Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, # 2)
By: Mary E Pearson
Publication: August 6th 2019 by Henry Holt
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Source: Personal Kindle Library
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Goodreads description--Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them―the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor's Watch will be a kingdom, and the two of them will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.
But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and in their rush to return to Tor's Watch, just outside the fortress walls, they are violently attacked and torn apart―and each is thrust into their own new hell.
Unsure whether the other is alive or dead, Kazi and Jase must keep their wits among their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies. And all the while, Death watches and waits.
I've been looking forward to Vow of Thieves since finishing Dance of Thieves in 2018. I wasn't approved for a review copy of Vow of Thieves and this really contributed to how long it took for me to get my hands on this book. Review books take priority for me, so I absolutely love when my review books and books I've been stalking align. However, that wasn't meant to be for this one. And the more time goes by, the less I remember about the details of the prior book. So it took me much longer than I hoped to feel like I knew what was going on. Or at least to remember who characters were from the first book.
I say it all the time, but my favorite part of reading books is the relationships. Mostly the romantic relationships. And the plot and all of that good stuff take a backseat for me, although I do hope that's good too. So when Kazi and Jase were separated early on in Vow of Thieves, I was a little disappointed. Although, this did produce the anticipation of their reunion. I just love their relationship though.
I loved how Vow of Thieves felt like it had an entirely new plot from book 1, yet all of the pieces of Vow of Thieves were set up in Dance of Thieves. Plots like these impress me so much. I appreciate when all of the pieces fit together in a way that shows a cohesive plan from the beginning.
The side characters of this series are some of my favorites. Mary E Pearson does a great job getting you to care about characters that may have the smallest roles. Even some of the characters we once hated are written in a way that you can end up rooting for them. And on top of all of that, I want to know more about these characters. Wren, Synove & Mason, and Paxton and Priya. I need to know what lies ahead for them.
-I’m sorry. An apology from Death? Now I knew. Worse things than dying still lay ahead for me.
Vow of Thieves was a great wrap up to the duology. I love the characters. I love their relationships. I want more. The plot was great. I really can't say that I had any complaints. Vow of Thieves gets 4.5 Stars. Have you read Vow of Thieves? What did you think? Let me know!
This review is part of my All Things Halloween event--a month of fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, mystery/thriller, etc reviews and books.