Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: Chosen Thief

Author Scarlett Dawn
Format e-book
Print Length 197 pages
Publisher Escape Publishing
Published March 8, 2015

The second saga in the bestselling, groundbreaking Forever Evermore series begins with Chosen Thief, where the life of a skilled lawbreaker becomes much more than she ever wanted...

Caroline Jules knows death is imminent. She’s only 22, but as an inmate of Death Row in the most secure Mystical jail, what else could her future hold?

Caro has no idea. Her solitary, transient life is about to get flipped on its head when it is revealed that she is the new Prodigy Elemental, and she has responsibilities and ties that she can’t ever escape. Caro is attempting to run from a brutal past, but the Rulers have other plans for this thief’s future.

But the transition from a self-contained existence to life with the other Prodigies, the Kings and Queens, and even the Elders was never going to be easy, and Caro has secrets she’s loath to share. Suddenly she has friends, mentors, lovers — and they all want to know more about her than she is willing to reveal.

Will Caro ever escape the darkness of all she is, or will she fall deeper into the life that has been chosen for her?

My Opinion

This is the first book in the second saga of the Forever Evermore series. We know the story of the first four leaders: King Zeller, King Collins, Queen Cooper and Queen Ruckler. This is the story of their prodigies. Although they do pepper the pages quite often.

King Jack’s prodigy dies, in a car accident. When an unmated prodigy dies, the power goes to the next most powerful elemental in their age group. Unfortunately, that means Caro is about to become the Elemental prodigy. Where does he find her? In jail, on death row. Okay more like breaking out of death row, but still.

Caro is refreshing. Yes, she has had a hard life. Yes, she is a criminal (umm hard life). She is funny, wise, snarky and well entertaining. Her relationship with Sin is delightful. Although, I am very confused about how her love interest is. At first I thought it was Brann- one of my favorite scenes in the story involves him, King Collins and Queen Ruckler. Then Leric Damon, the One showed up. Caro and him have a past and maybe a future but I am unsure.

Speaking of Leric, I am unsure of his intentions with the current rulers. What is his end game? He is protective of Caro, yet. I don’t know something about him rubs me the wrong way. Although it could just be me wanting her to hook up with Brann.

I enjoyed Chosen Thief. It is an entertaining read. Hopefully the next book will let us know why they received their pets. Since they should be getting their crowns in the next tale.

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “You’re telling me you have a hooker, a pacifist, and a snob as the next leaders of our people?”

Other People

London- Mage Prodigy
Brann- Shifter Prodigy
Aria- Vampire Prodigy
Sin- Caro’s bestie “brother”
Leric- Spirit elemental
Brenna- Brann’s twin sister


  1. Ohhh these sound fun! I love snarky characters! Great review.

  2. Any book that has you wanting to read the next one is a good read.