Honor Among Thieves (The Honors #1) By Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre [Review]

Honor Among Thieves (The Honors, #1)RELEASE DATE: February 13th, 2018
Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre
Young-Adult, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Aliens.
Katherine Tegen Books

Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.

Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.

Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.



MY REV (Copy)

Okay this book was weirdly fascinating! I used to be fan of Rachel Caine’s Morganville vampires series which I dropped off in the middle because it seemed like a never ending series so when I heard of this new series I was very intrigued but still a bit hesitant to pick it up. After reading some tempting reviews, I finally gave in and it turns out to be pretty good. It’s a unique story and a bit different from the other typical YA sci-fi books I’ve read before.  I l liked the characters, the alien ships, the plot, and the world but the thing that made it a hit for me was definitely the characters. I really enjoyed Zara, Nadim and Bea individually and also as a team.

Zara cole is a petty criminal who lives in the lower Eight, New Detroit. It’s a dirty and gritty place filled with knock-off’s like her. She had a hard life which made her tough and strong. She has refused to move with her mother and sister to mars because she don’t want to loose her freedom. She survived in the streets by thievery but one day, she robs from someone she shouldn’t have which lands her in deep trouble. Scared for her life she escapes from there and gets herself into a jail so that she could be safe from the people searching for her. Her life takes a surprising turn, when she gets recruited for the honor’s program where elite humans are selected to journey in the space for a year with the Leviathan, a race of sentient alien ships. Zara can’t believe that she was chosen by the Leviathans. She wasn’t really interested in the program but in the end she joins the tour in order to escape from her enemies on earth. When she gets aboard the alien ship, She meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned to. Zara and Nadim quickly make a deep connection and she feels that she belongs there. Zara doesn’t really believe in honor’s program and  when Nadim refuses to answer her questions, she knew something’s not right and she’ll not give up until she finds her answers.

Zara is a pretty tough character who’s gone through so much when she was a child which left her deep scars. Her dark past has made her strong but she’s still vulnerable whenever she’s reminded of it. I really liked her rebellious, fearless, and determined personality. She’s someone who’s not afraid to ask tough questions, not give up without a fight, and don’t care about breaking the rules which are the best things I liked about her. I also enjoyed her character development throughout. Beatrix aka Bea is another passenger who gets selected for the honor’s program. She’s a smart girl with a beautiful musical voice. Zara and Bea quickly becomes great friends and I loved the friendship between them. Nadim is an alien ship but he’s still got a great personality. He’s a young Leviathan who wants to prove himself to his elders. He was very sweet, thoughtful, and caring towards Zara and Bea. His character kinda reminded me of AIDEN from Illuminae but he’s just an AI and Nadim is a living alien being. The relationship between Zara and Nadim really captivated me. The connection between them is very intense and strange but who cares I’m still gonna ship them. Zara, Bea and Nadim makes a strong trio and I can’t wait to see them in action once again in the next book.

The plot was unique and interesting but the pacing kinda seemed uneven to me. The book begins with a great start but soon it takes a slow turn and it picks up speed only at the second half. Nevertheless, I loved the action and the mystery in the plot. I quite enjoyed all the interactions between Nadim and Zara. I’m not sure what’s really happening between them but I hope we get our answers in the sequel. I liked the writing, it was easy to follow. The story was told from Zara and Nadim’s first person POV but I think it should also have Bea’s POV. She’s a wonderful character too and I loved how she grew strong as the story progressed. The world the authors created was very intriguing and I would love to explore more of it. The Leviathans were a mystery from the start. They are not only ships, they’re living beings who’s got feelings. Even though we’ve got some of the answers at the end, there are still some questions that left unanswered.

Overall, I enjoyed this book! It was a very entertaining sci-fi read filled with action, adventure, friendship, and something-something. The ending was really good and I can’t wait to know what happens next.

Recommend it?
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I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves YA sci-fi adventurous books.

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27 thoughts on “Honor Among Thieves (The Honors #1) By Rachel Caine & Ann Aguirre [Review]

  1. LairOfBooks February 25, 2018 / 1:21 am

    YASSS! LOVE your review Raven! & I LOVED this book to pieces despite some minor flaws with pacing. “The connection between them is very intense and strange but who cares I’m still gonna ship them” this is exactly how I feel 😳😂 & I completely agree with you, Bea should’ve had her own POV chapters💜💜💜I’m looking forward to the follow-up, glad to see you enjoyed this one 💜

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 25, 2018 / 5:19 am

      Thank you, Lilly! ❤️😊 I’m glad you enjoyed my review! ahaha I’m totally shipping Zadim even though it’s weird and I can’t wait to know how their relationship develops further. Bea was totally fun at the end. I hope we get her pov in the next book. After that action packed ending and surprising revelations, I can’t wait to read the next book too.


  2. Lashaan (Bookidote) February 26, 2018 / 8:13 am

    This sure does sound unique and wonderful! It’s nice to see more dual-author books out there. It’s such an interesting way to write a book. Great review, Raven! 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 28, 2018 / 4:45 am

      It really was a unique read! I love dual-author books! I’m glad to see there’s a lot of books coming out with this trend and I hope it continues. Thank you, Lashaan! 😊

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  3. Beware Of The Reader February 26, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    Well now I want to read it raven! Especially as I loved the Enclave series by Ann Aguire! Thanks for featuring this one! One more on my TBR lol

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  4. The Candid Cover February 27, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Ahhh! I have had this on my TBR for quite some time now and I don’t think that I have read any other reviews for it. It sounds absolutely amazing and I and thrilled that you enjoyed it so much. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

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  5. Poulami @ Daydreaming Books February 27, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Leviathans, aliens, space!!! Sign me up! This book sounds pretty awesome right from the very beginning! The characters sound amazing too. I definitely hope to pick this up!
    Great review Raven!

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  6. Aila @ One Way Or An Author February 28, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Wonderful review Raven! I started Honor Among Thieves a while ago when it first came out but put it down for a bit because of life stuff. I just stopped at the part where Bea and Zara board Nadim. I’m veryyy confused about Nadim and Zara’s relationship though – is it like a romance? Or just very very good friendship? Your review has made me curiouser and curiouser. Hmm… I need to finish this one soon!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 1, 2018 / 5:47 am

      Thank you, Aila! The relationship between Nadim and Zara is currently unknown but the vibes they’re giving off is definitely romantic vibes not the friendship vibes. I don’t know how it’s gonna work out but I hope we get all our answers in the next book. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the rest of the book. Happy reading! ☺️


  7. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer March 3, 2018 / 9:26 am

    I’ve seen this book around but it sounded weird… you make it sound incredibly intriguing though Raven! I think this is a series I’ve got to try! Onto my TBR! Great, great review ♥️

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  8. Jen March 5, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that this book was a win!! I’m so interested in it yet nervous at the same time because I’m wondering how the relationship with an IA will work out 🙈. But it sounds amazing!!!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 6, 2018 / 5:50 am

      I was a bit hesitant to pick this up but I’m glad it worked out for me. Nadim is actually not an AI he’s a living alien ship that looks like a large whale. And yeah, I’m also wondering how it’s gonna work out between them but I hope we’ll get our answers in the sequel. This book is really not that bad. I hope you give it a shot! ☺️

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      • Jen March 8, 2018 / 4:25 am

        Oh my gosh, see that makes it so much harder lol!!!! I definitely will, but I’ll probably chicken out and wait for the second book though lol.

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  9. Anna @MyBookishDream March 8, 2018 / 4:28 am

    Honor Among Thieves sounds very interesting, I’m glad to see that you enjoyed it! Sci-fi is a genre that I don’t pick up that often, but one I want to read more from. I will definitely keep an eye out for this book, as it sounds like something I would enjoy. I have a soft spot for thieves as main characters. Great review! 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions March 9, 2018 / 1:23 am

      It’s really an interesting sci-fi read! I also have a soft spot theives as main characters. There isn’t any huge heist in this book but it’s still a worth a read. Thank you! 🙂

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  10. anovelglimpse March 24, 2018 / 4:04 am

    Lol. I dropped the Morganville series for the same reason! I recently read her Stillhouse Lake thriller series and loved it, but I don’t know that this book would be for me. I’m happy it was an interesting read for you!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions April 1, 2018 / 9:02 pm

      I’m glad it worked out for me! I haven’t read Stillhouse Lake but it has good ratings. Maybe I should give it a shot someday. Sorry for the late reply because I just found your comment in my spam folder and I rarely check the spam folder.

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