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The Prince and the Thief (Ambrosia Royals, #1)

3.12  ·  Rating details ·  51 ratings  ·  46 reviews
A jewel thief with magical powers…

Eighteen-year-old Will is a jewel thief with only one goal in life — to be rich. That's why when he spots Aidan, the second prince of Ambrosia saving a peasant girl from royal guards, he steals the prince's ruby bracelet. A few days later, Aidan stumbles into Will during a robbery, and the two strike a bargain.

Meets a prince with a secret
Paperback, 1, 230 pages
Published January 7th 2021
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I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Prince and the Thief was an okay book. I'll admit that the pacing seemed a bit off throughout it and the whole mystery prince thing was pretty predictable to me. As for the little cliffhanger at the end, well - it was okay. Nothing super spectacular happened in this book but it was pretty easy to devour.

In it, you will meet Will and Aiden. They were pretty likable but that's a bit it. When they were together, it was ki
Di Maitland
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
1.5* This book had potential but fell short. It's a quick, easy read but suffers trope-overload.

Will is an orphan who lives with his aunt, uncle and cousins. He's a talented thief with a talent for water magic - an unheard of ability outside of aristocratic circles. Interrupting a beat-down by the city guard, Will meets Aidan, second son of King Adam Garius. Betrothed to a neighbouring princess, Aidan is being blackmailed with the love letters he sent to his ex-boyfriend and needs the help of a
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
2 stars ⭐⭐

This book left me unsatisfied to say the least. There was so much lost potential ; and I got to say I didn't know a book could be both fast paced and slow at the same time, but The Prince and the Thief managed to be just that. 

I did read this in one sitting so I guess I was invested enough to see what happened and that's something ; but at the same time I felt like nothing seemed to really happen for the longest time and just when it started to get interesting it ended. 

The character
Dec 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I flew this book, it's the kind of fantasy I was looking for right now. Will is a jewelry thief with magic powers, something unheard of, outside the nobility. One day, when he is returning from an assignment, he meets an enigmatic aristocrat that uses his powers to save a common girl. Will is immediately intrigued.
I loved the premise of the book, but I was left unsatisfied with the political intrigue, it lacked intrigue in general since I saw the various reveals coming from miles away.
Jan 07, 2021 rated it liked it
3/5🌟: this was a quick, fast paced read that i would recommend to anyone who's looking for a short and easy to understand fantasy novel. there's not too much world building, not too many new words that will take you two hundred pages to understand. the characters were likeable, if a bit bland. i was super happy that there was no insta love, the building friendship between the boys felt real. there's definitely some potential to this story and at last i'm hoping for more and better female represe ...more
Liana Ashley
Dec 14, 2020 rated it liked it
“It’s as though the walls are hemming me in, and I’m left hanging on nothing but the surety of Will’s firm gaze, caressed by the gentleness of his voice.”

Actual Rating: 3.5

Will is a thief, prowling the criminal underbelly of Ambrosia City when he comes across Prince Aidan coming to the rescue of a poor man being bullied by a city guard. Mistaking him for an aristocrat, Will thinks little of stealing the bracelet on his wrist and going on his merry way. When a job brings Will into the palace, A
Vanessa Profano
Honestly, I was a bit confused with this book. I cannot say I disliked it because I've started reading it and only stopped at the end, it only took me an afternoon. However, there were some things I didn't quite enjoy.

Firstly, one of the things that bothered me was how the story was fast and slow paced at the same time, if that makes any sense. When the plot was finally going somewhere and getting interesting, the book ended. I was a bit disappointed by that. I feel like this book was a bit unde
Dec 23, 2020 rated it liked it
The Prince and the Thief is a fantasy-based LGBTQ+ novel by P.S. Scott. The story looks at the main characters Will (the thief, who also has magical powers) and Aiden (the prince). One day both of them are thrown together when Will comes across Aiden giving help to someone in the street. This is the beginning of their story. From there we see the story develop as Will is thrown into Aiden’s life, trying to help him steal back some important letters that Aiden’s uncle is trying to blackmail him w ...more
Dec 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, lgbt
Thank you netgalley and the publisher for providing me a e-copy of this book.

So I enjoyed reading this book, it was entertaining and a really quick read.

BUT. It felt like a first draft. Some plots are introduced and completely forgotten in the next chapters, there are cool ideas which are not developped at all.
I was confused by one of the MC facing issues he could resolve himself.
You think the story is going somewhere but, because some things which seem important at the beginning just dissapear
Elsa Anschuetz
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Prince and the Thief was a quick read that had an interesting plotline. While there was nonstop action, it felt like a lot of the quests the main characters went on were pointless and didn’t contribute to the actual plot. For a book as short as this one, I felt that the editors could have found some unnecessary bits to cut out and places for P.S. Scott to add more to.

I really did like the premise of the book, keeping me intrigued and wanting to learn what would happen, but it fell short. Rig
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was ok
TWs: Mentions of sexual assault and rape, pedophilia.

Review to come.
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 to 4 Stars....
Krystal  (Nerdy_book_lover_1987)
This was an ok read! I flew right through it and it had great world building but its only builds to find out nothing happens... I guess that's what book 2 will be about then. ...more
Dec 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Thank you, NetGalley for providing me this ARC!

Overall Rating: 3/5
Plot Rating: 3/5
Character development: 2/5
Writing: 2/5

Page count: 230
Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQ

This book was slow, extremely slow. It held my attention and the world building was decent but the romance was bland and you could see plot twists coming from a mile away. It really just didn’t make me want to keep reading. The book has potential but I just didn’t really enjoy it that much. It was both fast paced and slowly went absolutely no
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
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Michelle Alpizar Paez
First thanks Netgally for letting me read this copy in advance in exchange for an honest opinion.

Uf definitely this is the fantasy that I needed, light, funny and entertaining.
In the prince and the thief there are two main characters; Will, a thief that is in love with money and shiny thing, his biggest desire is to be rich, to not worry about anything and to have a lot of jewels, he has no interest in politics or in trying to change the situation in the country he is living in.
I’m going to start saying one of the only things I didn’t absolutely love about this book: there were a few inconsistencies in some of scenes, like Aiden and Will’s ages, but those were things I could easily overlook, as I don’t have many other complaints.

Now, let’s start with the praise party I’ll be hosting today in this post! Both the plot and the characters are simply fascinating. No less than that. Basically, the story centers around Aidan and Will, the prince and the thief respectively. Ai
Dec 22, 2020 rated it liked it
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I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’ve waffled for several minutes on how to start this review. The beginning is always the hardest. Do you start with a summary? Do you talk about the characters first? Do you just jump straight in and start shouting about the plot? Every book is different and, I think, needs a slightly different touch. The first thing popping into my head with this one?

I thought it would be gayer.

Jodi Kryer
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, magic
While reading this book, I am reminded of all the quips during Avengers: Endgame. And that comparison is being made because in the movie there are plenty of moments that are supposed to be serious that are broken down with laughter.
I wish that I had gotten the audiobook for this title. Sometimes while reading, Will's quips just don't come across how the author intends. And I know this because those moments are cringy as all hell. I will say that as the story goes on, the quips do become more poi
Stormy's Book Nest
Dec 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and P.S. Scott for an e-arc in exchange for an honest review!

This was a very quick read (for me, at least) that I attribute to both Aidan and Will. I loved them both and wanted to keep reading just for them (read: me pushing their heads together going "kiss already!").

However, there are a lot of issues I had with the writing itself that kept me from giving the book a higher rating. Quite a bit of text is repetitive to the point of irritation; for example, the phrase "revol
BOOKarina (Karina)
Disclaimer I received an ARC of this book in exchange of an honest review. And my opinions are my own, it did not affect my rating or thoughts on the book (other than being thankful for the chance to read it in advance).

So this was like receiving going out on a sunny day and suddenly dropping water on yourself, making your socks soggy and uncomfortable for the rest of the day, unable to really dry them or change them.
This is how this book felt, a really nice idea and such a poor execution.
It m
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was ok
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Jason Wrench
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
I want to first thank the author and publisher for the opportunity to read The Prince and the Thief by P.S. Scott before its publication. Even though I am thankful for their kindness, I did not let it influence my evaluation of this book.

As a whole, I really enjoyed this book. It was definitely something new and different. The basic story centers on a kingdom where only the rich and powerful have access to magic. In this world, there is a boy who has access to magic who is a thief and lives wit
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was ok
Will is a jewel thief who just wants to be rich. He is also in possession of magical powers, a privilege only held by the aristocracy. Aidan is the second prince of Ambrosia who dreams of a world where the people are not so beat down & poor, which is why he has taken to haunting the underbelly of the city, to hear what the revolutionaries have to say. After Will steals the prince’s ruby bracelet, the prince makes a deal with him. The prince’s evil uncle has incriminating love letters that the pr ...more
Bek (Stories With Bee)
This book wasn’t perfect, and here’s and a couple points as to why;

1) I felt as if it was meant to be a fast- paced read, but there was just too many lulls in the storyline.

2) I liked both of the main characters, Will and Aiden. The author made you feel as if they had a really intense, electric and forbidden love forming, but I wanted more romance elements in the story.

Things I liked;

1) The story itself was easy to follow and hinted at some darker elements and themes. The magic system obviousl
Jan 06, 2021 rated it did not like it
Thank you to NetGalley and the author for the eARC to review.

This book had some inklings of interesting ideas, but unfortunately there were simply too many glaring issues with inconsistencies and lack of originality. At times, the world-building presents interesting concepts in the form of a constantly shifting and transforming street or magical currents that nobles with magical stones are able to travel along, but when the larger world is comprised of kingdoms named “Aqua” (the kingdom of water
Short and Sweet Reviews by Sam
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it

Before I begin my review for The Prince and the Theif P.S Scott, I would personally like to thank the author, publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this ARC and I have reviewed it honestly.

A brazen theif with forbidden powers, a prince who loves the wrong sex, a game of blackmail, secrets and stolen identities and a street that rearranges itself every 15 minutes. The Prince and The Theif is an imaginative introduction to a new series of royalty and magic.

The Prince and the Th
Jan 01, 2021 rated it liked it
THIS WAS A ROLLER COASTER OF EMOTIONS! Aidan the prince of Ambrosia and Will a simple jewel thief find each other by chance and their destinies immediately become intertwined. While Aidan has to try and try again to suppress his true sexual orientation since he is prince and must continue the royal line the smart and handsome jewel thief Will doesn’t make matters easier. Aidan finds himself going back to Will time and time again to hire him for secret jobs and because he feels something deep ins ...more
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Will is a thief whose current assignment is to steal a mysterious ring from the royal palace of Ambrosia. All he wants is to live a life of luxury, while keeping his illegitimate birth a secret. The son of an unknown noble, he has the ability to use water magic, something only the gentry possess. Then one might he meets Aiden. Aiden is a prince ill at ease, engaged to a girl he can’t love while his power-hungry uncle blackmails him with letters to his former lover that may reveal the secret that ...more
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbtqia, read-2020
(an ARC was provided by netgalley in exchange of an honest review)

The Kingdom of Ambrosia is coming to tumultuous times. When Prince Aidan seeks the help of a thief to steal some compromising letters of his that are in possession of his uncle, he didn't know that some secrets would be revealed and that some things he thought he knew weren't exactly the truth. Will accepted helping steal something for the prince for a price, but ended up discovering some nasty things happening inside the palace a
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P.S. Scott first started writing at seven and hasn’t looked back. An unabashed optimist, anime lover and true believer in the power of chocolate, P.S. now writes books that transport her to faraway lands of imagination and magic and shares them with other dreamers.

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