When I read Ultraviolet Catastrophe, I knew that Jamie Grey was a great author and I wanted to read all of her books. Unfortunately, I had to wait.
Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait long before The Star Thief was announced.
But when Renna rescues an injured boy from the warehouse she’s casing, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement on a garden world. Turns out, the kid was a plant to lead her to MYTH, a top-secret galactic protection agency.
MYTH needs Renna’s special skills, and they make her an offer she can’t refuse – unless she’d like to spend the rest of her life on a prison ship. To make sure she does her job they shackle her with a MYTH watchdog, the handsome but arrogant Captain Finn.
A former mercenary-turned-galactic-hero, Finn happens to have his own dirty secrets. Secrets that Renna wouldn’t mind uncovering for herself. Together, they discover an experiment to develop illegal cybernetics that will create an unstoppable army. The intended target? The human star fleet.
Now Renna must use her skills as the Star Thief to pull off the biggest job of her career – saving the galaxy. And herself.
Doesn’t that sound amazing? I signed up for an ARC as soon as I could, and anxiously waited for the email that would arrive with my shiny .mobi file.
And when the email finally arrived, I was so busy that I didn’t get to it for over three weeks. *sigh*
Then Super Bowl Sunday came along. An hour and a half before the game I sat down to read, and I didn’t stop until five minutes into the third quarter.
The Star Thief was absolutely amazing. Renna is quite an accomplished thief – not only did she steal several things in the book, she also stole my heart. I was so wrapped up in her story that I barely even watched the commercials (which are, as everyone knows, the best part of the Super Bowl).
Renna and Finn’s relationship, though a bit rocky in the beginning, is wonderful. Renna and Myka’s relationship is adorable. And Renna and Viktis’s relationship, if you can call it that, is strange, and I don’t think I like Viktis very much. LOL
Seriously though, Renna and Finn are awesome together. And I’m not going to spoil the (totally cliffhanger) ending, but I will say this: if Renna and Finn don’t *cuts out spoilery bit* in the next book, I might cry.
Relationships aside, the characters were all amazing. All of the main characters had fully fleshed out backgrounds, and so did several of the side characters. I wish we’d gotten to know Finn’s team a bit better – I can’t even remember the names of two of them – but the ones we did know brought a lot to the table.
Have you ever finished a book and realized that you totally missed the fact that there’s a sequel? And worse, there’s a really bad cliffhanger?
So basically, this book rocked my socks off, until I got to the end. Then it made me want to curl up in a ball and sob “why???” to anyone who would listen. I don’t like cliffhangers. *mopes until the next book comes out*
The Star Thief was an amazing book by an amazing author. I highly recommend both this book and her debut, Ultraviolet Catastrophe, and I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!
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. You can learn more about her at www.jamiegreybooks.com, or follow her on twitter via @jamie_grey.
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