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Series: Star Thief Chronicles #1
Published by CreateSpace on January 31, 2014
Source: the author
She might only be twenty-three, but Renna Carrizal is the most notorious thief in the galaxy. There’s just one problem – all she wants is to get the frak out of the business.
But when Renna rescues an injured boy from the warehouse she’s casing, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement on a garden world. Turns out, the kid was a plant to lead her to MYTH, a top-secret galactic protection agency.
MYTH needs Renna’s special skills, and they make her an offer she can’t refuse – unless she'd like to spend the rest of her life on a prison ship. To make sure she does her job they shackle her with a MYTH watchdog, the handsome but arrogant Captain Finn.
A former mercenary-turned-galactic-hero, Finn happens to have his own dirty secrets. Secrets that Renna wouldn’t mind uncovering for herself. Together, they discover an experiment to develop illegal cybernetics that will create an unstoppable army. The intended target? The human star fleet.
Now Renna must use her skills as the Star Thief to pull off the biggest job of her career – saving the galaxy. And herself.
Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.
Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on The Star Thief blog tour! I’m very excited to be a part of this blog tour! Jamie is amazing and I absolutely loved The Star Thief!! I hope you enjoy my review!
Jamie Grey has done it again! The Star Thief had an intriguing plot, amazing world-building, interesting technology/science and amusing, likable characters.
First of all, Jamie Grey is an amazing writer! She really knows how to take a concept and make it her own, make it unique. Like with her young adult novel, Ultraviolet Catastrophe, Grey built a stunning world that is realistic and complex, brimming with incredible science and technology. It felt very realistic, and I had very little trouble keeping the technology/world straight. I only got a little confused a few times, but I was easily able to work out my confusion.
Renna is an AMAZING MC. She’s confident, strong and a kick-ass spy who can hold her own. She definitely isn’t the type to sit in a corner and tremble, waiting for her “hero” to rescue her. She knows how to handle a weapon and how to get herself out of even the most impossible situations. She was also funny and sarcastic. She grows a lot from the beginning of the book to the end. In the beginning, she was a solitary spy, eager to wrap up one final job and move on. By the end, she was doing everything in her power to protect those she loved, even if it meant giving up her hope of freedom. Her back-story was so sad, though, and I felt so bad for her!
Finn was such an asshole in the beginning, I just wanted to bitch slap him!! He definitely grows on you, though, and – just like with Renna – he really grows and matures as the book goes on. There’s this one moment where I could completely feel the shift in his and Renna’s relationship. I absolutely adored him and Renna together, too. There was SO MUCH sexual tension and snarkiness. Their chemistry was undeniable.
We meet so many characters in this book, yet it wasn’t difficult to keep track of who was who at all – Sometimes, when a book has too many characters, I have to write them down in my notes just to remember who everyone is and I didn’t have to do that at all with this book. Each character had such a distinct personality, I never forgot who they were or their significance to their story. Some notable characters that I really loved were Myka (how could you NOT love him??), Gheewala (she was a little bit strange.. But I LOVED her ability and she definitely grew on me), Keva (well.. It took awhile for her to grow on me, but I did like her a lot) and Viktis (I’m not sure what this says about me.. But I REALLY hope we see a LOT MORE of him in the next book!!!)
There was one character I didn’t trust, and that person ended up being very trustworthy, which was a nice surprise! And there was another character who, after just half a page, I didn’t trust at all – and I was completely right on that one!! I love when that happens and a hunch is correct! It’s so fun!
This book is going to be a part of a series, and the title – Athena’s Ashes – is very ominous! (Read the book… You’ll see why!). I’m super excited to see where the next book takes the characters, especially considering where everyone left off at the end of The Star Thief!
Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.
Jamie lives in Michigan with her significant other and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games.
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