Dance Of Thieves by Mary E. PearsonDance Of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson

Dance Of Thieves

byMary E. Pearson

Hardcover | August 7, 2018

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A stunning new young adult adventure set in the kingdoms of the Remnant, by the author of the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles and the Jenna Fox Chronicles.

A formidable outlaw family that claims to be the first among nations.

A son destined to lead, thrust suddenly into power.

Three fierce young women of the Rahtan, the queen's premier guard.

A legendary street thief leading a mission, determined to prove herself.

A dark secret that is a threat to the entire continent.

When outlaw leader meets reformed thief, a cat-and-mouse game of false moves ensues, bringing them intimately together in a battle that may cost them their lives-and their hearts.

The Remnant Chronicles
The Beauty of Darkness
The Heart of Betrayal
The Kiss of Deception

Praise for Dance of Thieves:

"Pearson is a gifted storyteller and spinner of eminently satisfying romances and fantasy. Fans will thrill at these newest protagonists, especially the women warriors, who are equal partners in the play for power." -Publishers Weekly

"This novel has it all-romance, conflict, danger, and humor. A must-have for all fantasy YA shelves." -
School Library Journal

Mary E. Pearson is the author of many novels for teens, including the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles: The Kiss of Deception, The Heart of Betrayal, The Beauty of Darkness, and the acclaimed Jenna Fox Chronicles. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California.
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Title:Dance Of ThievesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9.24 × 6.31 × 1.66 inPublished:August 7, 2018Publisher:Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250159016

ISBN - 13:9781250159014

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I read the remnant chronicles a while back and while I really enjoyed that series, this book blew me away. The characters, the writing style, the atmosphere, everything was so good. I especially liked the "mob style" (kind of) family aspect. All in all, definitely recommend it!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Read! I did not read The Remnant Chronicles, but I will now (if I ever find some time) after reading this. As someone who never read or heard of the first series, I didn't feel lost. This book stands amazingly on its own. I really enjoyed the story. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next book.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it! I haven't read the Remnat Chronicles but I read this book anyway. Let me tell you that it did not disappoint. While it became a little predictable at times, I enjoyed the love story greatly (I'm a sucker for a good old forbidden romance).
Date published: 2018-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! It took me about 60 pages to become fully engrossed in the story, but the point where our two main characters meet, it instantly took off for me! The adventure in the book was great and I was so interested to learn more about the Remnant world! I also like the twist we had on the characters, the female lead being a solider while the man lead was a thief!
Date published: 2018-08-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sadly Disappointed Without question, this novel was one of my most anticipated reads of this year. I loved the original "Remnant Chronicles" trilogy and was so excited to hear the announcement that the series would be continuing (albeit with different main characters). I wanted more from this world and I wanted more of Mary E. Pearson's writing. I don't think I could be more disappointed to say that I didn't really enjoy this novel and am giving it 2.5 stars. I don't think I went into this novel with overly high expectations or was comparing it to my enjoyment to the original trilogy either. It was just not the story for me. First, let me talk about the length of this book. I enjoy and devour big books quite regularly ('I like big books and I cannot lie'). I appreciate big books and the ability to be able to fully immerse yourself in the world, the characters, and the details. However, when a book is unnecessarily long, that is when I have a problem. In my opinion, this book was way too long. Way longer than it needed to be. I found myself losing interest in the story quite regularly because I was just getting...bored. I hate to use that word but it's true. There would be moments that would hook me but then the story would lapse into chapters of filler that didn't need to be there and it took away from the story as a whole. As I read an ARC and have seen that there are less pages in the final copy, I can only hope that some of the unnecessary filler was eliminated. Unfortunately, there were many things that I just did not like about this novel. It was slower paced (to the point of a turtle crawl), I didn't really like the storyline, and I didn't particularly like either of the main characters or their relationship. As I typically mention, I don't need to have 'likeable' characters to enjoy a novel, but for this one the reader was obviously meant to favour these two. The two main points that I did enjoy about this novel was the cameo of certain characters from the original trilogy (I'm not going to say who or the placement in the novel) as it was subtle and done well. This novel doesn't require the original trilogy to be read beforehand but with that cameo, there was a nod to those books and some of the original characters. As well, again I have to be vague to avoid any sort of spoilers, but.....that ending. It was the strongest part of the whole book! I think the ending gives the second novel in this series potential. Many things could happen from this point forward in the story and I am intrigued to see where it goes. I'm desperately hopeful that the next novel turns it around for me and I enjoy this series so much more. ***Thank you to Raincoast Books for sending me an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review***
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down I feel like I’ve been waiting FOREVER to jump back into the Remnants world and find out what’s been happening since the original series ended. And wow, does Pearson bring us on a new epic adventure (just check out the size of the book!). I love that Pearson wrote this book from different perspectives; I’m finding that more and more I prefer when we get multiple perspectives as narrators in novels because it gives us a more organic and whole view of what’s happening. In this case, both Kazi and Jase are actually so full of lies, usually lying to each other which in turn makes them sometimes lie to themselves, so we as readers are never really sure of what’s true and what’s not, which is rather brilliant. I really liked that we got the chance to know both characters, especially because Jase has such a huge family and their family history is so epic, that simply learning it from Kazi's perspective wouldn’t have been enough. We are definitely given more of the Remnant world because were given both of their perspectives, Venden and Ballenger. When this novel was announced, I actually thought it was going to be from Natiya or Eben’s perspective, so I was interested to see how Kazi and Jase’s story lines would be interwoven with the Venda we had left behind at the end of the original trilogy. I do think we had to wait a very long time before we met up with Lia again, but I understand why Pearson took so long to bring us there. Overall, I was incredibly happy with this book. I actually couldn’t believe how big it was and when I finally received it, but it’s never a complaint of mine because I love the way Pearson tells her story and introduces these new characters in this changed world of the Remnant Chronicles. I am honestly completely thrown by the cliffhanger if she gives us at the end and I’m a little bit terrified of what’s going to happen in the next book!
Date published: 2018-08-02

Editorial Reviews

"A brilliant fantasy with a boldly beating heart. Mary E. Pearson is a fearless storyteller-I'm still trying to catch my breath from this book." -Stephanie Garber, New York Times-bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary "The slow-burning, seductive romance never overwhelms the intricate plot, which is built with layers upon layers of twists, reveals, and double-crosses." -Booklist"This novel has it all-romance, conflict, danger, and humor." -School Library Journal"Pearson is a gifted storyteller and spinner of eminently satisfying romances and fantasy." -Publishers Weekly The Beauty of Darkness:"Pearson has created such a dynamic and inspiring heroine. . . . Fantasy fans will love this marvelous, high-action conclusion to the trilogy." -School Library Journal"Full and rich." -Booklist"Pearson is an excellent storyteller . . . . She brings an ambitious trilogy to a rousing conclusion." -The Horn BookThe Heart of Betrayal:A New York Times Bestseller"It's rare that the second book in a series is as good-or perhaps better-than the first, but that's the case here. . . . Anticipation for the next volume will start as soon as this one is put down." -Booklist, starred reviewThe Kiss of Deception:"Pearson (the Jenna Fox Chronicles) is off to an extraordinary start with her fantasy series, creating an alluring world and romance that's ideal for fans of Kristin Cashore and Megan Whalen Turner." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"Pearson offers readers a wonderfully full-bodied story: harrowing, romantic, and full of myth and memory, fate and hope." -Booklist, starred review"Romance, adventure, mysticism-this book has it all and it just may be the next YA blockbuster." -School Library Journal, starred review