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The Thief
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
"I can steal anything." So declares Gen, the hero of the Newbery Honor Book The Thiefan exciting adventure fantasy set in a mythical land rich with intrigue. Gen's bragging lands him in prison . . . but then the king's magus needs the thief's skill for a near-impossible task: to steal a priceless magical jewel from a faraway land. "In addition to its charismatic hero, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of alla twinkling jewel of a surprise ending," wrote Publishers Weekly in a starred review.The first of six planned books set in Gen's world, The Thief was an ALA Best Book of the Year as well as a Newbery Honor Book. School Library Journal said, "YAs who like snide, quick-tempered, softhearted heroes will love Gen," and Kirkus Reviews called it "an uplifting book, a literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers." Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
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booksandsympathy
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This book surprised me. I truly enjoyed it quite a bit. I wasn't expecting there to be as much political maneuvering as there was in a book about a prisoner who is sent to steal a sacred relic. I will definitely carry on with the series. I enjoyed the narration of the audiobook as well.

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ShelleyBooksie
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A fun read on Christmas Day as this is the story of a grand adventure! I did not anticipate the ending. The best part of this book is that it's also one that I will happily put into my daughter's hands.

Chrissyreadit Yay!!! I love this book so much! 3mo
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ShelleyBooksie
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@LibrarianRyan , @Catsandbooks , @TieDyeDude , @Crazycatperson , @Librarybelle , @AmyG , @shellleigh33 , @DebinHawaii , @Deblovestoread , @BookwormAHN - Thank you all for the BEAUTIFUL Christmas cards! Checking my mail each day is a delight.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
BookwormAHN 😺😺 3mo
AmyG 😘🎅🏻🎄 3mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
LibrarianRyan ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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booksandsympathy
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Started this audiobook on my way to work this morning.

Dragon Love this series 💚🐉 3mo
booksandsympathy @Dragon I've heard only good things about it. Enjoying it so far. 3mo
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Chrissyreadit
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Dragon The Thief is one of my all time favourite books 5mo
Dragon The Thief is one of my all time favourite books 📚 💚🐉 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Dragon one of mine too! I think this series is completely underrated . 5mo
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Dragon Agreed- there‘s a new book out that I haven‘t read yet - but I loved the others- not sure 🤔 if I will risk reading the latest 💚🐉 5mo
Chrissyreadit @Dragon I bought it but I want to reread all of them before I read it. And I May need to retire to get to all the reading I want to do. 5mo
Dragon That‘s a great idea 👍💚🐉 5mo
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Oberkrombie
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) | Megan Whalen Turner
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I get it, it was supposed to be clever…a twisty little novel to leave you pleasantly surprised at the end. Besides being obvious by a few chapters in, the writing was mid-tier and left much to be desired. Useful as a quick read between novels, I won‘t be picking up the remainder of the series.

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mbreichert19
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"I am a master of foolhardy plans."
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This was a quick read! Good story, lots of action. Not sure if I'll continue the series, but a great break from my norm!

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DcSunshine
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Embarrassingly, I saw this book on TikTok and a librarian was raving about twists and turns you don‘t see coming. She called it one book she wished she could read again for the first time. Disagree- it‘s one book I will never think about again. It‘s not nearly as complex or exciting as she made it sounds - I predicted the outcome well within the first chapters.

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LeticiaToraci
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Mehso-so

This was my #Bookspin #9 for #October, it was a slow paced, character driven book with a cozy narrative style. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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humouress
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It‘s Gen‘s proud boast that he can steal anything, but he was caught and ended up in the king‘s prison. Now the king wants him to steal ... something for him.

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humouress
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Rereading. I got the Mediterranean vibes last time but am noticing the Ancient Greek references now (megaron, agora). Wow - written in1996!

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julesG
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) | Megan Whalen Turner
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Post MRI treat and an #audiobook. 😁😁😁

kezzlou85 Looks yummy enjoy. Hope MRI went okay. 2y
Texreader I hate MRIs. You definitely deserve a treat. Hope all is well 2y
Megabooks Good reward! 2y
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Cathythoughts Scrumptious 😋 2y
GingerAntics I hope it wasn‘t so bad and you‘re feeling okay. You definitely earned the treat. 2y
GingerAntics @Texreader I‘m usually quite relaxed in an MRI. The only time I had problems was when my head had to go in, but they wedged the headphones in the frame and gave me a Vicodin (opioids for teenagers is always a good idea) and I was cool. 2y
julesG @GingerAntics @Cathythoughts @Megabooks @Texreader @kezzlou85 It was my annual MRI of the brain. Won't know about the findings for a while. The practice will send a report to my regular neurologist. The muffin was delicious. 😁 2y
GingerAntics @julesG oh so a lovely annual muffin. Very nice. Is the book good? Did they let you listen to it while you were in the MRI? 2y
julesG @GingerAntics The audiobook is good. I'm sure I could get through the 280pp faster than listening at 1.5 speed, but I like the narration. 😁 They did not let me listen to the audiobook. I had to listen to the local radio station 2y
GingerAntics @julesG eh, better than the dulcet tones of the MRI working. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 2y
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Skeeterisme
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Lost track of the plot at some point. But love the end!

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Chrissyreadit
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These are books that left me with a book hangover in the Fantasy Sci Fi genre. Anyone else want to share their 5 star reads in their favorite genre? @Avanders I‘m excited to see yours!

LibrarianRyan Of the ones that I read i agree with the Dark is Rising
and the Prydian chronicles. Red rising

Hunger Games

And I can not tell what the second row thrid book is.
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RainyDayReading Love Sandman and Graceling!!! 2y
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Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan @RainyDayReading post your book hangover books!!!! 2y
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I will. I have to go home and think about it! 2y
Avanders Nice! A lot of these are on my shelves 🤗🤗 And there‘s no crossover with mine! 😳 Which is fun — means there‘s more to discover! 😄♥️ Oh I‘ve read and loved Hunger Games and Red Rising and also really liked Station 11.. but others edged those out of my top spots 😁 2y
RainyDayReading @Chrissyreadit I will! I‘ll have to revisit some of my shelves and give it some thought 🤔 2y
bthegood the book I just finished - Greek mythology (is that considered fantasy?) - I loved it, one of my favorites this year - (edited) 2y
Laughterhp Oo I see some of my favorites on there too! And some I still need to read 🤪 2y
Chrissyreadit @bthegood yes! Make a post about books that gave you a book hangover! I love seeing people‘s 5 star reads- if you have a different genre don‘t worry- i just read a lot of fantasy! 2y
Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp make a post with your favorites!! I should have tagged people but was lazy- I love seeing favorites 😘🧡 2y
Chrissyreadit @TheAromaofBooks @wanderinglynn @Catsandbooks what would your 5star list look like for fantasy? Or is there a different genre you love more? 2y
Chrissyreadit @Lesanne @Allylu do you have 5star fantasy reads you would be interested in making a post on? 2y
Catsandbooks Good choices! I'll have to think about this! 2y
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Court7
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Re-read.

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Missusb
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The first and the last. My copy of #6 just arrived so a reread of one to five is in order. Already gobbled up number one. Keen to relive all the others. Such a great series. #thethiefseries #eugenidesthethief

Chrissyreadit Yes!! I love these books- and haven‘t read the last one yet because I feel like I must reread the others first! 2y
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humouress
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The yoghurt had enough garlic in it to kill every vampire in the country.

humouress I'm only about 4 chapters in but enjoying it. It is reminiscent of 'The False Prince' by Jennifer Nielsen - a cheeky street boy dragged into royal politics. 2y
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Nebklvr
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The first part of the book was a struggle as the main protagonist came off as whiny. He made up for it in the second half. Adventure, espionage, danger and humor make this an enjoyable read.

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vanslibanan
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Onceuponatime I LOVE this book! Great narrator, too 👍🏼 3y
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Briary
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I don't understant why I haven't read these before. How stupid of me. 🤨

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BS197544
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Starts off rather slow. You will be misdirected. You may want to set it aside but persevere. It is well worth it and I can't wait for the next book.

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RebL
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The interns I work with last semester demanded I read this book. To a one, it is their favorite #middlegrade read. I started it then & am finishing it for #24in48.

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Chrissyreadit
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My favorite #criminal and a favorite book. I rarely reread but this will be a book a read again. #lilithjuly

KarenUK Not familiar with this one.... I‘m intrigued! 👍💕 4y
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iread2much
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This is a fun, and twisty but not in a gross way, exciting tale of deception and myth. Great hints of Greek and Roman history and mythology, a complicated political situation, and great character development. 4/5 stars! A thief is taken from prison to steal a mythical gods given stone to cement a marriage for a king and a queen. Betrayal, hidden identities, and the intervention of the gods lead to unexpected story

Ericalambbrown Sounds fun! 4y
Dragon I love this series 💕 4y
iread2much @Ericalambbrown it really was! I am exited to read the next book once I can see again 4y
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iread2much @Dragon it‘s so good! I can see why you love it 4y
Dragon 👍 love Gen 💕 4y
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alayarachel
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I reread books a lot. It is one of life‘s greatest pleasures, and this book in particular is excellent.

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Leftik
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Continuing to reread via audiobooks and loved The Thief in this format just as much. Cannot wait for the new book!!!

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Marmie7
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Adventure, intrigue,politics, and a surprising twist-🙌 It started out a little slow but I didn't mind the pacing. Interesting characters,some you love to hate. Good start to this 6 book series.
#BFCR2 book1/6
#Bookfitnesschallenge
@jillannjohn @Buchbeeg @Dragonfairykats
@bookandcat @Chili @wanderinglynn
@bewareofwords

Lindy An excellent series. 👍 4y
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khooliha
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Honor Among Thieves doesn't stick with me that much - it's a weird little cul-de-sac of a story line for Miles, and the crime boss is not that interesting (in my memory at least.
Honor levels of the titular thief: currently unknown.
#startreksummerjune

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TiffanyMichele
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Oh what can I say to begin to describe rereading this gorgeous, brilliant, book?
Without spoiling people?!
Well Gen is a sassy pants and the magus is sorta bipolar at timesjk he is just overly suspicious
Sophos was a doll and I loved Pol‘s quiet strength.
Ambiades snickered a lot and Overall it was a fabulous reread! I loved catching the nuances and the neon signs of the ending once you know what it is! Read it. Get pass the 1st 1/2 and it‘s GOLD.

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TiffanyMichele
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Rereading this beaut 📖💘

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TiffanyMichele
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Omygoodness. Guys. This book tho 🤩⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💘✨😭!
It‘s a five star. It‘s fabulous. It has great re read ability. It had a bit of a slow beginning but boy oh boy! What a ride.
Loooooved it. Like two or three cuss words in the whole thing I think and the snark is fabulous.
Gah. Feels.

TiffanyMichele The 1/2 mark is where things start to get reeeaaaal good. Soooo hang in there! (Did I mention character development and depth? One of my faves?) 4y
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Jerlynn
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I'm really sad that I couldn't finish this book! I've heard such good things about it and I was really excited. It was written well but I just couldn't get into it. I didn't want it to become a chore to read this because then I would dislike the book, and I really don't dislike The Thief. I just couldn't get into it for the life of me if that makes any sense...

rretzler I got it for Christmas and plan to read it sometime this year. I totally understand, though. I‘m trying to read The Wheel of Time series and it‘s been really hard to get into so far but everyone else seems to love it. 4y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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How did I forget about the twist ending?! It got me again!

So this book is definitely slower paced but I feel like the length of the book allows that without it to feel like the story is dragging. I'm a sucker for adventuring for the purpose of audience deception and character development so this is kinda perfect for me. I'm hoping the next book will start to develop the politics of the world and get more info about the Queen.

Bklover ❤️🐶❤️ 4y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I read this a year or two ago remember enjoying it but that's about it so time for a reread that would allow me to continue on with the series if I like it enough

Dragon I ❤️ Gen ! 🐉 4y
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businessmermaid
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Read this in one sitting, but I kind of had to push myself to finish it. I‘m really disappointed because I‘ve heard such good things about this series. Maybe it was overhyped in my head, but for me this just wasn‘t anything special. I liked the Hellenic-style setting, but the plot was so predictable. And other than the main character, the characters were not that well-developed. It might be for a younger audience than the books I prefer.

xicanti This book tried my patience like nothing else--but the rest of the series is PHENOMENAL. Really. It's hard to believe this one came out of the same head as the others. 4y
businessmermaid @xicanti That‘s so good to know! This one was definitely very slow, but hearing that and knowing all the love the series gets makes me want to give the rest of the books a chance. 4y
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Rachiiebookdragon
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Great book, kept me interested throughout and I‘m reading the series as a buddy read on Instagram. 5/5

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Doughtah
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The Thief was a fast-paced and fun book. I knew a little bit about the story going into it (or so i thought) and it was filled with hints and puzzle pieces the whole way through. Def give it a read if putting the pieces together is fun for you! #questionoftheday What was the last book that really surprised you into loving it?

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Doughtah
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A friend online has been reblogging art and fanfic for this series since before we‘ve been following each other. I‘m finally gonna bust into it! 😚 #qotd Do you prefer fantasy books or historical fiction? Both for different reasons? #currentlyreading #freezeframe #howdoieventagstuff

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Dragon
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1. Turkey dressing with cranberry jelly. 2. Authentic Chinese food 3. No 4. The audiobook of The Thief 💙. 5. @Eelijah @MaGoose thanks for the tag @Eggs #friyayintro @howjessreads

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Dragon
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Did a reread of this favourite as an audiobook, great narrator, great story. I love 💕 Eugenides!

Chrissyreadit I love this series so much! 4y
Dragon Thanks @Chrissyreadit me to ! 👍😀🐉 4y
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iread2much
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Thank you for the lovely books and gifts! I am excited to read this. @Marmie7 thank you @jenniferw88 for putting this together

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magicalshelves
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner

Does this book get better??? I am so bored listening to the audiobook, 5/8 parts have been about the most boring horse ride ever. I‘ve heard good things about this series especially the sequels but this book is such a chore to get through.

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buzzylovesbooks
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“All I wanted to do was lie in the dry grass with my feet in a ditch forever. I could be a convenient sort of milemarker, I thought. Get to the thief and you know you're halfway to Methana.”
― Megan Whalen Turner, The Thief

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thebluestocking
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An excellent series full of adventure and politics and intrigue and romance. I loved these first four and will read the fifth soon! #riotgrams #duologiestrilogiesandmore

Dragon Love this series ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
Jenny I‘ll like your post albeit begrudgingly. 😉 5y
thebluestocking @Dragon So good. ❤️ 5y
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thebluestocking @Jenny Ha! I forgot you didn‘t like these. I read them for book club and thought they were okay. But then I listened to them on audio and loved them. 5y
Dragon I have a crush on Eugenides 💕 5y
thebluestocking @Dragon I totally get that! 😉 5y
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Chellebearss
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Gen is a thief who is currently in jail due to his own bragging. The king's magus offers him a deal for his freedom in exchange for his assistance stealing an object of great power, an object that may even be a myth. The following adventure was very entertaining and I look forward to the next instalment, which I have heard is even better than the first. #48of2018

marineko This is one of my favourite series ever ❤️❤️ 5y
aeeklund An all-time favorite of mine. So much love for this book and world. 💜💜 5y
Dragon Absolutely adore this series! ❤️💛💕 5y
Rusty37 I really loved this book! 5y
Chellebearss So much love for this series! Guess I had better order the second one asap 😃 @marineko @aeeklund @dragon @daisy_may 5y
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Dragon
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#4NEWfavsin4days Thanks to Litsy I‘ve been introduced to YA fantasy. I ❤️ Eugenides aka The Thief

Chrissyreadit I love these books. 5y
Dragon Thanks @Chrissyreadit such unforgettable characters. I‘m definitely going to do a reread in the next year or two. ( massive tbr ) 💙📚 5y
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BarbaraJean Oh, these books are SO good!! 💜 5y
LibrarianJen 💖 YA! 5y
Cinfhen Don‘t think I‘ve seen this title before... 5y
Dragon Thanks @BarbaraJean they sure are ! 👍🐉😀 5y
Dragon Thanks @LibrarianJen I love the story 💚😀🐉 5y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen it‘s full of adventure , danger and romance , GOT , but safe for younger YA readers. 5y
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Beautyandthebookn3rd
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Cracking open the thief to continue my #ya kick! Have heard great things about the sequels to this so lumped to get into a new series!

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