Book Review: The Devil's Thief by Lisa Maxwell
I previously read this book when it first came out. With the third book in the series, The Serpent's Curse releasing this year, I knew I would need a refresher. The thing is: I completely forgot the plot of this novel.
If you've read my review of The Last Magician, you know that I have such a big spot in my heart for Harte and Esta. I have since the very first time they met. One thing I usually don't like is slow burn romances. I want the characters to get completely lost in one another, and Esta and Harte were no different.
The Devil's Thief picks up right where The Last Magician left off: Esta and Harte reaching into the unknown. From the start, the action of the story picks up. Faced with a familiar foe, Esta is forced with the decision of whether to eliminate the threat or let him live--and she has to live with the consequences.
In order to escape their foe, Esta pulls time around them and transports she and Harte into the future. Whereas she meant it to be a few days, she actually moved them two years into the future, with little chance of making it back because there's a darkness in Harte that wants Esta. And I mean she wants Esta bad.
While stuck in a different time, the pair go on an adventure to St. Louis, to locate one of the stones that Harte mistakenly sent away.
What I love most about this book is the new characters that we meet. Time travel is a tricky bugger, though, and it plays an even bigger role in this one and the next novel.
I didn't get nearly as much Esta & Harte time in The Devil's Thief, but I was super glad that I didn't have to wait to read the next installment in the series.