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Thieves’ Gambit

The Inheritance Games meets Ocean’s Eleven in this cinematic heist thriller where a cutthroat competition brings together the world’s best thieves and one thief is playing for the highest stakes of all. . . .

At only seventeen years old, Ross Quest is already a master thief, especially adept at escape plans. Until her plan to run away from her legendary family of thieves takes an unexpected turn, leaving her mother’s life hanging in the balance. In a desperate bid, she enters the Thieves’ Gambit, a series of dangerous, international heists where killing the competition isn’t exactly off limits, but the grand prize is a wish for anything in the world—a wish that could save her mom. When she learns two of her competitors include her childhood nemesis and a handsome, smooth-talking guy who might also want to steal her heart, winning the Gambit becomes trickier than she imagined. Ross tries her best to stick to the family creed: trust no one whose last name isn’t Quest. But with the stakes this high, Ross will have to decide who to con and who to trust before time runs out. After all, only one of them can win.


Film rights sold to Lionsgate Studios, see more about the deal here.


Awards and Praise for Thieves’ Gambit:
Featured on Good Morning America
Amazon Best Book of the Year 2023
Amazon Best of the Month Pick – October 2023
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2024 Winner: Older Readers Category
Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2024 Shortlist
Waterstones Best Books of 2023: Teenage and Young Adult
B&N Children’s and YA 2024 Awards: Young Adult Shortlist
Goodreads Choice Award Nominee 2023
A Read with Reagan Book Club Pick
Brightly Best YA Books of 2023
Kids’ Indie Next List Selection
A Black Caucus American Library Association Best of the Best 2023
A 2024 Texas Tayshas Reading List Pick
A 2024 Texas Lone Star Reading List Pick
CBC Librarian Favorites Award 2024 Longlist: 6th-8th Grade


“This fast-paced heist thriller is incredibly assured with a blockbuster feel.” —The Observer

“A propulsive, high-octane thriller that kept me guessing until the very end. Full of breathtaking heists, complex relationships, high-stakes tension, and characters I would follow anywhere, Thieves’ Gambit gripped me from the first page, and never let go. You won’t want to stop reading.” —Alex Aster, #1 New York Times best selling author of Lightlark

Thieves’ Gambit is a masterpiece! I love everything about this book from the twists and turns to the international settings and the characters. Kayvion Lewis has created a fast-paced and dramatic story that had me addicted from beginning to end.” —Natasha BowenNew York Times bestselling author of Skin of the Sea

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The Author

Kayvion Lewis

Kayvion Lewis is a young adult author of all things escapist and high-octane. A former youth services librarian, she’s been working with young readers and kidlit since she was sixteen. A week into writing Thieves’ Gambit, the idea took hold and she decided to take a break from college to focus on finishing the manuscript. Her debut fantasy novel, The Half-Class, was published by the independent press Parliament House. When she’s not writing, she’s breaking out of escape rooms, jumping out of airplanes, and occasionally running away to mountain retreats to study kung fu. Though she’s originally from Louisiana and often visits her family in The Bahamas, she never really knows when she’ll take off on her next adventure, which could take her anywhere in the world.

Visit her website at kayvionlewis.com.

Kayvion is represented by Chelsea Eberly.

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