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 of 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 o...

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...
  • Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
    This book is one of the most unique, amazing things I've ever read. The sci-fi aspect is completely new, atleast to me, and I remained entranced throughout the book. The book is written well but maintains a casual undertone which I really enjoyed.  The characters were the cherry on top. They are great people who came together on this journey and formed a great friendship.  We follow Zara, a girl from the worst end of society as she is selected ...
  • 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...
  • Yodamom
    Aliens come to earth offering help and more to humans. These are not your typical two legged, upright aliens no these are like spaceships. You can travel in them, and some humans go on a kind of foreign exchange program traveling out into the universe with them. How cool is that ? Oh but it gets so much better, they can communicate with humans, in ways that I'm not going to tell you but they are awesome. The book centers on one alien, and his hon...
  • Sarah
    I've been wanting to read Honor Among Thieves ever since I heard Ann Aguirre give a reading last year, let's face it you don't often get to read stories about a girl who falls in love with a sentient space ship so the concept had me hooked! This was such a fun story and the writing switched seamlessly between Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine, I definitely couldn't pinpoint who wrote which parts.The story starts by showing us Zara's life on earth, thi...
  • 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...
  • Alyssa
    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine & Ann AguirreBook One of the Honors seriesPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPublication Date: February 13, 2018Rating: 4 starsSource: ARC sent by publicistSummary (from Goodreads):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 insi...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • ben
    DNF @ 60%Aside from Pines, I don't think I've ever turned a 180 on how I felt about a book so quickly.This one blasted out of the gate with an awesome premise, interesting protagonist and good pacing, and I was already eyeing a spot on my top shelf for it, but then around the halfway mark it descended into a cringey superfriend book of feelings with insufferable YA snarky humour. Went from 100 to 0 real quick.
  • Wanda
    What a treat! I could barely put this book down and was almost late for the family Mothers Day celebration as a result. The beginning was quite transparent—you have an Earth that has been contacted by aliens known as the Leviathan. Enormous whale-like interplanetary travelers, they can create spaces for humans inside their bodies and a small number of humans are chosen each year to go travel the stars with them. These people are known as the Ho...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    This was a quick read and it reminded me of the Star Trek TNG episode with Tin Man - a sentient being/space ship. I really liked that episode and can see the appeal of traveling through space inside a sentient being. There's lots of questions about the Leviathans and plenty of mystery and plot twists. I wasn't as engaged with the characters - maybe if I knew more about what was at stake. I'm guessing that's what book 2 will be about.
  • Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    I have never cared more for the romance between a sentient space-whale ship and a juvenile delinquent.
  • 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...
  •  ⇝LEAH⇜
    3 Out of 5 mostly indifferent STARSFull disclosure:  In the beginning, I was totally into this but once she (Zara) started "bonding" with the spaceship (Alien Life-form), I became more interested in winning the games of Free-Cell I was playing (while listening to audio) than in actually comprehending what was going on in this story.  The "bonding" threw me off, it was like an odd sexual experience reminiscent of the 80's movie Cocoon.   Frea...
  • Mila
    4,25 starsI'm not an avid sci-fi reader; I tend to enjoy the ideas of these books but not so much the characters and the relationships. "Honor Among Thieves", though, did great in almost every aspect imaginable. And it didn't go the usual route as well.Earth, 22nd century. 100 years ago humanity almost destroyed itself and plunged into eternal darkness. But from the same abyss of the space came an alien race called Leviathan. These giant ship-lik...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Flavia
    A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Boy, did this book take me by surprise! I’m not sure why, but it’s probably because of the title of the book, but I expected this to be some space heist story. But the title ended up being a play on words, that I learned to appreciate while I read my way through the book. And even though it didn’t turn out being a space heist, the plot was f...
  • Tati
    This was better than I expected it to be.Granted, my expectations were kinda low, as I picked this up for a challenge and was trying to avoid getting into a reading slump. At first, I thought this was going to be pretty average. But then, Nadim happened. I can't help picturing him like a sort of whale, okay? Anyway, he happened, and he is such a precious thing.Kudos to the author for having a character whose first language is Brazilian Portugues ...
  • Anabel
    Puntuación: 4,5Me ha encantado y me ha consolidado para que a partir de ahora sin duda le de más oportunidades a este género. Para mí ha sido una historia original en la que no me ha faltado de nada. Mi opinión completa aquí: http://rubiesliterarios.blogspot.com/...
  • 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...
  • Breanna
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → Paws and Paperbacks4.5 stars ✨Space adventure books are one of my favorites, and I’m so happy that they’re becoming more and more prevalent in the Young Adult genre. Unfortunately, that also means a lot of them start to follow the same basic plot. Honor Among Thieves breaks the mold as a unique, engaging book unlike anything I’ve ever read.The entire concept of the book, from the Leviathan and Nadim to the Honors pr...