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Dance of Thieves, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Remnant Chronicles spin-off high in romance and adventure.

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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Favorite Fantasy Read of the Year

Bless you Mary Pearson for giving us an angsty romance that doesn't feel abusive at any point. I really loved this! Jase and Kazi were a treat! We have some truly amazing character development in this. The banter was funny and playful, it really helped keep the story flowing. I attended an author signing where she mentioned this story was based on the idea behind what would happen if two enemies were locked in a room together. Would they kill each other or learn to get along? I love seeing how things unfold and the positive message that comes alongside it. It was so much fun to be back in this world and I enjoyed all the Easter eggs/cameos from the first trilogy. This book doesn't feel quite as "fantasy" as The Remnant Chronicles did, however there's enough hints of magic and classic Pearson twists/deception that I didn't mind at all. The story was a little slow moving in some parts, largely due to the length of it but it's headed in a great direction. There's a heavy focus on romance but with a bigger plot looming over it all. (Which I actually prefer but may be off-putting to some.) I am very happy with where the story leaves off and I think there are lots of surprises ahead of us in book 2. Overall one of my favorite fantasy reads of the year so far. Recommend for fans of: - Enemies to Lovers Romances - A Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson - Powerful Female Characters - Rags to Riches Stories

Is It Any Good?

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This Remnant Chronicles spin-off series gets off to a promising start with a strong female hero, dangerous travel adventures, and an absorbing romantic storyline. Kazi, former street thief, now valued member of the queen's elite guard, is fun to root for when she encounters the proud Ballengers and navigates a tricky relationship with its new head of the family, Jase. There's plenty of tension as both Kazi and Jase guard their secrets from each other, but not well enough.

Though the romance sometimes threatens to take over entirely, the political intrigue in the town of Hell's Mouth will also hold readers' attention. It's hard to know who to watch out for: the conniving Ballenger cousin, black market traders, or the fugitive Kazi is sent to find in secret. Maybe everyone. It's what makes Jase always suspicious -- even of Kazi, as he should be. In the end, her loyalties have to be to the queen.

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