In 2019 and we’re finally getting all the heist/thief books we deserve. Death Prefers Blondes is one such heist book and IT IS AMAZING. Maybe you’ve read Caleb Roehrig before or maybe you’re drawn by the fantastic premise and gorgeous gover. Regardless, this book is both quintessentially Roehrig and also different from what he has written before. His previous books are more on the fun end of the spectrum (WHICH IS NOT A BAD THING. I love fun books!) and while Death Prefers Blondes is incredibly fun, it also has a tendency to punch you in the guts. TO SAY EVEN MORE because I clearly cannot shut up, Death Prefers Blondes is not a short book but it FLIES by. It was so well written and visuals/imagery were done so…
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
Kickboxing drag queens performing heists? HELL TO THE FUCKING YEAH.
2. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
ITS SET IN PARIS in 1889. ’tis enough. Also the fact that its CHOKSHI.
3. Immoral Code by Lillian Clark
Stealing from a wealthy estranged father to pay for college is a BIG MOOD.
4. Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst
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
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
A face-changing thief???? In a latinx-inspired fantasy world??? YES PLEASE.
7. The Disasters by M.K. England
SPACE HEISTING. Also, space conspiracy theories.