Fire and Heist
a young adult novel
by Sarah Beth Durst
available now from Penguin Random House / Crown Books for Young Readers
Fans of Cassandra Clare and Julie Kagawa will devour this contemporary fantasy about a teen were-dragon who must steal her first treasure. But a dark discovery during her heist could put her family in incredible danger.
In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone -- even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern -- a human capable of turning into a dragon.
Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their community.
With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society -- a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.
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"The author set out to write a stand-alone fantasy that combines elements of Ocean’s Eleven with were-dragons, and she delivers. The plot is so richly described that readers will be engaged in this world populated by shape-shifting dragons living among humans."
-- School Library Journal
"Alex Award–winning Durst (Queen of Blood, 2016) serves up an intriguing take on dragon mythology with this high-stakes YA adventure featuring a spunky heroine."
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Coming soon: German translation from Verlagsgruppe Random House
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