The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1) by Sally Green

The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)

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. In Brigant, Princess Catherine prepares for a loveless political marriage arranged by her brutal and ambitious father. In Calidor, downtrodden servant March seeks revenge on the prince who betrayed his people. In Pitoria, feckless Edyon steals cheap baubles for cheaper thrills as he drifts from town to town. A...


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TitleThe Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)
Author
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherViking
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Young Adult Fantasy, High Fantasy, Lgbt, Romance, Fiction, Did Not Finish, War, Favorites
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Reviews The Smoke Thieves (The Smoke Thieves, #1)

  • Emily May
    2018-01-03
    “She thought of Ambrose still, every day” Every paragraph, it felt like. I'm really disappointed with The Smoke Thieves. I was hoping this would be an opportunity to rekindle my love for Green's books after Half Bad's sequels dampened it. Unfortunately, this is an overlong, generic fantasy story that is spread too thin across its five perspectives.This book is being sold as a Game of Thrones for younger readers, or those looking for something...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2018-03-19
    Release date: May 1, 20183.5 stars. I thought this was a great start to a series and think it's going to be super popular! I was a bit more enthusiastic at the start, but still like the way everything turned out. The Game of Thrones comparison might set up the reader to be a bit underwhelmed, but there definitely is an amazing high fantasy world here with a lot of different POVs and kingdoms at war.I absolutely love Catherine's POV. She's a princ...
  • Ben Alderson
    2018-01-10
    Well wow.I must admit I was so nervous about reading this book because I loved the Half Bad series so much. I didn't really know what this book was about, other than it was a historical fantasy. Sally had mentioned a year or two ago to me that she was writing a fantasy, and at that time I told myself I wanted to know NOTHING and go into it blind...SO, I finished it. QUICK and it is a beast of a book. It really is a fabulous fantasy story. The num...
  • *Thea Wilson*
    2018-02-13
    Totally brilliant....review to come!Here it is....... I loved Half Bad and I was nervous about whether this book would work, would it be any good, could Sally Green do it again and have another success on her hands..... well the answer is yes to all of those questions, this book is a gem of a fantasy read and if others don't like it I'll be horrifically disappointed as I loved it!The Smoke Thieves is a completely different deal than the wonderful...
  • Helen
    2018-04-07
    3.5 STARSFor the first book in a series, Smoke Thieves introduced an intriguing array of characters and set the scene nicely for the following books. However, as a fan of more intricately-plotted fantasy with a real emphasis on world-building this book failed to make a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed it, and would recommend it to fans of light fantasy for sure, but I'm still undecided as to whether I'll continue the series. The story takes pl...
  • Emma
    2018-04-02
    This was really very good but frustrating at the same time. The story is told from several characters’ points of view and it is obvious that their paths will cross from fairly early on. But they don’t all meet up until the last part of the book. Also, it ends just as the story is coming together and leaves an eager reader hanging on for the next book! The characters in the book are well fleshed out. There is a lot of action especially towards...
  • Katiria
    2018-04-29
    *** I received this book in penguin first to read program in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to Viking publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review The Smoke Thieves! ***Now I know some readers did not love or even like The Smoke Thieves and that is totally alright I can understand why some didn't like or love this book. But I absolutely and thoroughly love and enjoy The Smoke Thieves so much. Yes there are five dif...
  • allypages
    2018-05-03
    oh wow. woww wow wow. these characters are phenomenal. This book is told from 5 different main character point of views and they are all amazing and so different and diverse! We have a child demon hunter, a guy who just found out he's a prince (whose also a thief - he can't help himself ok?), a hella awesome princess, a cute badass soldier (who has the worst luck, I cried for him) and this traitor who hates everything, but not really. He's a grea...
  • Zoë ☆
    2018-05-08
    I really liked this book!The world was so complex, but that also made it really interesting to read about!I really liked the five different POV's, though it took me a while to get used to it. After the first 100 pages I was really confused about who was who and what they wanted etc., but after a while I got it again! :)The story was full of betrayal, thievery and fighting, but also romance which was cool! I really began to care for some of the ch...
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    2018-04-16
    ↠ 3.7 Stars I recieved a proof copy in exchange for an honest review. Buddy read with ImiI hardly ever give middling ratings like this but TST was too good for 3.5 but not quite a 4? Despite a slightly unwieldy first page (it started out with dialogue, which I’m personally not that fond of), it did develop into an intriguing novel with likeable characters and very interesting plotlines.These characters are a handful of character archetypes ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2018-02-16
    I wondered when I finished the “Half Bad” series how on earth Sally Green would follow that up with anything even close to it’s addictive brilliance – turns out that wasn’t even a problem as she brings us “The Smoke Thieves” a multi-layered character drama set in a politically unstable fantasy world.Five teenagers, their fates inextricably linked, even though they don’t yet know it, forms the heart of the plot. All of them have th...
  • Umut Rados
    2018-04-26
    Overall, it was an enjoyable read most of the time, but I think it has lots of gaps to be a great series than an average one. I see very mixed reviews on Goodreads too. For now I’m guessing I enjoyed it enough to continue to the series. And I’m very curious because of the big cliff hanger ending 🙂What I liked about the book:1. We start the book with Princess Catherine, who was the character which hooked me all the way through. A part of th...
  • Katherine Moore
    2018-01-12
    'The Smoke Thieves' had me thoroughly captivated as soon as I started to read it, and I can honestly say I didn't want to be interrupted at all once I fell into this brilliant medieval fantasy that author Sally Green has created. Woven around five main characters, from different walks of life, a story deepens to reveal a war between different kingdoms, an impending royal marriage, forbidden love, long-held family secrets, and the real reason why ...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    2018-02-11
    I've never read any books by Sally Green, but after reading Smoke Thieves, I should probably rectify that problem! I absolutely loved this book.The Smoke Thieves is a high fantasy revolving around several characters, similar to the setup of Falling Kingdoms. The characters are all interesting and it is gratifying when they all start to meet up near the end. In particular, I loved Catherine, who is a strong woman in a very male dominant society, a...
  • Amy
    2018-04-05
    ARC provided by Viking in exchange for an honest review.The Smoke Thieves is a medieval fantasy that centers around five characters, and each chapter alternates between five POV’s. While these characters may live in different kingdoms, one thing that remains true in each kingdom is that demon smoke is illegal. Demon smoke is essentially “blood” from a demon. Once a demon is slain, it expels smoke. The smoke can be contained in a bottle and ...
  • Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
    2018-04-05
    I really enjoyed this book.......... a lot. One of my new favorites!!!!!! It is an epic young adult fantasy with five POVs coming together from all over the world and colliding together with a BAAM!!! I love how we get to see all five of them spread out in different countries and doing their own things without realizing where their destiny is taking them, and that too on a wild, bloody ride.So we have our five characters/Povs:A princess: Catherin...
  • Larissa (Book Bosomed Blonde)
    2018-04-26
    review on my blogThis was one of my most highly anticipated books of the year, and i think i may have held my expectations too high. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good book but it just felt so similar to other fantasy novels I’ve read recently and nothing really stood out that much.The writing style is a bit complicated. Its separated into 5 different perspectives, that was really hard to keep up with in the beginning. Luckily stories begin to...
  • Mitch
    2018-05-01
    Let's throw all the fantasy tropes against a wall and see what sticks. While leaving the basic premise completely unexplained. At least it was well written.
  • Elle♣
    2018-03-04
    4.5 stars*Thank you to the author and NetGalley for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*I LOVED THIS BOOK AND I NEED THE SEQUEL RIGHT NOW, PLEASE AND THANK YOU.I requested this book on a complete whim and I DID NOT EXPECT THIS AT ALL. I'm so grateful that I got the opportunity to read this book because it was fantastic! I was really fond of all four of the main characters. Princess Catherine, March, Edyon and Tash the d...
  • Mimi
    2018-04-23
    If I had to compare The Smoke Thieves to a color, it'd be beige. Bland, run-of-the-mill beige. Fades nicely into the background and doesn't steal the show.I really struggled getting through this book. Firsts in a fantasy series are always tricky, but I at least expect something to keep me going - either the characters, the plot, or the world building.The Smoke Thieves follows five different (eh, at least that's what it says) perspectives that rea...
  • Vee ♔Under Mountain Books♔
    2018-05-02
    Whoops, I accidently read this in a day. I wasn't sure if having five points of view squeezed into one book would actually work but it did as every character was completely unique, even when I forgot to check whose chapter is was, I knew exactly who was speaking due to their tone of voice, which basically hardly ever happens. I did find myself wishing for more female POVs, as we only have 2 female compared to 3 male. A Princess - Catherine is roy...
  • Amber
    2018-04-25
    3.5 starsThe beginning was a bit rough, but I quickly fell in love with Clara's transformation. Plot: Admittedly, I'm not a big contemporary reader, but something about The Way You Make Me Feel drew me to the synopsis. Clara was a jokester, and after a prank that caused far more property damage than expected, she had to join her single father working his food truck which allowed her to connect with her father on a different level and meet new fri...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    2018-05-08
    It's been a long time since I read a fantasy book, and I don't think I've ever read one with this many perspectives before, and I have to admit: I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it! Yeah, yeah, the pacing could have been amped up a little bit, but I thought all of the different perspective were necessary, and there wasn't anything overly complicated about the story. I wish the characters had been a bit quicker on the uptake too, as it felt ...
  • Liene
    2018-04-13
    This is YA? Are you sure?My video review: https://youtu.be/W040z1H6UUM I'm an avid reader of high fantasy, and am pretty vocal about preferring it to YA. But every so often, a book like this comes along and raises the bar for what YA fantasy can be.I was thrilled to receive an ARC copy from illumicrate and was eager to read it before its release date. The beginning was slow, with a good deal of character and world building - something I'd be more...
  • Nikki (Book Allure)
    2018-04-10
    PRH randomly sent me a physical ARC and it looks interesting so I can’t wait to read this