I'm so excited to be taking part in the blog tour for THE DEVIL'S THIEF! The latest entry in the Last Magician series is full of magic and mayhem, and is perfect for fans of Six of Crows or Doctor Who. Keep reading for my review plus a giveaway!
Harte. If he can’t control it, it will rip apart the world to get its revenge, and it will use Esta to do it.
To bind the power, Esta and Harte must track down four elemental stones scattered across the continent. But the world outside the city is like nothing they expected. There are Mageus beyond the Brink not willing to live in the shadows—and the Order isn’t alone in its mission to crush them.
In St. Louis, the extravagant World’s Fair hides the first stone, but an old enemy is out for revenge and a new enemy is emerging. And back in New York, Viola and Jianyu must defeat a traitor in a city on the verge of chaos.
As past and future collide, time is running out to rewrite history—even for a time-traveling thief.
This book was so much fun! For a 700-page monster of a book, THE DEVIL'S THIEF had me glued from the very beginning and I didn't want it to end. It was a blast to read, and had everything I could ask for in a historical fantasy.
My favorite thing about The Devil's Thief(and any book I love, to be totally honest) was the characters. And holy wow, did this one have a lot of characters! Esta and Harte are back, and they're as swoony as ever. Their chapters were a delight to read, and feature a glorious slow burn romance that I will stan for eternity. Surprisingly though, my favorite point-of-view for this one was Jianyu. His chapters were so interesting, HE is such an interesting character, and I loved getting to see a bit more of him! There were a whole slew of other characters that got to shine, and I felt they all had unique voices and were overall just really well done.
The Devil's Thief has a story that kept me on my toes. It never once felt predictable to me, which is something I appreciate so much in a book. With it being a sequel, I was a little worried it wouldn't hold up to the first book, and while yes, at times it was a little slow, overall I ended up enjoying this one even more than the first. Even the slow parts were good, and the great parts were GREAT.
I am so ready for more of this series. If you haven't read The Last Magician, I highly recommend it to any fantasy readers, and if you've read and enjoyed that one then you have to pick up a copy of THE DEVIL'S THIEF. And then after you read it we can commiserate while waiting for book three because THAT ENDING. These are books I'll definitely revisit while I eagerly await the next one.