Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott : Small Review

I tried Stealing Heaven after reading Living Dead Girl. I enjoyed the Dead Girl so I started Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott. I liked it too. The story was good. Enjoyable. Like a Ferris Wheel. A great ride.

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
This type of book, you would like to take on the road trip. So you can read an easy read. It is like reading Amber in the World of Shades but better.

Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

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The conversation between Dannie and Greg are hilarious.
Dani replies every time with a question. And Greg is like…

“Because when I first saw you I thought─no, I knew─you were special. Because I still think that every time I look at you. Because I think you’re smart and funny and brave. But most of all,” he grins at me─ “because I like questions.” 

Little bit of Story

So there is Dani who is stealing things from always with her mother. Her mother and Father were the partners in crime and then father gets busted. Mother and daughter steal together. And then they leave town.

My name is Danielle. I’m eighteen. I’ve been stealing things for as long as I can remember.

They reach to Heaven where Dani become more socially comfortable than usual. She starts Stealing Heaven, not the money, but the friendship.
Then she accidentally tells her real name to a person. A cop. Greg. He wants to talk to her and started liking her. 

Made of Stars by Kelley York is a love story on the same road and you can enjoy it with this one.

Love Upbringing

And Dani just trying to restricting herself.
One day when she found out that she and her mother are going to steal the house of her only friends in town. But she listens to her mother.
This time they get arrested by police. Some acquisition and a refund. But they do not go to prison. But after that Dani leave stealing.
The end of Stealing Heaven is ralaxing.
Everything does not go right or go dramatic.

Estelle writes in her review :

But you are rooting for Danielle to make the right decision and realize just how much unhealthy power her mother has had over every aspect of her life

But simply Dani start dating Greg and college and leave stealing things.

With her mother, she settled down in Heaven.

Things… well, things suck sometimes. And sometimes you can fix it. And sometimes you can’t. It’s just the way it is.

I found this Book Trailer

This is a fan made of course..

 

 

Characters

Every character is reasonable and fun to read. Dani and Greg are great. Dani is best. Greg is amazing. And their conversations are funny. Dani’s mum is nice. Not bossy or rude. A loving mother. Dani is also a good daughter. Everything is lovely and a good book to read.

As Megan puts it in her review.

Elizabeth Scott’s Stealing Heaven is a lukewarm novel about a young woman’s struggle to let go of the complicated, dangerous life her thoughtless mother has created for her. 

Not a deep philosophical shit, but a light story.

If you like metaphorical books, try Surrender and Midwinterblood.

My mother taught me to believe in silver, to believe in things, but I think it’s more important to believe in me.

Comparison between Living Dead Girl and Stealing Heaven

This is inevitable, how much I try. Let it be over. If you have not read the Living Dead Girl, stay away. Not only from this para, but from that book too. The Living Dead Girl is a book that terrified me. Before that, I never believed that book have that much power, Living Dead Girl is not for sweet-heart readers. The book is about child abuse, and from the child’s point of view. To make matters worse, the narration is the first PoV. 

The horror book I did not like is The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King.

There is a difference of three hells between the subjects of these two books. Living Dead Girl is a sad, abusive story while the Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott looks more like a recovery story. In Stealing Heaven, the narrator is free to take decisions and only bound with the invisible rope, in Living Dead Girl, the girl is locked with a chain of fear. 

But there is a similarity, both the books talk about how a girl is living under a shadow until an outsiders make her realize that she can make decisions for herself.

Blurb of Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott :

My name is Danielle. I’m eighteen. I’ve been stealing things for as long as I can remember.

Dani has been trained as a thief by the best–her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy homes and making a living by stealing antique silver. They never stay in one place long enough to make real connections, real friends–a real life.

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In the beach town of Heaven, though, everything changes. For the first time, Dani starts to feel at home. She’s making friends and has even met a guy. But these people can never know the real Dani–because of who she is. When it turns out that her new friend lives in the house they’ve targeted for their next job and the cute guy is a cop, Dani must question where her loyalties lie: with the life she’s always known–or the one she’s always wanted.

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