This book was an absolute pleasure to read. It was wonderful. It was thrilling. I thoroughly enjoyed being swept away to a magical world where the drakon (dragon shifters) live amongst us. The Smoke Thief is set in the 1750’s so it also has the richness and textures of that time period. The author creates a world where a group of people can shift into beautiful, majestic dragons. I loved so many things about this book. The flying sequences were phenomenal. When the drakon shift into their dragon forms, they first turn into smoke and wind their way up into the sky. When they are high enough, they turn into dragons. I liked the main characters Clarissa (Rue) and Christoff (Kit). I felt more of a connection to Rue than to Kit. Kit struck me as a little Neanderthal at times due to his Alpha nature, however I did enjoy his frustration and love for Rue. The dialogue between these characters was cleverly written. Their love scenes were steamy. I enjoyed the dragon lore and how attracted the dragons were to precious stones. I noticed that the next book does not continue Rue and Kit’s story. I’m a little disappointed about that. Despite my tiny disappointment, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.