Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that features highly anticipated book releases.
Title: Fire and Heist
Author: Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 4, 2018
In Sky Hawkins’s family, leading your first heist is a major milestone–even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you’re a wyvern–a human capable of turning into a dragon.
Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family’s wealth and rank in their community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society–a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.
After reading Six of Crows, I’ve realized that I totally need more heist novels in my life. That’s where this awesome book comes in! UHM first of all, wyverns?! Humans that turn into dragons?! YUP need that. Totally reminds me of Julie Kagawa’s Talon series.Also, there’s a whole society of them and it looks like a bunch of shady secrets and conspiracies as well. Can you say INTRIGUED? This book is what we all needed, amirite? If we’re being honest, I totally thought of The Hobbit with Smaug and his treasure cave. Is this not kinda like the YA version of that with a female protagonist, shapeshifting, and teen angst? I have so many questions that need answers. Are wyverns kind of like werewolves? Do they turn at will or at a certain time? Like what if she’s in the middle of a heist and then bam, she’s a dragon?! Seriously can’t wait.
Is this book on your TBR? Do you love books with dragons? Let me know in the comments!