And judging by the way things have ended in book 2...
So reader, if you have not yet...more
It was a great second book that literally had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. After the crazy ending of the first book this picks up right afterwards and continues on.
I enjoyed the large cast of characters and you really felt like you knew them and none seemed one demential. They all had good and bad ...more
I didn't quite like it, but somehow I really enjoyed it at the same time??
I mean, there's time travel, thievery, gang drama, strong female leads, angst, and a whole lot of tension—all packed in one. There might be a few issues with this book, but Lisa Maxwell did not come to disappoint.
Anger and sadness and destruction and chaos was her song, and Esta was the melody she sang to. She would rip apart the world.
Let me break it down for you:
What I loved:
✽ Jianyu, Viola, and a new charact ...more
After several hours and nearly 700 pages of YA fantasy goodness, I finished The Devil's Thief and immediately wanted to curse its author out for doing that to those poor characters.
Yeah, it was that good.
When I read The Last Magician , I was blown away by the world-building and attention to detail. The Devil's Thief moves back and forth between the years 1902 and 1904. I wasn't a li ...more
During the 1902 part of the story V ...more
¡Y FINALMENTE CONSEGUÍ LEER THE DEVIL'S THIEF, la secuela de El Último Mago de Lisa Maxwell! No lo había leído antes porque quería comprarlo en físico ya que MI NOMBRE ESTÁ EN LOS AGRADECIMIENTOS de algunos ejemplares, pero no pude resistirme, así que lo leí en ebook. The Devil's Thief es de mis novelas más esperadas del año, y no me ha decepcionado para nada.
Todavía no me decido entre el primer libro o el segundo, pero creo que El Último Mago me gustó más debido a cuál es la trama y el conflict ...more
This one was definitely missing what made the first book a 5 star read for me.
Overall the book was very enjoyable, fast paced, and entertaining. You see a lot of change in some characters while you see very little in others. The overall plot of the series was very well developed in this book but I thought it was unnecessarily long. There were some parts with Harte and Esta that weren’t really necessary.
I loved the ending though and couldn’t believe I didn’t make the connection soon ...more