Petty criminal Zara Cole has a painful past that’s made her stronger than most, which is why she chose life in New Detroit instead of moving with her family to Mars. In her eyes, living inside a dome isn’t much better than a prison cell.
Still, when Zara commits a crime that has her running scared, jail might be exactly where she’s headed. Instead Zara is recruited into the Honors, an elite team of humans selected by the Leviathan—a race of sentient alien ships—to explore the outer reaches of the universe as their passengers.
Zara seizes the chance to flee Earth’s dangers, but when she meets Nadim, the alien ship she’s assigned, Zara starts to feel at home for the first time. But nothing could have prepared her for the dark, ominous truths that lurk behind the alluring glitter of starlight.
“This series opener from Caine (the Great Library series) and Aguirre (the Immortal Game trilogy) is both a thrilling SF novel and a deeply philosophical examination of the nature of love. Keenly wrought characters, imaginative worldbuilding, and an inventive plot engage and gratify while urging readers to stay curious, question authority, and fight injustice.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Electrifying and unputdownable. There is no other book like this in the universe. It’s an honor (even among thieves) to share Zara’s spaceship with her.” —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy
“Ann Aguirre and Rachel Caine are the definition of a double threat. Honor Among Thieves is proof — pitch-perfect pacing and unexpected twists make it a heart-stopping thrill ride. I loved every minute of it!” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of The Lovely Reckless
“Caine and Aguirre’s immersive world and unforgettable characters will absolutely enthrall readers.” —Zoraida Cordova, author of Labyrinth Lost and the Vicious Deep trilogy
“Honor Among Thieves is an action-packed novel sure to keep readers waiting impatiently on its sequel…a breath of fresh air to the YA community.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“Caine and Aguirre create a fresh and fascinating story of interspecies bonding, the power of music, and the effects of trauma on good creatures.” — ALA Booklist
“This story about unconventional connections and conflicts both interpersonal and intergalactic is a satisfying first outing in a planned series that should appeal to fans of Yancey’s 5th Wave trilogy or of Morgan’s (or the CW’s) The 100.” — Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“I very much enjoyed reading Honor Among Thieves and would recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy, science fiction, and other action-y novels.” — Vicky Who Reads