Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1) by Rachel Caine

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of s...

Details Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

TitleHonor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction

Reviews Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)

  • Emily May
    I struggled with Honor Among Thieves pretty much immediately. The book opens with Zara Cole running around the streets of New Detroit until a few lifeless action scenes see her accidentally robbing the daughter of an important mobster. She turns herself in to a youth detention center, where she feels she will be safer, but then suddenly finds herself selected for the Honors program - a program that allows a "lucky" few to join the Leviathan, sent...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Release date: February 13, 2018This felt a bit like Illuminae meets Warcross, but was still its own unique story! "Earth was spilling over its banks, Mars could only take so many, and there was a waiting list for the moon, which had basically become a country club. The planet was all nice again, thanks to [the Leviathan]... The Leviathan showed up out of the blue, offering salvation, and asking for volunteers in exchange; they picked a hundred hu...
  • Carrie
    Zara Cole has been separated from her family for quite awhile after having medical issues as a young child. Zara's mother and sister have gone to live on Mars but for Zara that would feel too much like being caged in. She has been surviving on the outskirts of New Detroit living off her wits and what she can steal but when Zara picks the wrong target to steal from and she finds herself in quite a bit of danger. After stealing the purse guards are...
  • Crazy4Books
    If I could only recommend 1 Scifi book this would be it! This book hooked me right from the prologue. From that point on I just knew I was reading my next favorite book. The concept was so incredibly fascinating. Living alien ships have made contact with Earth and agreed to share planet saving technology in exchange for 100 chosen human representatives every year who are willing to go on a 1 year tour of space with them. They tell the world thei...
  • Lisa (A Life Bound By Books)
    4.5 stars!!! LOVED IT!!! And I think part of why I loved it is the ship. Reminded me of one of my all time fave tv shows - Farscape. Such great characters. A story line I had NO CLUE which way the authors were going to take things. A fast paced, action packed plot that kept me at times holding my breath and others smiling bright as I traveled through space, while lost in my own imagination. Great read.Just what I needed and now I need more, more,...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at MidnightWell that was unexpectedly awesome! See- I expected to like it of course, otherwise I'd not have read it. But one, I didn't expect it to be as awesome and two, it did start off slow, and I wasn't sure it was going to work for me. Clearly, I was incorrect. That little bit of initial slowness is the only negative I have with the book wh...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    4.25 Stars “Here we sing to the stars. Deep in the dreaming, we have come and gone for many evers. Until the joining. Until journey’s end. Sing back to us when you come, so that we may know the silence is never eternal. Our sun, your stars, their gods, they have sailed in other skins, far beyond the dark and into the hollow, where all light sleeps.” This book was such a beautiful surprise. I expected a fun space story with an interesting ...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    5 AMAZING STARS! This was what I needed from YA Sci-Fi! Diversity, EPIC adventure, sarcasm, aliens, awesome crew, and mystery! Gahhhhh! need sequel..and so my watch begins :)Full Review may also be viewed on Lair Of Books:https://lairofbooksblog.wordpress.com...Content Warning: Physical/Child abusePLOTMy first YA Sci-Fi of the year & I ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY LOVED IT! When we meet our MC Zara, she is on the streets trying to survive in a cut throat ...
  • Jennifer
    3.5/5 starsHonor Among Thieves is the first book in a new Young Adult science fiction series set in the future in the year 2142.The book is divided into four parts.The narrator is teenager Zara Cole (she is around 17-18). She is a petty criminal who lives on the streets of New Detroit. Her mom and sister live on Mars.In this world there is something called the Honors. These are people who are selected to travel for a year in outer space. Nobody k...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review to come***Pre-read squees:Meeeeeeeee, I want! Love these two authors and their books. =)
  • Karen
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren This story is about a kick-ass rebel named Zara who ends up being picked for the Honors program.As an Honor, Zara will be sent into space for one-year. Her job will be tough as she and her fellow Honors will be working closely with (actually inside of) Leviathan, an alien ship species. The goal is to learn as much as she can exploring space while the Leviathan get to study our species. ...
  • Sabrina
    Checkout my full review on my blog! https://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot...What a wonderful, amazing, and thoughtful book!! I can rave about this book all day long because I loved it. I really did. Nadim has a special place in my heart. This book is action packed from the start and there is never a dull moment. I actually had to stop reading this book for a couple of day because I was so consumed by this story and I didn't want it to end! The wo...
  • Aneta Bak
    Zara Cole is a thief, living off of what she can steal and sell. Most people didn't choose this life, but Zara did. After escaping her abusive father, she was given the choice to either make it on her own, or to travel to Mars and live on a claustrophobic compound with her mother and sister. Thieving isn't always easy, especially when you steal from the wrong person. After Zara steals from Deluca's daughter, he sends men after her to get his poss...
  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    Each year Honors are chosen from the human population, normally the highly educated and elite, to travel with the Leviathan, a race of sentient space ships. In the not so distant past Leviathan saved the human race from self-destruction and now each year they take the Honors on a year-long tour of the universe. Living outside the law and surviving any way she can Zara Cole is the last person anyone expected to be chosen to be an Honor. However, a...
  • The Blonde Bookworm
    Honor Among Thieves is a unique and intriguing novel. It is filled with diverse characters, constant suspense and mystery, and talking space ships. YES, living and breathing space ships that speak to their passengers. I loved how unique this novel was and found myself unable to put it down. One of the things I found frustrating and incredibly entertaining, was the fact that the authors left the reader in the dark about the reasons for the space m...
  • Kristen
    Overall I liked this book. Very unique and different from what I’ve read before since the ships were actually living creatures- very much space whales.Some of the pacing felt off- some bits dragged for me. I also thought some of it veered on cheesy a little but it was sweet and i did like the characters. The leviathan were so interesting! I also liked where the book left off- it left me curious about where things were going to go. Zara and Nadi...
  • Adah Udechukwu
    The name "Honor Among Thieves" is wrong for this novel. It started great, went really boring and ended great.
  • Genna
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Zara Cole is a petty criminal, surviving on the gritty streets of New Detroit. When a straightforward bag-snatching takes a dangerous turn, Zara turns herself into a facility for wayward youth in a desperate fight for survival. But in a shocking turn of events, she is recruited as a member of the Honors, an elite group carefully selected by the Leviathans, an alien race of sent...
  • Latoya
    This is the first book I have read by either author. It is an unusual concept that combines music, space and relationships all into one. It begins with Zara robbing someone to sell the parts for money and then having to fight for her life not moments later. She is a loner with a fierce desire to run free and does not like being closed in. Her theft lands her in more trouble than she anticipated and she has the most notorious Mobster in New Detroi...
  • Heather (The Sassy Book Geek)
    Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek **** Big thank you to HarperTeen for giving me an eARC in exchange for an honest review****Trigger Warning: Parental AbuseI have to say even though I liked this one I definitely didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I went into this book thinking I’d be walking away with a 5 star rating if not a 4, but sadly it didn’t live up to those expectations. I feel like this will probably be more of ...
  • Sajda (Across the Words)
    I picked up this book without knowing much about it but was pleasantly surprised! It’s quite different from other sci-fi books that I’ve read and I enjoyed the idea of sentient ships. The characters had a wonderful dynamic and were super engaging. I also think that it helped for me to know that this book is quite slow for the first half (a friend warned me) so I didn’t expect much action. This book definitely felt more like a setting the st...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    5 starsZara Cole, petty criminal with a past, chooses to live in New Detroit instead of moving to her family in Mars. She'd rather fend for herself than live inside a dome. But when Zara commits a crime that lands her in trouble, she might end up inside a dome after all--a prison shaped one, that is.Luckily, Zara manages to escape this fate through the surprise announcement of her recruitment in the Honors program, an elite team of humans selecte...
  • Shelley
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction*Rating* 3.5-4*Thoughts*Honor Among Thieves is the first installment in co-authors Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre's Honors series. Set in a distant future (2142) where 100 years before, Aliens called Leviathans arrived in time to save the crew of the International Space Station from certain death. Since arriving, Leviathans have solved lots of problems for humankind. It gave humanity cleaner wat...
  • Nara
    I'd added this book even before there was any sort of description or cover, solely based on the fact that it was a collaboration between Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre. Both are great authors, and I felt like their writing styles would complement each other. And after reading the book, I can say that my expectations were not wrong. Honor Among Thieves was an excellently written novel with characters easy to like and a mystery filled plot.The premis...