Title – Honor Among Thieves
Author – Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre
Rating – 5/5
Release Date – February 13th, 2018
Publisher – Katherine Tegen Books
Format – ARC from publisher
Earth was on the brink of ultimate self-destruction when an alien race called the Leviathan came and saved the planet and mankind as they knew it. Now humans work alongside (and inside) the Leviathan (which are living alien spaceships) though the Honors program. This program sends humans out to space with the Leviathan on a year-long Tour, after which some humans are chosen to venture out further into space with the Leviathan on the Journey…from which nobody has returned. Our main character Zara Cole questions the virtually unknown motives of the Leviathan, and she will stop at nothing to find out.
This book was amazing! The book starts off with an interview creating instant mystery about the Tour and the Journey. These sort of multi-media aspects were dispersed throughout the novel which held my interest and added a lot of intrigue to the story!
I feel like with a sci-fi there are endless possibilities and this book took advantage of very many of them. The different planets that we get to see because of the Tour was super interesting. All of the detail and potential of every aspect of the story was so addicting; I found it really hard to put down!
I am a very character-driven reader and that was checked off a million times during this novel. All of our characters were so realistic; they had a complete range of human emotions which I really appreciate when it comes to fictional books. I enjoyed and appreciated the other characters but I only have significant things to say about a few of them, so enjoy that!
Zara is our narrator and it was so easy to connect to her, not because I could relate, but because of how realistic she was. Zara is a known criminal, but not because she wants to be, but because she has to be to survive. Her back-story made me so emotional and made me feel so much for her (I just wanted to give the poor girl a hug). One thing about Zara that I did relate to is how she questions everything. I feel like this is a good trait for a character to have too because it’s a good way to reveal information!
Beatriz is pretty much our main character, she just isn’t our narrator. I really related to Bea (more than I ever do most characters). I ‘m not as intelligent as her, but I do love learning like she does. I mostly related to how worried about everything she is, but once in a while she does get a boost of confidence.
I adored how this book focused 99% on the friendship rather than the romance. There was only the tiniest hint of romance which is so refreshing since that is very hard to find in YA novels. Zara and Bea’s relationship made me so happy and Nadim’s human-like heart did too.
The ending of this was so unexpected, it gave me chills. I am so excited for the next book, it’s unreal!!
I really recommend this novel to everyone, sci-fi fan or not; it’s even out already so you can buy it now YAY!
Have you picked this one up yet? Have you read/started reading it yet? Let me know in a comment!