I love books! I also write them. FYI: I use this space for recs of books I wholeheartedly love only. My recs are honest, but I have social relationships with some of the romance authors whose books I rec.
I loved this book. It's YA urban fantasy about a family of con artists (Cassel, the main character, is the only one who can't work magic but he's pretty sure he's the best grifter) so really, there's no downside. I LOVE con artists. In fact, I recently bought The Big Con and this made me want to start reading it right away. Plus I loved that it was dark while still feeling (to me) totally real. I loved the messed-up family dynamic especially.