Read-Alikes

Can’t get enough of Thieves of Bakkaj? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered. Start reading one of these delightful books about thieves while you wait for the next chapter!

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (The Queen’s Thief series)

Want enough snark and sarcasm to satisfy both Atlas and Fawkes? Then The Queen’s Thief series is a must read.

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Gentleman Bastard series)

One of the things that is so appealing about thieves is their camaraderie, especially when it’s between a bunch of low status orphans who eventually become powerful and clever enough to rise above their position in life.

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen (The Ascendance Trilogy)

A great series with lots of plot twists, just like Thieves of Bakkaj.

Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist isn’t just here because Fawkes’s first name is Oliver! I mean, it’s about a horde of thieving orphans, so that should be reason enough.

The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley

A band of merry men, who steal from the rich to give to the poor. Though not all of our thieves in Bakkaj are that noble (some steal from both rich and poor, after all), it’s still a good read.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows series)

A group of misfit antiheroes? Yes, please! Though not all of these characters start out as thieves (*ahem* just like Rhia), they end up flawlessly working together, even though they don’t have the same morals or background.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Shades of Magic series)

One of its main characters is a master thief (Lila Bard is queen)!! As the series’ name suggests, this series has tons of magic that, though it doesn’t have the same drawbacks to magic as Bakkaj’s world, has limitations which make it quite interesting, especially when we enter the realm of blood magic.

Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick (Tales of the Kin series)

Are you intrigued by Bakkaj’s use of magical relics? Then perhaps try out Among Thieves.

Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman? by Eleanor Updale (Montmorency series)

Why do you like thieves in literature? Is it because these books are usually about underdogs? Or are you drawn to the clever plans that help thieves complete bigger and better heists? Look forward to some of that in Montmorency, as well as Thieves of Bakkaj.

Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence (The Broken Empire series)

Not all thieves are orphans, some may have even started out as princes. What makes those with privileges sink to thievery and misdeeds? Maybe it’s the brotherhood felt among thieves. Jorg’s transformation from proper gent to skillful thief reminds me a lot of Rhia.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles series)

What does a kid do when he’s got nothing left? He becomes a thief. And gets really, really good at it. It’s got magic, it’s got music, it’s got mythology, and it’s got characters who would get along really well with Atlas, Fawkes, and Apata.

Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn series)

Are you reading tales about thieves for their grit? Looking for a story that portrays the nuts and bolts of political ascent, as well as the blind luck that a thief has to rely on? Do you like plucky characters who don’t take any crap (like Apata?) Vin’s story is for you.

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