Friday, April 05, 2019

2019 Books with Heists and Thieves

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If you don’t live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that there have been a surge in books about heists and thieves this year. As someone who is always on the lookout for a book about some good old fashioned thieving, I thought I’d make a list for anyone else who loves heists as much as me and missed any of these books. 

Note: this list includes two books that came out December 2018 (WHICH COUNTS, IMHO) as well as a book I didn’t personally love but that shouldn’t stop other people from loving it.

1. Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig 

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Kickboxing drag queens performing heists? HELL TO THE FUCKING YEAH. 

2. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

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ITS SET IN PARIS in 1889. ’tis enough. Also the fact that its CHOKSHI.

3. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark

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Stealing from a wealthy estranged father to pay for college is a BIG MOOD. 

4. Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst

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Heisting shape-shifting dragons is all you need to know about this book. THE TWO BEST THINGS IN ONE.

5. The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

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A SCHOOL FOR ASPIRING CON ARTISTS. THE DREAM. Ugh. I know con artists isn’t exactly the same as thieves but there is some ‘stealing’ of information.

6. Nocturna by Maya Motayne

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A face-changing thief???? In a latinx-inspired fantasy world??? YES PLEASE. 

7. The Disasters by M.K. England

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SPACE HEISTING. Also, space conspiracy theories. 

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