Friday 5 January 2024

Review of The Crown Heist by Elise Hennessy

It was supposed to be a simple heist.

When I trip a magical trap at the end of a routine theft, I’m left to take the fall. Instead of losing my hand, I receive a visit from the headmaster of the local reform school, who makes an offer I can’t refuse: to enroll in the Radcliffe-Stone Institute for Troubled Youth.

I choose to follow him to RSI and don the uniform. Everyone knows an RSI kid from the emblem on our clothes, but they don’t realize the secrets that the school’s four walls hide. The dregs of our society go in and no one questions what happens after the doors close behind us, but I find out firsthand.

RSI is simply a front for the identification and recruitment of spies from a young age and I’m a prime candidate, as long as I can overcome my anxiety and train up a crew from my peers.

We couldn’t be more different: a thief, a geek, a fighter, a wildcard, and a gossip. But when my failed heist comes to haunt me, I’ll need their help more than ever.


My Review: 5 STARS

I picked this up because I liked the sound of the story. From page one I was pulled in as Mouse attempted a heist that was only going to go wrong. Hennessy has a way of drawing out the world and making you feel as if you’re completely immersed in it. I loved the characters, the twists and turns, and the way the story just spoke to me and made me feel like I was watching it play out in front of me. It’s a series that I will be continuing and a great story that is well written and expertly engaging. Very much recommended!

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