Devils & Thieves by Jennifer RushDevils & Thieves by Jennifer Rush

Devils & Thieves

byJennifer Rush

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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A thrilling new urban fantasy filled with magic and motorcycle gangs from Jennifer Rush, author of the Altered saga--perfect for fans ofBeautiful Creatures.
Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael has grown up surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn't help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf.
When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. With threats closing in from every side, no one can be trusted. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones, and the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic. For all her years of feeling useless, Jemmie may just be the most powerful kindled of all.

Jennifer Rush is the author ofDevils & Thievesand the Altered Saga. She currently lives in Michigan with her family, where the winters make her grumpy and the summers make her forget the winters. When not writing, she can be found curled up with a good book or out wandering, either by foot or by car. She dreams of seeing the world some...
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Title:Devils & ThievesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316390895

ISBN - 13:9780316390897

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, but rushed *I received an advanced copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion whatsoever nor was I compensated in any way.* Devils and Thieves tells the tale of Jemmie Carmichael -- a girl surrounded by magic, but is afraid of her own. She was born and raised in Hawthorne, New York. Her family and friends are magical, or kindled as they're called, and swear their allegiances to the various biker gangs. However, as an annual festival rolls into town, Kindled start to go missing and rumours of forbidden magic spread. Jemmie must team up with Crowe, the handsome and powerful leader of the local gang, and put a stop to the danger. I really enjoyed the magic system built into the world of this novel. There are different hereditary types of magic and range from power to control others, to protection magic. It was really interesting to see how magic existed in this world and also how it came into this culture of biker gangs. If there is a sequel, I'd love to see more of the magic in this world, and with the way this novel ended, there was definitely room for a sequel. I like Jemmie as a character. She feels unsure of herself in the beginning and is afraid of her own power, drinking to dull her sensitivity. However, as the plot goes on, she grows into her self and her power. As one can assume, Crowe is the love interest of this novel and he's kind of a jerk. He's definitely a "Brooding YA Hero". I don't really like him, but there's history between Jemmie and Crowe that still causes Jemmie to gravitate towards him. While I enjoyed the novel, the plot felt incredibly rushed. There never felt like there was a time to breathe and let things unfold. One thing just kept coming after another and I felt like I was constantly gasping for breath as I read it. I would have loved to have more scenes I could get lost in, instead of trying to keep up with whatever is going on. There didn't ever feel like there was a time for enough world building in this book, which it would really benefit from with its interesting magic system. There does seem to be a sequel, if Goodreads is correct. I hope that the sequel will learn to breathe and perhaps expand into the world a little more, or delve further into the makings of these magical biker gangs.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't wait for the rest of this series!! **I recieved an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my review.** This book surprised me in a lot of ways. I wasn't expecting to totally fall in love with it the way I did. I'm always a sucker for a good urban fantasy but this is the best young adult one I've read in a long while. Jemmie has grown up in this town that hosts a biker gang where the members all have magic. She has magic herself but is unwilling to use it (for reasons we learn later on). She also has a strange ability to sense magic. She sees certain kinds of magic as different colours and she even has certain smells associated with them. Nobody else knows about this ability though (because she's afraid) so she has a slight drinking problem because it dulls her senses. Eventually her best friend disappears and she teams up with her BFF's brother Crowe to find her. There's magic and deception and little mystery to keep you interested! LIKES - Magical motorcycle gangs. That is all. - I pretty much loved everything about this book. I was sucked in instantly because of the interesting magical world. - I thought the plot moved at a really good pace. It started off slow enough to get you into the book and then it just took off with this interesting magical mystery! I honestly had no idea what was going to happen! - Crowe was totally imperfect which is why I loved him so much. He had this bad boy vibe going on and he wasn't afraid to throw some punches but I really loved that he wasn't the typical "perfect" love interest we usually see! - A lot of other reviews are complaining about a love triangle but I loved this book because there wasn't a love triangle. While Jemmie thought about being with Darek she knew that wasn't what she wanted and never made any moves to further that relationship. Good for her! - Loved the friendship between Jemmie and Alex! They were a lot of fun and I thought they went well together. We all need a friendship like this. - I really need the next book right away! This is going to be an awesome new series! DISLIKES - My only real complaint is that Jemmie's parents weren't in the story enough. They were there, especially at the end, but I would have liked to get to know them a little more. Same with Alex! Sadly we didn't get to see enough of her! - I also wish we got to see more about the motorcycle gang. I think it was really cool and would have loved to learn more about it!
Date published: 2017-08-14

Editorial Reviews

"Rush keeps it fresh with this fast-paced novel, full of last-minute surprises and unexpected twists . . . The mysteries laced throughout the action add suspense, making the moments of romance even hotter."-Romantic Times