Blog Tour - The Star Thief (Star Thief Chronicles, #1) by Jamie Grey ~ Brianna's Review and Giveaway
*I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.*
Upon seeing that this book was a sci-fi story about a tough mercenary heroine, I knew that I just had to get my hands on it. I was lucky enough to be able to do just that. This was an interesting story with lots of action, great science-fiction elements, and a pretty awesome heroine.
Renna was the aforementioned mercenary heroine. A thief by trade, I loved that she took pride in doing her job the best she could, even when people looked down upon her. It was really great to see that though she was really famous, she wasn’t comfortable with all the attention she received because of her most known job. Renna was very vulnerable, and used to running from serious emotions in order to protect herself, and I loved that the job she took on in this book challenged all of that, and it ended up changing her into a different person.
The side characters in this book were interesting. I really liked the little boy, Myka, even though I felt really bad for him because of his backstory. There was Sergeant Gheewala, whom I developed a real soft spot for, even though we hardly got to know her. Victus was a rather intriguing character too, and I’m convinced that there is a lot more to him than what was revealed in this story. However, my favorite was Finn, the captain of the ship. He had very high morals, lots of stubbornness, and a very judgmental attitude at times. However, he was also very kind, and even when we didn’t understand why he acted the way he did, there were always reasons. I thought he was very interesting with Renna, and hope to see more of him soon.
The plot of this book was pretty action-packed. It involved Renna trying to save a little boy, and also trying to figure out what was going on in a highly protected scientific facility. Through it all, there were some great fighting scenes which I thought were done really well. The story definitely didn’t waste time getting started, and I found myself hooked and desperate to find out what happened next. There was even a bit of romance, and I appreciated how well-done that part of the book was.
Overall, this book was really good. It was full of scientific elements that were easy to understand, and intriguing to learn about. There was lots of well-written action, and many relationships were developed throughout the course of the book. With an interesting and many-layered heroine like Renna, this story refused to let me go until I finished the last page. I need the sequel as soon as I can get it, and any lover of sci-fi or strong heroines would do well to pick this one up.
Jamie Grey spent most of her childhood writing stories about princesses who saved the day and pretending to be a daring explorer. It wasn’t until much later that she realized she should combine the two. Now, as a tech-obsessed gamer geek, her novels mix amazing scientific developments, future worlds, and the remarkable characters that live in them.
Jamie lives in Michigan with her significant other and their pets, who luckily tolerate her overspending on tea, books, and video games.
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