Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

Fire and Heist

In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon.Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went...

Details Fire and Heist

TitleFire and Heist
Release DateDec 4th, 2018
PublisherCrown Books for Young Readers
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Dragons

Reviews Fire and Heist

  • Carrie
    Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst is a young adult fantasy read that is a standalone story. The author described her idea for this one as wanting to write Ocean's Eleven with Were-dragons so of course this odd description definitely got my curiosity aroused. It's safe to say when done too this doesn't really remind me of anything I've read before which for me is a good thing. Sky Hawkin is a teenage Wyvern, a human with the ability to shift int...
  • Amanda
    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....This book took two of my favorite things to read about, heists and a fantasy world, and put them in the same novel. I had pretty low expectations for this book, but it was actually really cool. Wyverns, or dragon shifters, were a really fun fantasy species to read about. They all steal and have a horde of treasures, so theft is part of the culture and looked upon highly if ...
  • Jennymort ♔ The Dark Lordette ♔ House of Slytheread
    *ARC received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Well. Oceans 11? A Heist? DRAGONS!?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAWhat a letdown. We got teenagers, disappeared mothers, family dishonor, and among other things, just super simplistic high school drama crap. This read like the books I read in middle school/high school before I started to really get into reading. I did not feel any connection to the characters and I can tell you right now ...
  • Christa
    A really cute stand alone YA fantasy, this is one you won’t want to miss. It’s got action, dragons, a hint of romance, and great characters. Sky is a wyvern and her mother is missing. Having three older brothers, Sky is used to fending for herself. She takes it on her own to lead her first heist, and plans on using what she steals as leverage for info on her mom. Little does she know the secrets and conspiracies she’s about to unravel. The ...
  • Alaina Meserole
    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Okay, fire and heist had potential. I was so pumped to dive into this review but for the first half - I was so freaking bored. I wasn’t connecting to any of characters and I also didn’t care one bit about the drama either. Thankfully, it started to pick up after halfway through the book. Unfortunately, it was a little too late. In this book, you will meet Sky. She’s a...
  • Chelsea
    DNF @ like 10% - if you enjoyed Sarah Beth Durst's other novel, Drink, Slay, Love, you'll likely enjoy this one. Stylistically, this sort of light, colloquial take on fantasy should work for me, but I can't take it seriously. I didn't find the characters or world interesting, and the narrative reads like it's trying bit too hard. Just not for me.Maybe would have finished it if were-dragons had been werewolf/dragons rather than humans that turn in...
  • Felicia
    “I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” I was super excited to be accepted for this arc from NetGalley. I don't request many arcs but when I found out my girl Alaina was going to read it I requested it right away and we buddy read it together. And man, am I so ridiculously happy I did!This is the story of Sky Hawkins. She's a wyvern, a human who can transform into a dragon, but wy...
  • Aila
    Get ready for an incredible adventure and determined heroine that is unputdownable from start to finish! Fire and Heist places magical beings such as wizards and were-dragons - or wyverns - in our currently time today. The catch? No one really knows their secrets, not even Sky, whose family used to be on the council for the wyverns. But when her mother suddenly disappears and her family moping around without action, Sky takes the lead in finishin...
  • Teri
    Humans that turn into dragons?  Heists?  Why wouldn't you want to read this?  I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.Sky's family and friends are the most important things in her life - along with kissing and ice cream.  Her priorities are straight, and her humorous voice makes this such a fun read.  The world-building is amusing - in the wyvern culture, leading your first heist is cause for celebration.  As dragons, stealing and hoarding go...
  • Max Baker
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest reviewI love Sarah Beth Durst's books. Eat, Slay, Love earned it's place on my favorites shelf, Conjured gave me lovely Coraline vibes, and Chasing Power is just a joyous, ridiculous romp from start to finish. So when Fire & Heist was announced, I was all over it. Because...I mean...were-dragons preforming elaborate heists to get their hoards? Sign me up.And honestl...
  • Michelle Lecumberry
    Dragons and Heists. What more do I need? I think my main issue with Fire & Heist were my high expectations. I wanted a Six of Crows meets Game of Thrones ,but at the end of the day, the book is really cute and fun read. One main issue for me was the world building. I felt lost and had a million questions about the world we were in. The characters are not particularly my favorite and I feel like for a heist novel you have to raise the stakes, maki...
  • Jenny Bravo
    I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!Fire and Heist was a fun, creative, STAND ALONE, modern-fantasy hybrid full of action. The history behind wyverns, their existence amongst humans, and gold obsessed genetics was so enjoyable to read about. I blew through this so quickly. So, I commented earlier about it reminding me of Oceans 8... in the acknowledgement the author says she thought of Oceans 11 and dragons. 😂 I...
  • Ruthsic
    What drew me to this book was - dragons and heist, and it executes the concept in a satisfactory enough manner. The story is set in an alternate reality of the world where the existence of were-dragons, excuse me, wyverns, has been common knowledge from the 16th century, and modern wyverns are just affluent people who can breathe fire. The other part of their heritage they retained from their original world (the wyverns in the human world are des...
  • Alyson Stone
    Book: Fire and HeistAuthor: Sarah Beth Durst Rating: 4 Out of 5 StarsI would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers, for providing me with this ARC. I will admit that I did find this one rather difficult to rate. I was going somewhere between a three and a four star rating. It was good in some parts, but rather dragging in others. I did go with the higher rating. I found the writing to be decent and the character...
  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    For more review follow my blog shades of paperI was pretty disappointed with this story, mostly because the synopsis sounded absolutely amazing and brilliant and like it was going to be an incredible story, but for me it went completely downhill as I kept reading the novel.The story seemed like it was going to go one way, but then something happened in the middle of the book that completely changed the tone and ruined the book to me. I liked the ...
  • Clephiro (The Book Coven)
    This book, seems like it has it all. Were-dragons and heists, what more can you need? It turns out, you need characters that are more than one-dimensional stereotypes.The premise is amazing . Dragons like shiny things, so it makes sense that in modern times they would have a hoard of gold. It also makes sense that they would be super paranoid and protective of that treasure, thereby employing high-tech security systems. Of course, dragons want m...
  • Katelin
    Thank you Penguin Teen Canada for the advanced review copy!Rating: 4.25 starsThis fantasy novel follows a wyvern named Sky, a human capable of transforming into a dragon, searching for answers in her mother's disappearance. With the help of a couple new friends, she's ready to perform her first heist in hopes of reinstating her family's rank in the dragon community, and prove herself to her former friends and ex-boyfriend. However, soon she disco...
  • Amanda (MetalPhantasmReads)
    Man this book was so much fun! This was the perfect read when I needed something I could just easily get into and enjoy. I really enjoyed "The Queen of Blood" by Durst and was excited to see how she would do a dragon heist story. She does a cool take on wyverns. Sky is an awesome heroine who has great wit, observation and heart; she was always relatable and easy to root for. The details of the heists are a lot of fun and even the side characters ...
  • Alexis
    *I was given an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest Review* This Idea of this book was intriguing however the execution wasn't what i wanted it to be. I feel like this would be a great book for a Starter fantasy reader, but not for a seasoned fantasy reader. The concept was such a good idea, i loved the dragon concept and the heist idea. I just wanted more from the book, everything felt rushed and i wasn't a major fan of the writing styl...