This book was laugh-out-loud hilarious! But it was also emotional with a heart-wrenching love triangle. And it had an intense plot. And three-dimensional characters. And sexy but also meaningful romance. And vampires. And a faery—
In other words, it just had everything.
But my favorite thing by far was the interactions between characters. I constantly had to stop reading just to regain composure because I was laughing so hard. The characters themselves were quirky and eclectic, but the interaction was really the best part because everyone would start talking all at once and getting distracted by the strangest things and it doesn’t sound funny because it’s really hard to explain but just trust me, it was so perfect!
I also really liked this love triangle because the best ones are the heart-wrenching ones, and WOW did the relationship between Zoey and Daniel nail that. I know Dev was also in that triangle somewhere, but I was too busy being on Team Daniel to notice. Daniel was definitely that deep, tormented character who thinks he’s a monster but doesn’t want the woman he loves to see him that way, and I just so happen to love that character. He also brought all the vampire-y goodness, and I definitely love me some vampire-y goodness!
This book, and the whole series, is filled with vampires, faeries, other types of fae, demons, werewolves, shifters, angels, and all sorts of fantasy and paranormal creatures. And it’s filled with lots of steamy, kinky sex (not BDSM, but still kinky), so you’ve been warned if that’s not your thing. But the great thing is, it’s also filled with a lot of action, emotion, intensity, and deep characters. Even better is that the characters are perfectly gray (i.e. never black-and-white). Their flaws are REAL flaws, they do crappy things and hurt others sometimes, they get emotional, they sometimes have questionable morals or act immature, but their good traits make them lovable, just like people in real life.
But since this review is supposed to be about Steal the Light, I will wrap this up by saying this book was the perfect mix of humor, action, intensity, romance, and badassery.
And, of course, vampires. Always vampires ;-)
I stand by everything in my original review because I just love this book! There are some things that are unrealistic or make me give the occasional eye roll, but honestly, I just don’t care because the good things, the humor and the emotion and the action and the characters who are so ridiculously developed and complex and flawed-yet-lovable that you would swear they are real just make up for everything. Not to even mention how much I adore the LOVE between Zoey and Daniel and the way the appreciate everything about each other and their relationship, flaws and all. And the first time I read this, I was on edge, not knowing who to trust or believe, kind of not sure I liked anyone, but this time I was able to see the characters I now know and love through a different perspective.
Anyone who likes books that are hilarious, emotional, and sexy all at once and anyone who likes complex characters who are flawed but still lovable.
More Books in the Series:
Book Review: Steal the Light (Thieves Book 1) by Lexi Blake
Book Review: Steal the Day (Thieves Book 2) by Lexi Blake
Book Review: Steal the Moon (Thieves Book 3) by Lexi Blake
Book Review: Steal the Sun (Thieves Book 4) by Lexi Blake
Book Review: Steal the Night (Thieves Book 5) by Lexi Blake
Book Review: Ripper (Hunter: A Thieves Series Book 1) by Lexi Blake
Book Review: Addict (Hunter: A Thieves Series Book 2) by Lexi Blake
When dealing with demons, the devil’s in the details…
Stealing mystical and arcane artifacts is a dangerous business, especially for a human, but Zoey Wharton is an exceptional thief. The trick to staying alive is having friends in all the wrong places. While having a witch and a werewolf on the payroll helps, being partners with a vampire really opens doors.
Zoey and Daniel were childhood sweethearts until a violent car crash took his life and left her shattered. When Daniel returned from the grave as a vampire, his only interest in Zoey was in keeping her safely apart from the secrets of his dark world. He has vowed to protect her, but his heart seems as cold as the night he calls home.
Five years later, a mysterious new client named Lucas Halfer offers Zoey a fortune to steal the Light of Alhorra. The search for the Light leads Zoey into the arms of an earthbound faery prince. Devinshea Quinn sweeps her off her feet, showing her everything the supernatural world has to offer, but Daniel still calls to her heart.
As the true nature of the Light is revealed, Zoey discovers Halfer is a demon and much more than money is at stake. Per her contract, she must give him the Light or spend an eternity in Hell. What’s a girl to do except fight for her soul…and her heart.
Book Author: Lexi Blake
Publisher: DLZ Entertainment LLC
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Book Rating: 4.5
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series
Setting Location: Texas, USA
Non-Human Type: Demons, Faeries/Fae, Shifters, Vampires, Witches
Romance Type: M-F
Romance Aspects: Biting/Blood Drinking, Love Triangle
Extra Love: All the Feels, Favorite Book/Series, Favorite Male Character, Favorite Side Character, Laugh Out Loud Hilarious