on October 18, 2022
Series: The Bone Thief Saga #1
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Introducing a newly reimagined tale written in the vein of The Little Mermaid meeting Hades and Persephone.
Bound to steal her queen magical bones, thief Lynne knows only one mistake equals death. And yet, she dreams of living in the forbidden world upon the surface, hating every minute in the Underworld. When she secretly develops a crush on a human, she loses a bone in his realm and has no choice but to strike a deal with the only one who could help—an evil witch. To save her life, she must earn the man’s love and bring back the bone in 99 days.
Rio Renero is a notorious gang leader in Chicago and his life has been set to one purpose—to get back at his enemies. With a mysterious, beautiful girl showing up on his doorstep, he sees the solution to his machinations. She offers him a chance at a deadly heist that could destroy all his enemies. In return, he must help her steal a book. What a cinch.
As Lynne and Rio dig deep into a dark net of politics, magic and passion, they need to learn to trust each other.
Not so easy, considering they’re not quite sure whether to kiss or kill each other.
The Bone Thief’s Tale is the first book in the fantasy romance series called The Bone Thief Saga by Heleen Davies. This book is said to be a mash up of the little mermaid and Hades and Persephone…but make it new adult. I read this book at the perfect time for me to read this since i just recently read another little mermaid retelling. It was great because I was able to pick up on a bunch of the references from the little mermaid and the Hades x Persephone vibes were great. Overall, though I didn’t always connect with the two main characters, I enjoyed The Bone Thief’s Tale and am interested in continuing on with the series.
In The Bone Thief’s Tale we meet our two main characters, Lynne and Rio. Lynne is a thief in the underworld, and her job is stealing magical items for her queen. When she loses one she has to team up with an evil witch to try and get the bone back. On her mission she meets gang leader Rio. The push and pull between Rio and Lynne. Half the time I didn’t know if they were ready to kill one another or kiss. At times, they each annoyed me, but I was interested in where their story was going to go.
I am hoping in the next book we get to see more of the underworld. I think this book will appeal to young adult readers as well as new adult readers. Overall, this is a strong concept and I can’t wait to see where it is going to go from here.