Review – Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

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February 17, 2019 by ceresbooksworld


Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst


Publisher: Crown Books

Publication Date: December 4th, 2018

Source: Fairy Loot Box

Rating: 4 hearts




Leading your first heist is a major milestone in Sky Hawkin’s family—even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It’s a chance to gain power and acceptance within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated—especially when you’re a wyvern, a human capable of transforming into a dragon.
Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky’s mission uncovers deep secrets about the mother who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family’s wealth and rank in their community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist—and get back the people she loves in the process. But instead, she ends up discovering a dark truth about were-dragon society—a truth that is more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.


Sky Hawkins is a dragon, well, she can spit fire and has an impressive flame resistance. She loves gold, like all dragons, what you need to know is that they like to steal from other dragons. When Sky’s mother disappears after missing a heist, Sky’s family loses half its fortune and Sky will do everything to restore its image.

The story is interesting, it’s nice to read a story where dragons steal and love gold as in the legend. I liked that heist was a tradition for dragons, to prove their value.

Sky is a self-confident, selfish and lively young girl, at least until her boyfriend dumped her publicly. I like his strength of character, her willingness, her desire to do well and her rebellious side.

I loved her brothers too, they can be painful but they love Sky, even if they have a very special way of showing it. Ryan, the ex-boyfriend, is a nice guy, the problem is his father unfortunately.

One person I particularly loved is Gabriela, she is adorably human, she is impressed by everything at first but in the end she takes her courage in both hands and becomes an asset to the team and a friend to Sky.

Fire & Heist is an exciting story and we realize that no matter what world the dragons live in, nothing is perfect and there are always inequalities, even if they are different, the earth is not so bad after all.

Quick word: An exciting novel with dragons learning to fly on their own.


Sky Hawkins est un dragon, enfin elle peut cracher du feu et a une résistance impressionante aux flammes. Elle aime l’or, comme tous les dragons, ce qu’il faut savoir c’est qu’ils aiment voler les autres dragons. Lorsque la mère de Sky disparait après avoir rater un vol, la famille de Sky perd la moitié de sa fortune et Sky va tout faire pour redorer son blason.

L’histoire est intéressante, c’est sympa de lire une histoire où les dragons volent et aiment l’or comme dans la légende. J’ai aimé que le bracage soit une tradition pour les dragons, afin de prouver leur valeur.

Sky est une jeune fille sûre d’elle, un peu égoïste et pleine de vie, du moins jusqu’à ce que son petit ami la largue publiquement. J’aime sa force de caractère, sa volonté, son envie de bien faire et son petit côté rebelle.

J’ai aimé ses frères aussi, ils peuvent être pénibles mais ils aiment Sky, même si ils ont une manière assez particulière de le montrer. Ryan, l’ex petit ami, est un garçon sympathique, le problème c’est son père malheureusement.

Une personne que j’ai aimé particulièrement c’est Gabriela, elle est adorablement humaine, elle est impressionnée par tout au début mais au final elle prend son courage à deux mains et elle devient un atout pour l’équipe et une amie pour Sky.

Fire & Heist est une histoire passionante et on se rend compte que peu importe le monde dans lequel les dragons vivent, rien n’est parfait et il y a toujours des inégalités, même si elles sont différentes, la terre finalement n’est pas si mal que ça.

En bref : Un roman passionnant avec des dragons qui apprennent à voler de leurs propres ailes.

About the author

Sarah Beth Durst is the award-winning author of seventeen fantasy books for adults, teens, and kids, including The Queens of Renthia seriesDrink Slay Love, and The Girl Who Could Not Dream. She won an ALA Alex Award and a Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, and has been a finalist for SFWA’s Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband, her children, and her ill-mannered cat. For more information, visit her at




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