Honor Among Thieves – Rachel Caine and Anne Aguirre

Honor Among ThievesFrom the publisher, “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.”

I enjoyed this science fiction romp.  I would have preferred a bit less time at the beginning because I was eager for them to get to space and explore the galaxy.  But we did get to know Zara and part of why she was chosen to be an Honor and travel with Nadim, a young Leviathan.  Zara and Nadim connect quickly and that close bond was well written.  The reader is kept guessing about the true motive behind the Leviathan partnering with humans.  While the idea of traveling inside a living being is not new, this is a fine addition to this particular subgenre.  An engaging, enjoying ride into the depths of the galaxies.

eGalley review                                         Publication date 2.13.18

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