Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2)
Kazi and Jase have survived, stronger and more in love than ever. Their new life now lies before them―the Ballengers will be outlaws no longer, Tor's Watch will be a kingdom, and the two of them will meet all challenges side by side, together at last.But an ominous warning mars their journey back, and in their rush to return to Tor's Watch, just outside the fortress walls, they are violently attacked and torn apart―and each is thrust into their own new hell.Unsure whether the other is alive or dead, Kazi and Jase must keep their wits among their greatest enemies and unlikeliest allies. And all the while, Death watches and waits.

Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2) Details

TitleVow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 6th, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt
ISBN-139781250162656
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Fiction, High Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy, Adventure, Teen, Family

Vow of Thieves (Dance of Thieves, #2) Review

  • Irina
    January 1, 1970
    HANDS DOWN MY FAVORITE BOOK FROM THIS YEAR "Vow of Thieves" was my most anticipated release of this year and I wasn't disappointed. It was perfection. Everything that I was expecting and more. The story, the characters, the plot, the writing style, the ROMANCE...it was so good. I don't even have words to describe it. I don't know how I will recover after reading this book because my heart is torn in pieces. Mary E Pearson knows how to write a book. You should definetly go and read it. I guarant HANDS DOWN MY FAVORITE BOOK FROM THIS YEAR "Vow of Thieves" was my most anticipated release of this year and I wasn't disappointed. It was perfection. Everything that I was expecting and more. The story, the characters, the plot, the writing style, the ROMANCE...it was so good. I don't even have words to describe it. I don't know how I will recover after reading this book because my heart is torn in pieces. Mary E Pearson knows how to write a book. You should definetly go and read it. I guarantee that you'll not regret.
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  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was quite lovely! Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • Candace Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely loved the Kiss of Deception novels and the first book in this duology spinoff was great too! So my question was, how would this second book end? And applause, applause! Because it was very well done!Reading the dual POVs from Jase and Kazi were both awesome! I loved and cared for them rather equally, which is usually a hard concept for me! I generally prefer one character over the other!In this story, intense stuff goes down and it had my pulse racing! Without giving too much away, I absolutely loved the Kiss of Deception novels and the first book in this duology spinoff was great too! So my question was, how would this second book end? And applause, applause! Because it was very well done!Reading the dual POVs from Jase and Kazi were both awesome! I loved and cared for them rather equally, which is usually a hard concept for me! I generally prefer one character over the other!In this story, intense stuff goes down and it had my pulse racing! Without giving too much away, there was some fabulous twists and the writing was incredibly lush! This world is one I adore to get lost in and one I won't soon forget!
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  • Helena of Sparta ✰
    January 1, 1970
    OMG...FINALLY...FINALLY THIS IS OUT!!! YAY!!! 😍
  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    August 2019. WHY DID I READ DANCE OF THIEVES NOW????7/12/19 - I DO NOT want to rush a chunk of summer away, BUT, less than a month!!!!
  • arini
    January 1, 1970
    i'm so overwhelmed with emotions. all of them culminating to one, indescribable something. the one that feels like you just walk through the gates of heaven after braving a rollercoaster journey through hell.the ending had me sobbing from tears of happiness. i know this is such a generic response readers tend to have upon finishing a beloved book. but i spoke of the truth.i was greedy when i was reading it. it felt like i was soaking it all up with one sweep of my eyes across the pages. despite i'm so overwhelmed with emotions. all of them culminating to one, indescribable something. the one that feels like you just walk through the gates of heaven after braving a rollercoaster journey through hell.the ending had me sobbing from tears of happiness. i know this is such a generic response readers tend to have upon finishing a beloved book. but i spoke of the truth.i was greedy when i was reading it. it felt like i was soaking it all up with one sweep of my eyes across the pages. despite all the intense feelings i had to juggle during my reading of this book, i want to experience this duology all over again.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    After reading and devouring Dance of Thieves, I started Vow as soon as I got it in my greedy hands.I love love love Kazi and Jase. I love how they’re strong on their own, but even better and stronger together. I love their banter and sweet swoons and basically everything between them.Plot wise, man...I wasn’t ready at all. This is a roller coaster of kissing and fighting and stabbing and explosions and treachery. Throw in a couple of surprising reveals and character appearances and I didn’t know After reading and devouring Dance of Thieves, I started Vow as soon as I got it in my greedy hands.I love love love Kazi and Jase. I love how they’re strong on their own, but even better and stronger together. I love their banter and sweet swoons and basically everything between them.Plot wise, man...I wasn’t ready at all. This is a roller coaster of kissing and fighting and stabbing and explosions and treachery. Throw in a couple of surprising reveals and character appearances and I didn’t know what to do with myself.Overall, it was a phenomenal story that was equal parts maddening and satisfying. Huge thanks to Mary for these amazing books.**Huge thanks to Henry Holt for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Sahitya
    January 1, 1970
    It’s been almost an year since I read and adored Dance of Thieves and I have been eagerly waiting to know what’s going happen next in the story of Kazi and Jase. And I’m so happy to be back in the Remnant universe to finish this amazing duology.I have been in awe of Mary’s writing since the beginning of The Kiss of Deception and one of the main reasons is the masterful world building. The way the author describes the journey the characters take across different landscapes and the various hiding It’s been almost an year since I read and adored Dance of Thieves and I have been eagerly waiting to know what’s going happen next in the story of Kazi and Jase. And I’m so happy to be back in the Remnant universe to finish this amazing duology.I have been in awe of Mary’s writing since the beginning of The Kiss of Deception and one of the main reasons is the masterful world building. The way the author describes the journey the characters take across different landscapes and the various hiding places across Tor’s Watch, I could totally imagine them all in my head and feel myself being a part of it all. Even though all the previous books have always been a bit slow paced and this book is pretty consistent with them, I guess I was too excited to get to the end and didn’t have the patience for the pace. There are a lot of conversations and descriptions which I might be more interested in when I reread this book at my leisure, but I just wanted everything to happen quickly and had to quash my urge to skim read. Despite being the ending of the duology and beginning with that awful cliffhanger from the previous book, I expected this to be much more action packed than it turned out to be - which wasn’t exactly disappointing but I guess it would have been more exciting to see Kazi to show off her Rahtan skills. However, this one turned out to be more contemplative and mostly about how much our characters can endure and what will they do to survive, thanks to which we get to know them way more deeply. Kazi was a formidable character in the first book but we get to see even more of her strength and survival skills in this one. As an orphan who has never had a family, seeing her transform into someone who cares about Jase’s family was wonderful. And the conviction it takes to go on when surrounded by enemies and not knowing if any friends of hers are alive is very evident in the book and I really appreciated that. My one little gripe though was that a lot of Kazi’s predicament in this book felt similar to that of Lia in The Heart of Betrayal, so I found it a bit predictable and repetitive. Jase on the other hand evolves a lot from not trusting anyone except his blood family to implicitly believing in Kazi, even when it looks otherwise. It was also interesting to see him form bonds with others and learn to work together with them because he is isolated from everyone of his family. Even though both Kazi and Jase are separated for most of the story, their love is the glue that holds it all together, keeping them alive with hope for a better tomorrow.While I liked watching other side characters we met in the first book like Synové, Wren, Priya, Paxton, Gunner and the other members of the Ballenger clan, the ones who left the most impact were the unexpected villains in this one. I don’t want to mention their names in case they are spoilery, but the main antagonist is cruel, calculating, ambitious and it was so fascinating to see how he planned out everything for years to arrive at the present day. Again though, he felt too similar to the Komizar (even Kazi agrees) and I would have liked if he was a bit different. The others who support him range from ambitious loyalists to plain opportunists, and all of their motivations and actions in various situations made for amazing reading. And how can I not mention that the author fulfilled my wish of seeing cameos of my favorite characters from the original trilogy again and it was all I could have asked for.To conclude, I just wanna say that this was a wonderful ending to a beloved duology in one of my all time favorite fictional universes. If you like reading fantasies which focus more on the development of characters and the romance and give us a slow paced but unique introduction to the world and magic system, then this series is perfect for you. However, I highly recommend that you start with the original trilogy because even though this duology might work on its own, I think you need to know the original story to truly appreciate the stakes. It has been a delightful journey for me in the Remnant Universe and it’s kinda bittersweet that it’s come to an end. But I know I’ll keep revisiting it!!!
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  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    January 1, 1970
    You can find this review on my blog Shades of Paper. “Will you teach us how to fly?No. I will teach you other things. Things that will keep you alive.” I’m so glad I decided to re-read Dance of Thieves before diving into this one, because it made my whole reading experience to a whole another level. There were a lot of important details that were pretty important in this installment that I didn’t remember, and so going into Vow of Thieves with a fresh memory was a great idea. And oh my god, I’ You can find this review on my blog Shades of Paper. “Will you teach us how to fly?No. I will teach you other things. Things that will keep you alive.” I’m so glad I decided to re-read Dance of Thieves before diving into this one, because it made my whole reading experience to a whole another level. There were a lot of important details that were pretty important in this installment that I didn’t remember, and so going into Vow of Thieves with a fresh memory was a great idea. And oh my god, I’m pretty sure I haven’t suffered like this while reading a book in a while. I laughed, I cried, and I was tensed throughout the entire time.Vow of Thieves was one of my most anticipated releases of this year. After the epilogue (or the last chapter) of Dance of Thieves and how things ended I needed to know what was going to happen with the Ballengers and the rest of the characters introduced in the first book, and even though I would love to read 5 more books about these characters because I love them, I think that Vow of Thieves was such a great conclusion (I don’t know if there’s going to be a third one in the series, but by the way this book ended, I have my doubts).Though the plot wasn’t as action packed as the first installment and it was more about our main characters plotting and trying to figure everything out, I still think the way it was done was brilliant. I had this sense of anticipation the entire time, and because there were so many twists and turns as you continued with the story, I wasn’t bored at all. On the contrary, I wanted to keep reading and kept thinking about it even when I was not, just to see how everything was going to end and if my favorite characters were going to make it.To be completely honest, I didn’t mind how slow burned this novel was because I feel there was a constant progression of the plot and the characters, and that kept the pacing of Vow of Thieves much smoother. It was very interesting how different it felt from the first installment, and I became pretty engaged with it. “We. Everything was we now. We wove our dreams together like armor. Nothing could stop us now.” When it comes to the characters, I have to say Vow of Thieves didn’t disappoint. I fell in love with this cast of characters and their relationships in Dance of Thieves, and those interactions were much deeper and complex in Vow of Thieves. I adored the two POVs, and how we learned different things about what was going on from each protagonist. Jase and Kazi were an iconic duo, and I found them incredibly fascinating the entirety of the story. Their relationship in this book was very well done, and their dynamics were on point.The different friendships and family relationships were actually some of my favorite parts as well. I think that some of the things that happened between these characters, even though were pretty surprising, made a lot of sense after the events of Dance of Thieves. Still, I really enjoyed how close the Ballenger family was, and the development of the relationships and the different individuals.The ending was pretty epic, if I’m being honest. I was so tensed reading that second half of the story, and since I didn’t know if there was going to be a third installment or not, I was afraid to keep reading just in case some of my favorite characters would die. However, the way things sum up and ended were pretty satisfying to me.Overall, this series has become an all time favorite of mine. I adored these characters and their interactions, and how different it was from The Remnant Chronicles, and I enjoyed how things concluded in Vow of Thieves.I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This doesn’t change my opinion whatsoever. All thoughts are my own. “Lest we repeat our story, let the stories be passed,From father to son, from mother to daughter,For with but one generation, history and truth are lost forever.” DANCE OF THIEVES: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★Blog | Twitter | Instagram | BlogLovin’......PLEASE TELL ME THERE’S GOING TO BE A THIRD ONE ADVFNKJLS*review to come*UPDATE: Thank you Macmillan and Henry Holt for the ARC Your girl got an ARC!!Oh my god! I’ve just seen this cover and I screamed so loud my cat almost jumped out of the window.BUT LOOK AT THAT BEAUTY WOW. We stan.
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  • Mary H
    January 1, 1970
    2019:Wow. That just destroyed my feels, and I lovex every minute.2018:I must have it.
  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*Vow of Thieves, by author Mary E. Pearson, is the finale to the Dance of Thieves duology. This series takes place in the same universe as the authors Remnant Chronicles. The story start off few weeks after Dance of Thieves ended with Kazimyrah of Brightmist/Rahtan, and Jase Ballenger, Patrei of Tor's Watch, returning to Tor's Watch with wonderful news from Lia, the Queen of Venda. Jase once her prisoner, is now her lover. Kazi i *Source* Publisher*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy*Rating* 4.0*Thoughts*Vow of Thieves, by author Mary E. Pearson, is the finale to the Dance of Thieves duology. This series takes place in the same universe as the authors Remnant Chronicles. The story start off few weeks after Dance of Thieves ended with Kazimyrah of Brightmist/Rahtan, and Jase Ballenger, Patrei of Tor's Watch, returning to Tor's Watch with wonderful news from Lia, the Queen of Venda. Jase once her prisoner, is now her lover. Kazi is worried about earning his family's acceptance after she kidnapped him to bring him to justice for harboring fugitives from her kingdom. *Full Review Posted @ Gizmos Reviews* https://gizmosreviews.blogspot.com/20...
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  • Christine Manzari
    January 1, 1970
    This was absolute perfection. I fell even more in love with Jace and Kazi...and the entire Ballenger clan.
  • Avy (Book Looney) ❄️
    January 1, 1970
    Me finishing the last couple of chapters of this heart breaking book. Not only did Mary Pearson give me an advanced reader's copy at YALLWEST, she did it with the intention of breaking my heart, because that's exactly what this book did. IT BROKE MY HEART.Why was this book so precious? Well let's count the ways, shall we?1. The writing2. The beautiful OTPs3. The powerful, strong, independent heroines4. Those fight scenes (my God they were amazingly written)5. The fact that she brought back all m Me finishing the last couple of chapters of this heart breaking book. Not only did Mary Pearson give me an advanced reader's copy at YALLWEST, she did it with the intention of breaking my heart, because that's exactly what this book did. IT BROKE MY HEART.Why was this book so precious? Well let's count the ways, shall we?1. The writing2. The beautiful OTPs3. The powerful, strong, independent heroines4. Those fight scenes (my God they were amazingly written)5. The fact that she brought back all my precious characters from Lia's story making me sob uncontrollably6. JUST EVERYTHINGMary Pearson's writing never gets old. It always manages to entrap, fascinate, and captivate me to the point where my whole life is centered around finishing her books. Don't believe me? Well I started Vow of Thieves around 6 o clock today, and am now writing this emotional review at 2 in the morning Mary created the perfect ending, and even though it hearts my heart to say good-bye to my favorite characters, I can say they inspired me so much, and I will never forget the messages they conveyed. They will be forever imprinted on my heart.So my advice to my fellow adventure/fantasy novel lovers is to pick Mary's books up, or regret it for the rest of your life. You will feel inspired my her amazing heroines, while also resigning yourself to the fact that you will die alone because you will never find someone as good as her heros. Blink Last.
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  • Erin Arkin
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhhhh so good!! I don't even know what else to tell you.I love this series and I am so sad that Kazi and Jase's story is over...at least in writing, right?!? Mary Pearson somehow knows exactly what I am looking for in a YA fantasy and I can't even put into coherent words how much I loved this book - It was everything I was hoping for.This book has everything - action, danger, swoons, family, friendships...and so much more!! If you haven't started yet, you are missing out and I don't even know Ahhhhhh so good!! I don't even know what else to tell you.I love this series and I am so sad that Kazi and Jase's story is over...at least in writing, right?!? Mary Pearson somehow knows exactly what I am looking for in a YA fantasy and I can't even put into coherent words how much I loved this book - It was everything I was hoping for.This book has everything - action, danger, swoons, family, friendships...and so much more!! If you haven't started yet, you are missing out and I don't even know what to tell you other than you NEED to read this series. It has been added to my "books I will love forever and ever" shelf and that is where it will stay.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an early review copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.
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  • Kori (_livelaughread)
    January 1, 1970
    This was the most perfect conclusion, I flew through it so quickly.
  • Gaby
    January 1, 1970
    I don't think Mary E. Pearson is capable of writing a book I won't love. The second half of Jase and Kazi's story was just as compelling and exciting as the first half. Such a solid, exciting, lush, and delightful fantasy - perfect for fans of Marie Rutkoski, Tamora Pierce, and Robin LaFevers.
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  • Liza Wiemer
    January 1, 1970
    Phenomenal. This pretty much covers the emotional roller coaster:And...And...And...And...And...And...And...And...Now what are you waiting for? Go read it!
  • Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
    January 1, 1970
    Another 5 Star read and if I could give it more...I certainly would!Again, I was lost in the pages with these characters that were developed perfectly...the world building spot on and the writing...I can only compare it to prose...it was smooth, flowing, without any holes!Perfect book...and the ending? Is it open for more? Maybe a new spinoff?I'll definitely keep my eyes open for more from Ms. Pearson.
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  • Jessica {Litnoob}
    January 1, 1970
    Mary E Pearson has done it again. She has wrecked my whole heart. I knew from previous experience with her that this book would hurt me but shit, not this much. Reviewing this is harder because it’s whole plot is based on the ending of book one exploding lol so no spoilers but I can say a few things. One, Kazi and Jase were still amazing and I loved them even more. Their growth and resilience was everything. The politics get even more intense and the risks are bigger then ever. Also the entire t Mary E Pearson has done it again. She has wrecked my whole heart. I knew from previous experience with her that this book would hurt me but shit, not this much. Reviewing this is harder because it’s whole plot is based on the ending of book one exploding lol so no spoilers but I can say a few things. One, Kazi and Jase were still amazing and I loved them even more. Their growth and resilience was everything. The politics get even more intense and the risks are bigger then ever. Also the entire theme of family is majestic in its exploration, in all the ups and downs. Such a good sequel and stellar conclusion guys. Highly recommend this duology.
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  • Andi (Andi's ABCs)
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Reading a book that culminates 5 years of reading is always terrifying. A lot is riding on it. Expectations are high and so are emotions. That is why I was scared to read Vow of Thieves, but I was wrong to be. It was exactly what this story needed and my favorite book by Mary Pearson.Vow of Thieves picks up where This review was originally posted on Andi's ABCs I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Reading a book that culminates 5 years of reading is always terrifying. A lot is riding on it. Expectations are high and so are emotions. That is why I was scared to read Vow of Thieves, but I was wrong to be. It was exactly what this story needed and my favorite book by Mary Pearson.Vow of Thieves picks up where Dance of Thieves left off. Jase and Kazi are making their way back to Jase’s home, Tor’s Watch, but things have changed. The two of them are violently attacked and everything they thought they knew is different. Instead of settling in and making the plans the made happen, they find themselves in a situation where trust means everything and deciding who to trust could mean life or death. They have vowed to do whatever it takes to protect Tor’s Watch and the people they love and they will do just that, even if it means losing everything.Jase and Kazi are the backbone of Vow of Thieves. They make the tough choices and do the hard things and I love that about them. Everyone loves that about them. But what I want to really talk about is how Pearson creates the heart and soul of the story with her secondary characters. The Ballengers, Wren, Synové, and the characters from the Remnant Chronicles that make appearances, those are the people that add life and love and even more color to the strength of Jase and Kazi and who bring them to life and show what they are made of. It is them they fight for or with and that is what makes Mary’s books so special to me. Everyone is going to remember the main characters but is a talent that makes readers remember the secondary ones and want to know more about their stories. I mean I’m still begging for a book about 2 people in The Remnant Chronicles and I will be begging for books about people in The Dance of Thieves duology.So, how would I describe Vow of Thieves? Amazing, fantastic, epic, Mary Pearson’s best book to date; that’s how I would describe it.  Since 2014 I have been wrapped up in this world that Pearson created, starting with The Kiss of Deception, and she finished it off perfectly with the final part of Jase and Kazi’s story. Add this to your TBR. You won’t regret it.
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  • Joee (booksandacupofjoee)
    January 1, 1970
    After falling in love with Kazi and Jase in Dance of Thieves, I was so excited to see how their journey ends and oh boy did this turn out to be such an amazing conclusion to their story. Right away, it was packed with intense action and it just kept going. I tried to pace myself while reading because I wasn't ready to say goodbye. But it was definitely hard to put down. While I still think the first one is my fav because honestly it's hard to beat that one. This was fantastic. There were times I After falling in love with Kazi and Jase in Dance of Thieves, I was so excited to see how their journey ends and oh boy did this turn out to be such an amazing conclusion to their story. Right away, it was packed with intense action and it just kept going. I tried to pace myself while reading because I wasn't ready to say goodbye. But it was definitely hard to put down. While I still think the first one is my fav because honestly it's hard to beat that one. This was fantastic. There were times I wanted more romance but then she'd include a swoony flashback from Kazi and Jase's time on the road that made me SO happy. I just want them never apart and working together kicking butt. The writing was once again so beautiful and enchanting. I love that we got more of Kazi's riddles. All of the characters in this duology are absolutely amazing. I was so happy to see Wren and Synove again. I adore the whole crew. Then, of course, there is Kazi and Jase. Those two are literally the most perfect couple! MY HEART!!! I love them so much!!! They're in my top 3 favorite couples list. All of their moments were so precious even if I wanted more!!I'm so sad this story is over but the end was wonderful! I do wish we got a little more of them in the future at the very end. But I can hope for that maybe later. 🤞 This was a brilliant ending to an extraordinary tale!! I can't recommend reading Dance of Thieves and then this one enough!! It has adventure, humor, action, clever plotting and a heart racing romance!!!!
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  • Milena
    January 1, 1970
    Vow of Thieves is a very satisfying conclusion to the Dance of Thieves duology. Just like the first book, it has plenty of action, adventure, swoon, and political intrigue. I enjoyed being back in this universe and revisiting all the characters. Mary E. Pearson has created rich and fascinating world with her Remnant Chronicles, I cannot wait to see what she will write next. *ARC provided by the publisher via Edelweiss
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  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    January 1, 1970
    Last year I read Dance of Thieves and there was no question that I would be coming back for the next installment in this series and here it is! Finally!It took me a quick minute to remember the details of the previous book and get back into the groove of this series but the author did a good job of giving me reminders to jog my memory. I'm so glad the book started off with Jase and Kazi together so I had that solid relationship foundation to kick things off. It really helped with all the crazy a Last year I read Dance of Thieves and there was no question that I would be coming back for the next installment in this series and here it is! Finally!It took me a quick minute to remember the details of the previous book and get back into the groove of this series but the author did a good job of giving me reminders to jog my memory. I'm so glad the book started off with Jase and Kazi together so I had that solid relationship foundation to kick things off. It really helped with all the crazy awful stuff that came next. This book is full of political intrigue, deadly games, kings and traitors. Jase and Kazi spend a majority of the book apart each battling through their own horrible circumstances. But they are fierce. Fierce in their love, fierce in their loyalty, and fierce in their will to survive and protect. They are awesome characters and I couldn't help but be pulled into their world. I was firmly planted in their corner the whole way through.I don't think I had a chance to catch my breath this whole book. It was so full on and constant that I could hardly keep up. The few times I had to put this book down to "real life", I was thinking about it and longing to get back to reading. I love when that happens.This series needs to be read in order. Jase and Kazi's story wrapped up nicely in this book (it was such a relief to have some good things happen!) but there was definitely an opening left for another story. Fingers crossed! :)Content: violence, death, torture, swearing. Kissing, mild innuendo.
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  • Lauren
    January 1, 1970
    What an intense and satisfying end to the DANCE OF THIEVES duet. I was completely taken by this story and on the edge of my seat following Kazi and Jase as they return to Tor’s Watch and discover that things are not at all how they left them. Danger, revelations and romance abound. Plus a terrible and very clever villain. I can of recommend this series highly enough! Love triangle factor: none
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  • Mai
    January 1, 1970
    Don’t get me wrong, I understand the difference between wants and needs.And I am telling y’all that I NEED this book.SEND HELP!
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    There is nothing better than a satisfying ending! I believe it is the ending but not really as there are always opportunities for more from this world and these characters. At least, I can see it happening in the future. Fingers crossed! First, Kazi and Jase are as strong as ever. A lot stood in their way from beginning to end. They are fighters. They compliment each other and I think all bookish couples should take notes. The Ballengers. We don’t have a lot of books in YA that focus on families There is nothing better than a satisfying ending! I believe it is the ending but not really as there are always opportunities for more from this world and these characters. At least, I can see it happening in the future. Fingers crossed! First, Kazi and Jase are as strong as ever. A lot stood in their way from beginning to end. They are fighters. They compliment each other and I think all bookish couples should take notes. The Ballengers. We don’t have a lot of books in YA that focus on families so I’m pretty happy we have a large and wonderful family like The Ballengers. They are a truly strong, reliable and loyal family. Wren and Synove are the type of friends I would take along if I was going on a quest or something like that. I love their friendship with Kazi. More like sisters and I’m so loving seeing them have girl talk in the middle of all of the craziness. The pace was excellent. Fast paced but didn’t take away from the emotions and depth of the story. I would have been fine with three epilogues because I love these characters so much! I love a well rounded world. There is so much history just in The Ballengers alone. From the first generation of Tor’s Watch to the present day. Well developed and damn, that vault is hardcore and incredibly endurable. Overall, I’m so satisfied. An amazing ending and now I’m sad it’s over. Hoping for more in this world because I can’t get enough!
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  • gelowmichael
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsIf you are a fan of the Remnant Chronicles with instant love and more romance, Dance of Thieves series would be a great read for you.Don't take it as a bad review for a well-written story, but the whole series is quite not my cup of tea.Kazi and Jase's story was well crafted because of Dance of Thieves' well narration and great character building. Each character in the story contributes a good plot, and every part of the story was well thought.Dance of Thieves left a good ending for me 3.5 starsIf you are a fan of the Remnant Chronicles with instant love and more romance, Dance of Thieves series would be a great read for you.Don't take it as a bad review for a well-written story, but the whole series is quite not my cup of tea.Kazi and Jase's story was well crafted because of Dance of Thieves' well narration and great character building. Each character in the story contributes a good plot, and every part of the story was well thought.Dance of Thieves left a good ending for me. But it is quite a rocky road since I didn't think that this would be a solid fiction with a lot of romance going on. I thought it to be an explosive story of treachery and mischief of some well sought out thieves, but throughout Dance of Thieves to Vow of Thieves, it revolves around Jase's history and family drama than Kazi's past experiences. Everyone could cite that Kazi was after the person who kidnapped her mother. But after that, where did Kazi learn to be this well-known thief? She was taken care of by the Queen. Kazi's character was overwhelmed by Jase's strong appeal and heavy political family background. I would love to see more of Kazi than Jase. Jase's whole story was solid concretize in Dance of Thieves, and Kazi needs more of that spotlight.One criticism was that the Ballenger family was well-known by having this dynasty over Tor's Watch through Greyson's hardship to protect his whole family to a plague. But every chapter opening in Dance of Thieves was quite substantial, but in Vow of Thieves, it was annoying and irrelevant. It was better if it was another character's chapter opening. It could be Queen Jezelia or some notable characters throughout this story. Vow of Thieves was a good read. Thank you, Henry Holt, for the digital copy through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
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  • Steffi
    January 1, 1970
    Rating 4.5 stars>/b> to <5 starsI am in tears. The ending was PERFECT. One of the best endings to a series and a phenomenal conclusion to the world.
  • Forever Young Adult
    January 1, 1970
    Graded By: Mandy C.Cover Story: OrnateBFF Charm: Third WheelSwoonworthy Scale: 5Talky Talk: Feudal FutureBonus Factor: ChangeRelationship Status: On the SidelinesRead the full book report here.
  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.I absolutely loved this book! Vow of Thieves made me furious at times, and pretty much every other emotion a person can feasibly feel, but it was well worth it in the end. I wasn't mad at the book itself, but at some of the characters and their impulsive decisions. However, I also understood their reasons an I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.I absolutely loved this book! Vow of Thieves made me furious at times, and pretty much every other emotion a person can feasibly feel, but it was well worth it in the end. I wasn't mad at the book itself, but at some of the characters and their impulsive decisions. However, I also understood their reasons and perspectives, which made it harder to stay mad at them. There were a few characters that I loved to hate, and will continue to wish pain and death upon forever and ever. Speaking of the characters... they are so wonderfully written! The family dynamics are complicated, and the author really emphasizes that not all families are related by blood. Additionally, people can always surprise you, and it's nice to give them the benefit of the doubt. It's hard to trust others, especially when lives are literally on the line, but Kazi and Jase seem to be able to judge people fairly well. The characters themselves were really fleshed out, and I felt like I'd known them for years. Mary E. Pearson knows how to build characters and worlds, and despite the brutality, it's a world I wouldn't mind living in. As long as I can stay at Tor's Watch!I enjoyed the subtle magic that was woven into the book, and how it always felt just out of reach. It's there, but it doesn't play a prominent role within the story. It gives the book a dash of fantasy that I greedily devoured. Also, it's been awhile since I read the first book, but there were subtle references to the more important aspects that I may have forgotten. The reminders gently nudged my brain in the right direction, and I was happy for those little tidbits. I never felt lost or confused as I continued the story.I really enjoyed learning more about the Ballenger history, and where their family originated. They've endured a lot over the years, but not nearly as much as the first Ballenger. He was only a child, yet he managed to build a family out of survivors. They lived and breathed together, fought and died together, and that same tenacious spirit has been passed on for generations. Jase and the others will go on and on about family and secrecy, but Greyson Ballenger wasn't bound to his family in the traditional sense. I think the current Ballenger's forgot that from time to time, and it was nice seeing them learning and growing as a group. Kazi is amazing. She's strong, intelligent, and fiercely protective. She always puts others before herself, and she's even willing to help the people that want to kill her. Kazi sacrificed herself again and again for the people she cared about, thinking their lives were more important than her own. Fortunately for her, she had people in her life that thought she was worth saving and protecting. Jase, Wren, and Synové would gladly give their lives for their friend. I don't think I could have endured what Kazi did and remained sane at the end. The girl just doesn't give up, and she never gives in. She's confident in herself and her abilities, and clings to hope even when it's painful.There were a few twists that I was not expecting, but really complimented the overall story. Once certain things are revealed, it makes you question everything you've read previously as the pieces slowly click into place. I never would have expected this story to end up exactly where it did, and I love when a book can keep me on my toes until the very last page. Vow of Thieves only took me a day to read, and I would have gladly kept turning the pages. However, I do think the ending was perfection, and really captured what the rest of the book had been about. We're left with hope and understanding, and also the knowledge that the world is complicated. People even more so... I cannot wait to see what Pearson comes up with next!Originally posted at Do You Dog-ear? on August 5, 2019.
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