Queen of Thieves (Clockwork Thief #1) by Katherine Bogle

Queen of Thieves (Clockwork Thief #1)

Ruthless commander. Cunning thief. Deadly blademaster. Narra is a second generation thief raised in the Guild by her iron-fisted father. Growing up, she dreamed his death would free her, but when he shows up dead in the wreckage of a train destroyed by the Revolution, the happiest day of her life is ruined by one word: traitor. Her father is accused of betraying the only thing she thought he ever really loved; the Thieves Guild. To prove his in...

Details Queen of Thieves (Clockwork Thief #1)

TitleQueen of Thieves (Clockwork Thief #1)
Release DateAug 21st, 2018
PublisherPatchwork Press
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Young Adult

Reviews Queen of Thieves (Clockwork Thief #1)

  • Sylvia Mercedes
    I read this book as part of my Lady Thieves September feature. If you'd like a chance to win it or one of the other awesome reads featured this month, I'm running a giveaway for my reader group next week. Sign up if you haven't already! _________This is my first ever Katherine Bogle book and, WOW! What a great one to start with. This was a thrilling steampunk adventure, not quite like anything else I’ve read recently. (Maybe shades of Lindsay ...
  • Suzanne Swift
    Katherine Bogle, author of Queen of Thieves, really has a knack of setting up scenes and quests and remains faithful to the exciting pace.Her writing is crisp, clear, with great sound effects...so much so that you feel you are watching a movie( she exhaled with a hiss)..Very adept to describing dress, facial expressions of her characters.We excitedly swing with Narra, Queen of Thieves , on her grappling hook with her , lunging into all kinds of m...
  • Natasha Clark-French
    ughhh why can't Book 2 be out now too?!I ended up really really liking this book and if you find the description interesting I think you'll like it too.I had a little trouble with the beginning of the book. Idk why but I couldn't read more than a few minutes without getting drowsy. It's not like it was bad writing or had a slow pace or anything but it felt like it was needed for background info but not super inspired. It was still really good and...
  • Jack Atherton
    In my opinion, this book has too many twists and turns. Three or four times, it turns out that the protagonist trusted a character who turns out to be evil, or the protagonist thinks someone is evil and it turns out they didn't do something. Plus, [as an aside] I feel like there is an implicit contract with M/M books that the two characters obviously destined for a relationship will end up together at the end; they may be flawed humans, but they ...
  • ❤ Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
    "But they avoided her. They'd never touch her with such fondness or sincerity. She was cold, heartless - a villain even among thieves." Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author, and agreed to provide an honest review. Can I first just start off by saying that I am a sucker for YA books with a bad ass heroine that doesn't give a crap what others think? Okay I guess that's my second disclaimer for the review.Moving on.Second of al...
  • Iliana
    Born from the darkness of abuse and manipulation, Narra trusts only the steel of her blades in the life that she holds. Power and fear is her ally, and none would question her ruthlessness as she sits as one of the six commanders of the Thieves Guild. She knows she is hated, whispered as a villain even among the other evils in her class, but that knowledge only spurns her to fight harder, act colder and relentlessly demolish any challenge laid in...
  • Stella
    Queen of Thieves by Katherine Bogle is the first book in what promises to be an exciting new series.The story is well written, with plenty of action, danger, adventure and political shenanigans. It features the main protagonist, Narra, a second generation thief, who is half Kisnaiver and half Rovan, and hated by all. She is a member of the Thief Guild, and this means everything to her, even though she is considered a villain amongst them as she i...
  • Kaye
    OH MY LUCKY CHARMS!!!Talk about always standing with your back to the wall. This is one action packed, fast paced, hard hitting, nailbiting, page turning bombshell that captivates from the start. This is definitely one bad boy you don't want to miss. Katherine pulled me right into her imagination and created a world around me until nothing else existed. The characters are complex, well developed and believable. Their unique personalities were str...
  • Mandy Peterson
    Narra is a bit older than Bogle's typical heroines (mid-twenties), but her relationship with her father and his death have left her emotionally raw. Although Narra is a leading member of the Guild, helping train potential and new members, she reacts impulsively and tends to lash out. I anticipate that we will see her doing a lot of growing up and resolving her emotions.The first time we meet Narra is a playful yet intense scene that frames the re...
  • Kanyon
    I was pleasantly surprised when I finished this book! It was definitely a different and unique read; very intense, intriguing and exciting. This is the first book of the author’s I’ve read and it won’t be my last. I like her writing style and how she brings her characters and world to life. The danger is never far behind our main character and her fight for truth is one heck of a battle. I would recommend this book.Queen of Thieves is the f...
  • Ken Lee
    I started reading Queen of Thieves and within a couple of pages I was pulled into the story. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. I normally only read during my commute on the bus/train but found I was making time to continue reading the book during my lunch break and at home.Katherine does a nice job of balancing the description of the background and environment with plot development. Background details and explanations important to t...
  • Christina Luberts
    Adventure, suspense, love, hate, lies, good and wrong choices and more. This book I feel some of my older students and young adults would love. It brings in all aspects of life that young people struggle with. We have Narra Rheka who is a commander of the thieves. She had a rough life and her best friend Erik had even a worst life growing up. They command respect. When her father dies she is under pressure on a lot of scales. What will she do? Wh...
  • Karen Lloyd
    On the whole I really enjoyed this book although The Queen of Theives, Narra comes across at times as somewhat naive which I did struggle with. After all this is a young woman who is abused by her father, frightens the life out of the thieves in the guild & is more than capable of looking after herself, so I couldn't at first understand how she could be that naive. Then I realised that it was her upbringing that caused her blind spots & naivety. ...
  • Tayla Lewis
    I waited for this for like ever!!! I was so excited to get to read this book and I tried not to finish it to fast as well xD I didn't want it to end and I still can't believe where it ended I was staring at my kindle for like 5 minutes probably hahaha! I seriously want more of this series now!!! :D I can't believe how amazing this is. I looove Narra and asher and of course her best friend Erik! This is the first Thief book I have read and I will ...
  • Warms
    It took me a while, but I figured the book was steampunk. I read it in one sitting because I got engrossed in it and kept reading. I enjoyed it, but I can't really say that I like cliffhanger endings, because now I'm stuck waiting for the next book to finish what happens next. I like binge reading or binge episode watching. This waiting for the next episode is for the birds. Backstabbing deceivers everywhere you look, but you don't know until it'...
  • Rita
    I enjoyed the intensity of this story. You will perhaps want to hang on to your hat, as the excitement grabs you right from the beginning, dragging you along at a fast pace, right from the start. In this story, Narra, the main character, is a tough woman in a tough world. She trusts very few people, and is feared and avoided for her prowess with her weapons, by all who know her. She's actually considered a villain amongst thieves. Her power and p...
  • Saundra Wright
    If you have never read the work of Katherine Bogle before, like me, get this book now and enjoy the experience. You will be glad you did! Great and exciting new steampunk series...evokative of, no one. Katherine is a fresh voice for me in the genre. This was not just good steampunk, but great adventure, well plotted intrigue, a well rounded world, full flushed characters, great dialogue, and terrific story line. There is nothing more to ask for! ...
  • Jacqui
    I didn't really enjoy this book. I liked the premise and wanted to enjoy it... The main issues were the main character not behaving realistically for her age - she isn't a believable 25 year old. 16-18 would have been better. She breaks character in my opinion - not trusting anyone but her best friend, then trusting total strangers with her guilds secret hideouts.Also, while I wasn't reading it for the steampunk specifically, things seemed to be ...
  • Andrea Stoeckel
    "Commanders aren’t jealous, Narra. Commanders inspire envy. " Narra Rheth, half breed daughter and well respected Commander in the Thieves ' Guild, gets caught up in a feud that is generations in the making between Good and Evil. What side will she come down on when she is caught in the middle?It is so very hard to write a review of this wonderful steampunk fantasy written by Katherine Bogle. It reads like an Erroll Flynn adventure movie and mo...
  • The Mysterious Reader
    I love a strong kick-a** heroine, and I love steampunk (with or without magic elements) when done well. Katherine Bogle’s Queen of Thieves (Clockwork Thief Book 1) puts these two together in a perfect mix of adventure , fantastic characters (especially Narra, the lead) and superb world making both overall and in terms of the Thieves Guild that is important to this story. Really fantastic fun. But for the fact that I’m literally dictating this...
  • Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
    *I received a digital ARC copy from the author. This does not affect my review.*I wanted to love this one, and in the beginning, I thought it would be a 5 star read! Sadly, that wasn't the case for me. I loved the first chapter, but never connected with Narra. I loved the initiation in the first chapter, and if that stayed the focus, I likely would have loved it, but Narra being the main character, I found I was often uninterested in her day-to-d...
  • Julie Bird
    Ok, not really getting all the 4 star reviews for this one. I got through the first 100 pages and couldn't finish at that point. The heroine was just so angry and unpleasant and there was no real explanation for it. Then she kept doing stupid things just to show how bad ass she was. The steampunk world was not really fleshed out and she seemed to be falling for a princess, so no, just didn't work for me.
  • Raychel
    When a book makes you want to become a thief, I don't know if that's a good or bad thing. Just like all her books, Katherine does not disappoint with QoT. I was hooked from start to finish. Narra is an excellent character. I love everything about the book. The plot is exciting. The characters are well developed. Its an amazing read.I can't wait for the next book in the series.Well-done Katherine!
  • Donna
    Queen of Thieves is the first book of Katherine Bogle I've had the pleasure to read and it defiantly will not be the last. I like her writing style -- you experience the story along with the characters. The story line is terrific and her characters are well developed. This is a fantastic beginning to the series.
  • Fire Raven
    I didn't finish the book.To start the main character is supposed to be 25, but acts like she is 16-17. She has a hot temper and can't seem to play well with others. The author has her with all this world experience but she makes rookie mistakes. I was excited about the book, so I bought book 2 before finishing book 1 and that was a mistake. I will probable never read it.
  • A.R. Hellbender
    2.5This story has a unique setting, but that’s pretty much all. I wanted to like this book, but it was full of predictability, unrealistic dialogue (such as villains revealing information they wouldn’t), and really over-The-top reactions to things (such as killing someone if they did one bad thing, when the character doing the killing wouldn’t ordinarily have done something like that).
  • Divya Ramji
    I enjoyed reading this intriguing suspense story of Narra the thief. The book is quite fast paced and keeps the reader entertained. It has a few twists and turns along the way with some manipulative characters. It was an interesting read and I would love to know what happens next!! I received an ARC of the book from the author and this is my voluntary honest review.
  • Lisa Eiff
    I really enjoyed reading this book. It is action-packed and a bit mysterious, and set in a clockwork themed environment that will keep you captivated. I'd recommend this book to fans of steampunk and strong heroines.
  • Rebecca McChesney
    All I have to say is, for such a purported stone cold badass, Narra is one of the most emotional, impetuous, fickle minded idiots I’ve come across in a book. And one of my personal pet peeves, please proofread and check your homophones and basic grammar.
  • Jessica Traver cashen
    Fantastic read, well written with a great plot and characters. I was engrossed from start to finish. Fast paced, adventure and intrigue. I couldn't put this book down! I can't wait to read the next book. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.