Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Anne Aguirre
Summary from Goodreads:
Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.
Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.
Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.
I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi, but I’ve been trying to read more of it this year. It takes me a little while to get into it though. I did find the pacing to be pretty good with this one. The story and characters pulled me in quickly.
Zara is an interesting character. She stayed on earth instead of leaving with her mom and sister. She became a thief to stay alive on her own. I found her to be brave, stubborn, and a fighter.
Beatriz was one of my favorites. Her heart seemed very pure and even when scared, she was determined to do whatever was needed.
My favorite thing about the book was The Leviathan. The idea of living inside a ship that is alive was fascinating to me. I loved how they bonded with their Honors. But not the full bond where they could somewhat control the humans. Zara, Bea, and Nadim had the type of bond that seemed like it could help them all. Their friendship and growing love for each other was great to see.
Things were not really what the people are Earth were told. There was something dangerous out there. But the people on Earth were destroying themselves and the planet, so they all agreed to trust the aliens that appeared to help them.
“We got ourselves into it, haven’t you read the histories? How we just ignored all our problems until they were too big to be fixed?”
I found this to be an accurate warning for our future right now.
I enjoyed all the science and the action throughout the book. Most of the characters were easy to like. I’m definitely interested to see what happens now that Zara and Bea know what is out there and have accepted the danger they face.
I gave this book 4 stars. Edelweiss provided me with a digital copy for review.
Expected publication: February 13th 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books
Is this one on your TBR? Are you a big sci fi reader?