Vow of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson
Synopsis from Goodreads
I received an ARC of Dance of Thieves last year (review here) which was both the best and worst thing to happen because I completely fell in love with the characters, but had to wait even longer for Vow of Thieves to finally be released! But it’s FINALLY out and I immediately dropped everything to read it. For those who have followed this series, Vow is honestly everything I had hoped for and more.
Pearson has done such an amazing job crafting this story. We‘re given flashbacks to conversations between Kazi and Jase that slowly show us what their weeks together were like, dual POVs to keep us updated in the present, as well as historical moments from the first Ballinger family. There are so many moments where this story could have become convoluted or plot lines dropped, but Pearson excels at weaving this tale. I love the surprises that come from this storytelling style, especially in the Kazi and Jase flashbacks. Plus, the dual POVs give us the chance to find out what’s going on during the weeks that Kazi and Jase are separated, not even sure if the other is still alive. It’s a whirlwind of information but so well written that you crave more!
Kazi and Jase are Amazing
I loved them both so much in this book. In Dance of Thieves they are both so busy keeping secrets from each other that it’s hard to know when and if we can trust either of them. In Vow of Thieves Kazi and Jase are completely devoted to each other, giving us an unfiltered view of their true personalities; they are both so protective, loyal, and smart and it was amazing that we get to see both of them shine in this novel. Plus, their love is everything I could have ever hoped for for them! I really don’t want to give any spoilers, so I’ll just say that there’s is an epic love story about two people determined to be together, which includes to everything they can to save each other’s families.
Hopeful for a Greyson Ballenger Novella
Greyson Ballenger is such a great character and I love the development around his history in this book. We were given a taste of what these kids went through in Dance, but it’s in Vows that we’re given more answers about how they ended up in the vault and their connections to the world before the Destruction happens. I really don’t want to give away anything, but Vows has me really wanting either a book or a novella about life for Greyson Ballenger and his family. Similar to how Pearson wrote Morrighan to give us more insight into the background for the Remnant Chronicles, a story about Greyson would be amazing!
Clearly I think this book is wonderful! I read it in roughly 6 hours (luckily we were on a plane, so I had the time to do it!) because I couldn’t put it down. I loved The Remnant Chronicles, but the Dance of Thieves duology has officially topped in to becoming my new favourite. I’d highly recommend Vow of Thieves to anyone who enjoyed YA fantasy, dual POV with strong character building, or plot driven novels. Please let me know what you thought of Vow of Thieves because I’m dying to talk about it!!
FINAL RATING: 5/5
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