#BookReview: The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

Hi Guys! Been away from here for quite some time and I do apologise for abandoning you, but I got a new job and it’s been MANIC! I might write a life-update if you’re interested, let me know in the comments down below! But enough, of that for now, I got a book review to write!

Genre:  YA fantasy
Year Of Publication: May 2018
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 512
My rating: 3.5 stars

39127492“A princess, a traitor, a hunter and a thief. Four teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. Four nations destined for conflict. ” [Goodreads blurb]



I really enjoyed the characters in this book, especially Princess Catherine, Tash and Ambrose. March and Edyon’s storylines and relationships were quite predictable so I was not that excited for their perspective, especially since I had a feeling from the beginning that what March has been told may not have been entirely true. Their personalities really come through and shine, including those of the side characters that GIF-affectionate-amore-heart-heartbeat-in-love-love-GIFare around them. I felt that I got a good enough understanding of them and felt emotionally invested in their story.

I really LOVED how Princess Catherine was written, her storyline was incredible and she kept me going through. She has grown so much from the beginning of this novel and her transformation is incredible! Also… that ending!


The plot was interesting and the politics of this world were construed and reminded me quite a bit of Game of Thrones in the sense in which power was a key element, especially in Brigant were Princess Catherine resides, to begin with. I thought that it was all well pulled together towards the end and it all made sense. To be honest, the way this was crafted it’s what blew me away so much, even more than the writing or the characters.


The writing was really good, the characters and the plot were well pulled together, although slightly predictable at times. I wanted to know a bit more about the demons, where they were coming from and how all of that worked, but I believe that this might be, hopefully, picked up on the sequel. Sometimes I did feel a little bored and struggled to continue, but fortunately, the chapters were quite short so that helped with the momentum. I did like the fact that it did not shy from violence.


I did enjoy this book, I do recommend this book, especially if you are a fan of multiple POV’s and intersecting storylines. Have you read it? what did you think?




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