My rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
How I Got It: eBook Purchase
Publication Date: May 2018
Publisher: Lonely Crag Press
Point of View: 3rd Person Present
Genre: YA Fantasy
I read this book as part of my Lady Thieves feature for September and . . . yeah, it was just as much fun as the first in the series!
Ruler of Scoundrels picks up soon after Mistress of Thieves, and it was great to step back into this world and become reintroduced to these characters. There are some great new characters as well, weaving into Myrrh’s ongoing adventure.
Myrrh is now a leader in her own right, head of the newly formed Ghost Syndicate. But when Glint—her almost-love-interest from book 1—calls her attention to the mysterious and inexplicable deaths of thieves happening in the city, her already complicated world gets suddenly more complicated. And the fact that her nemesis, Noble has a bounty on her head only makes things worse!
The intrigue is fun from the get go, but things start to get really fun when Glint draws Myrrh back into his own schemes, having her act as his fiancée. But though she and Glint are having a harder and harder time denying their growing attraction, how can possibly have any future when their agendas for their own syndicates don’t always sync?
I love the magic in this world, which takes the form of different powerful enhancer “drugs.” It’s clever and suits the grittiness of this world while still allowing us to enjoy that dash of the fantastical. The character dynamics are always spot-on, and the action sequences are thrilling. This book is a wild ride and definitely leaves the reader champing at the bit for book 3 in the series!
I'm continuing my month of Lady Thieves with Queen of Tricksters next! At the end of the month there will be a giveaway, so if you'd like a chance to win one of the amazing and roguish adventures in the image above, be sure to subscribe to my reader group.