But when Renna rescues an injured boy from the warehouse she's casing, she finds herself on the run from the mob instead of enjoying retirement on a garden world. Turns out, the kid was a plant to lead her to MYTH, a top-secret galactic protection agency.
MYTH needs Renna's special skills, and they make her an offer she can't refuse - unless she'd like to spend the rest of her life on a prison ship. To make sure she does her job they shackle her with a MYTH watchdog, the handsome but arrogant Captain Finn. A former mercenary-turned-galactic-hero, Finn happens to have his own dirty secrets. Secrets that Renna wouldn't mind uncovering for herself.
Together, they discover an experiment to develop illegal cybernetics that will create an unstoppable army.
The intended target? The human star fleet.
Now Renna must use her skills as the Star Thief to pull off the biggest job of her career - saving the galaxy. And herself.
Recommended for 17+ due to mature themes and sexual content.
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About the Author
She was born and raised in Michigan and has always been the bookish sort. Now she and her husband, Ryan, live in a picturesque college town where she can fully embrace her nerdy side (and order carry-out every night). Aside from writing, Jamie loves reading, playing video games, traveling with her husband, and adding to her already-massive tea collection. Public speaking, children, and cooking terrify her.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Couldn't put it down. Pulled me into the story from start to finish.
An exciting storyline, great characters, fabulous writing - so much to love about The Star Thief. I loved Renna. Daring, talented, quick, unapologetic, criminal genius Renna. She has so many facets to her character that even though we spend the entire book with her we've only begun to scratch her surface. She's the kind of character I love to read about. The mysterious Finn... I spent half the book hating him while begrudgingly respecting the guy. Grey eventually gives us some insight into his past and the choices he made, making me understand him a bit better, but like Renna, there's still a lot we don't know about him. The storyline is exciting - abductions, various battles, betrayal, sacrifice and an ending that makes me desperate to know what happens next. Grey has done a fabulous job of setting up the series, I'm still dying to know about the Star, about Renna, about Finn - why he did what he did, the details of the conspiracy and what's going to happen next. Disclosure: ebook provided in exchange for an honest review
I love Sci-Fi but I also love stories about thieves. Well thieves like Renna that are not evil piles of garbage. So combining those two makes an interesting read for me. Plus there are also space pirates, who doesn’t like a plot with space pirates. I really enjoyed the story especially when it starts to pick up midway through the book and things start coming together. There are a couple of mysteries that the crew is out to solve and some that they stumble by on accident. I really liked the feel of the story and even though at the beginning some of the tech slightly confused me. Just because I sometimes have problems picturing things like that in my head without seeing it. You really get absorbed into the story enough that things click together more easily. I really like the twist and turns this plot takes. Renna is tough as nails, snarky and just overall badass. I loved her personality because even though she had this tough exterior she had a softer side too. She shows that with her fondness of Myka. Even though she considered leaving him at first she attached herself to him pretty quickly and I loved this instant bond they had from her saving his life. So I did like Renna off the bat but at first I was like why is she shoving her boobs in the face of Ninjas. They are Ninjas why would they care. I thought it was strange but it turns out to be her thing and the more you read the more it kind of goes. There are many women in Fiction and History that use their sex appeal to overthrow men. It doesn’t make them any less of a strong women. I actually thought of Belle from Gone With the Wind when I was thinking about it or Anne Boleyn. I think in a way it’s an important part of the story, especially between her and Finn. I thought it was interesting with one exception she often didn’t defend herself even when he was wrong. She kind of did the, this your opinion of me you don’t know me so why am I going to argue with you. I thought it was kind of cool of her. The whole thing calms down as the book progresses and she becomes really submerged in the mission and more involved with Finn. Renna sometimes could be harsh on her views of women and men but she has also had a very rough life and different upbringing. We do learn more about her and by the end of the book you are going. Ahh okay I get it. I love the rag tag group that forms towards the end of The Star Thief, we seem to have someone from all forms of walks of life. I don’t want to give too much away because some of the characters sides are not so clear in the beginning. Especially because the military types are less than fans of Renna. Obviously rule followers versus rule breakers. The romance between Renna and Finn is sweet and develops very slowly. These are two people who have spent a lot of time together before but due to misunderstandings were separated. Well Renna thought Finn was dead but besides that they had some pretty huge things to cross. As far as triangles there are none here but some of Renna’s past does make reappearances and it’s funny to see Finn deal with that. I like the pace of the progression. I think New Adult had a bad rap when it first started out as a genre. This book is a good bridge between YA and NA. It’s got that YA feel but also the sexy time and more mature characters to make it NA. If your not so sure about NA definitely give this book a go. As far as cliffhangers, well ya it has one but not in the scream and throw things kind of way. It’s a natural cliff hanger and needed one for the plot. It didn’t come out of nowhere and it completely made sense. To me at least. So if you love Sci-Fi and traveling around in space ships as I do. This is a good read for you. Like I said there is a kick ass female thief and pirates. How can you not love that.
'The Star Thief' is the thrilling first book in a new science fiction/fantasy series that follows lead character Renna Carrizal across the galaxy - from being a wanted thief to working for MYTH (a galactic protection agency) and then having to basically save the galaxy. The story is full of action, adventure, and romance, which will appeal to readers who enjoy various genres. I loved the world that the author created - exploring it, learning the history, feeling like I was there myself. The use of detailed imagery and vivid descriptions really made it feel realistic and easy to immerse myself into. The characters were all well written, especially main character Renna. She's the perfect anti-hero - a bad-ass thief who's wanted for various crimes, who then faces a moral crisis during what's supposed to be her final job. After making the decision to save the boy she finds, Renna begins to shift more into the heroine that the story needs her to become. She's smart and determined - whether she's using it for bad or good. Then there's Captain Finn - the obvious love interest for Renna. He wasn't what I was expecting either - he's kind of like the male equivalent of Renna. I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and how their relationship developed during the story. The plot was fast paced and I loved the details that were included - the mob, MYTH, and the lives of the characters - all made the story highly enjoyable and a quick read. I'm excited to see where the next installment will take us and what will happen next. Overall, I thought this was a fantastic first book in what promises to be an awesome new science fiction series. Definitely recommended for fans of science fiction as well as action, adventure, and fantasy fans. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.