It’s the perfect time to read a good mystery book and Thieves’ Gambit is just the right book! Pitched as a mashup of The Inheritance Games and Ocean’s Eleven this book will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Summary: At only seventeen years old, Ross Quest is already a master thief, especially adept at escape plans. Until her plan to run away from her legendary family of thieves takes an unexpected turn, leaving her mother’s life hanging in the balance.
In a desperate bid, she enters the Thieves’ Gambit, a series of dangerous, international heists where killing the competition isn’t exactly off limits, but the grand prize is a wish for anything in the world—a wish that could save her mom. When she learns two of her competitors include her childhood nemesis and a handsome, smooth-talking guy who might also want to steal her heart, winning the Gambit becomes trickier than she imagined.
Ross tries her best to stick to the family creed: trust no one whose last name isn’t Quest. But with the stakes this high, Ross will have to decide who to con and who to trust before time runs out. After all, only one of them can win.
Content Warnings: kidnapping, gaslighting, violence, racism, death of a parent
Heists, Heists, And More Heists!
Do you love the heist trope? Then this book is definitely for you! Not only does the book start off in the middle of one, but the book is filled with them! The idea of a heist competition was unlike anything we had read before. Plus, we loved learning more about Ross’ approach to her assignments, like her skill in planning exit strategies.
A Great Cast Of Characters
The characters in Thieves’ Gambit were all exciting to read about, with each having their own backstory and personality. Ross’ fellow competitors captured our attention and following them throughout the course of the competition was a ton of fun to read about. Speaking of Ross, we enjoyed seeing her grow throughout the course of the book. Through heartbreaking betrayals and dangerous situations, we couldn’t get enough!
An Action Packed Plot
With the main character coming from a famous family of thieves, you know from the beginning that Thieves’ Gambit will be filled with action. You can feel the tension and excitement throughout the book. Especially because Ross has so much at stake. After all, she is competing in a deadly competition! From the beginning, the writing style captured our attention, and with that cliffhanger ending, we can’t wait to get our hands on the sequel!
Filled with action and adventure, Thieves’ Gambit by Kayvion Lewis will capture your attention from the first page!
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Find Paige on Instagram @pagebypaigebooks. Paige is a bookstagrammer and blogger who loves all things bookish. From fantasy to mystery she can’t get enough! She’s always ready to recommend you a book and she can talk about her favourites all day. When she’s not reading, you can find her watching Marvel movies, playing video games, and taking bookstagram photos.