Fire and Heist

Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
Sarah Beth Durst
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Oct 21, 2021

Fire and Heist is a novel about sixteen-year-old Sky Hawkins, who is a wyvern: a human that has the ability to transform into a dragon. Unfortunately, most wyverns nowadays have lost that ability. What they haven’t lost, however, is their culture of stealing—in wyvern society, leading your first heist is the most important milestone of your life, and it determines everything about where you belong in the wyvern social order. So when Sky’s mother goes missing on a failed heist, her family is shunned, she loses all her friends, and most of all, her boyfriend dumps her. In order to discover what happened to her mother and avenge her family, Sky leads a team of her own to embark on her very first heist. But little do any of them know, their quest may not be worth the truth that will uproot their lives.

Fire and Heist is a short, fun novel about dragons. It isn’t a heart-wrenching read, and I loved the witty humor and notable sarcasm. What I especially appreciated was Sky’s attitude: she’s a teenager that has recently lost a lot in her life, and she acts with more spontaneity than she probably should. However, beneath all her on-the-spot decisions and playful schemes, she’s a responsible and intelligent young lady that only looks to make her family whole again. So if you’re looking for a lighthearted novel that will pass your time by immersing you in a complex and hidden world, this is the perfect novel for you. Final Review: 3.5/5

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