In just over a year’s time, Ryia Cautella has already earned herself a reputation as the quickest, deadliest blade in the dockside city of Carrowwick—not to mention the sharpest tongue. But Ryia Cautella is not her real name.
For the past six y ...more
Win a Copy of This Book
Format: Print book
Giveaway ends in:
Availability: 100 copies available, 1821 people requesting
Giveaway dates: May 03 - May 31, 2021
Countries available: U.S.
✅ Band of misfit
✅ Plotting / Betrayals
✅ Magic system
✅🆗 Plot / Pace
What could go wrong if a reckless mercenary, an expert card cheater, a master of disguise, a disgraced ex-captain of the royal guard, and a loudmouth smuggler were forced to work together and to rely on each other in order to survive?
The setting of this story reminds me of ...more
Me: waaait, this sounds too close to Six of Crows, I'm not sure I'm going to like it
Book: ...all while scheming to betray each other
Me: hold my tbr ...more
The Saints inhabit a reimagined medieval Europe familiar to the genre. Outside of the turf wars between other syndicates, ...more
a team of queer criminals who are the best at what they do come together to pull off an impossible job and against all odds start to care about each other, all while scheming to betray each other.
- daring magical heists
- sarcastic, take-no-shit heroines
- unlikely allies
- intrigue and betrayal
- slow burn romance (f/f)
and i am very excited for this team of criminals to create a found family while planning a heist and how to betray each other. also. sapphics.
I also talk about books here: youtube | instagram | twitter ...more
thank you to netgalley and galle ...more
Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of Among Thieves for review consideration. This did not influence my thoughts or opinions.
Among Thieves is an engaging, suspense-filled heist novel with blistering pace, an intriguing cast of characters, and plenty of machinations to keep you guessing until the very end. Kuhn shows a ton of promise with this fantasy debut and is going to be a name to keep an eye on.
Yeah… so I haven’t read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo * ...more
The blurb's comparison to "Six of Crows" is accurate! I would also add that the adepts reminded me of the "Mistborn" series. The guy organizing the heist is not NEARLY as likeable, but luckily, he's not one of the viewpoint characters.
Ivan was my favorite! Every crew should have a disguise expert. I also love that their getaway driver is a smuggling ship captain, perfect for the setting. The con-man face and silent, secretive muscle are more typical. Th ...more
AMONG THIEVES is a gritty underground fantasy heist starring:
- a down-on-its-luck crime syndicate
- a badass lady pirate
- an axe-wielding mercenary who is Not What She Seems (TM)
- a hot master of disguise for whom I would do ANYTHING
- a teenage con artist with a deadly secret
In this book, a group of criminals are forced to team up to Steal The Magical Object. They all supposedly work for the same guy, but each of them has their own hidden agenda which was so fun to read. I was instantly captivated, and the fast-paced plot kept me glued. I flew thr ...more
All in all, this was such a ride and there was never a dull moment, and I loved how neatly eve ...more
One of the main characters, Ryia, the Butcher of Carrowick, also gave me Mia from Nevernight vibes at times which was awesome. Ryia's got sharp blades and a sharp tongue to match!!
This high stakes heist novel is fast paced and the story told from different points of view has me invested in each character from the start.
Ryia has a secret that has kept her on the run from the G ...more
I love the world Kuhn crafted. This is a world magic is monopolized and peace essentially forced by this control. But this is no utopia, sleeze rules, and the future belongs to those thieves and tricksters who live by the laws of the gutter.
Very enjoyable, highly recommended! Sto ...more
This is a fun, fast-paced, well-plotted and well-written fantasy. I'd say any teen or adult who loves fantasy would definitely enjoy reading this! The characters are very well developed and while I did see most of the 'surprises' coming way in advance of the reveals, the story was interesting enough to keep me reading just to see how the reveals would be handled! The growth and change in the characters felt ...more