Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
- a brooding male lead with a rough past but a bleeding heart, √ CHECK,
- an exotic female lead, whose “badassery” falls short during critical moments in the story to advance the romance between her and the male lead, √ CHECK.
The story itself felt predictable but it basically lacked the pizzazz I expected from a heist story. The duology has such a strong fan base and and I admittedly really wanted to like it. On a positive note, the world the story was set in was good and engaging but it would have probably been easier to get into had I read the Grisha Trilogy. The book itself had all the makings of an awesome heist story but I’m in the minority it seems as it falls short of anything close to fantastic.