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Thief
Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
"I can steal anything." So declares Gen, the hero of the Newbery Honor Book The Thief an 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 all a 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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MellieAntoinette
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In which stones are stolen and foolhardy plans are mastered.

Sirius Black! A lot happens in 280 pages. I‘m not sure I kept up (which makes me feel so old as compared with Gen who is so young). Loved the twist at the end and that the Magus was dropped like he was hot! Pretty good!

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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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MellieAntoinette
The Thief (The Queen's Thief, #1) | Megan Whalen Turner
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“Do you mean we are out here in the dark looting for something from a fairy tale?!” 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

I mean she‘s here all week, folks!

RebL I just finished this today! 4mo
Dragon Love this book 💕 4mo
MellieAntoinette @RebL My favorite thing about Litsy are these little moments where you find someone reading the same book! Hope you loved it! 4mo
MellieAntoinette @Dragon It‘s pretty good so far! 4mo
Dragon 👍😀🐉 4mo
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MellieAntoinette
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“Make a house and the fire lives in it; make a grave pile and the fire dies. Understand?” 🤣😂🤣😂

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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! 👍💕 4mo
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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! 4mo
Dragon I love this series 💕 4mo
iread2much @Ericalambbrown it really was! I am exited to read the next book once I can see again 4mo
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iread2much @Dragon it‘s so good! I can see why you love it 4mo
Dragon 👍 love Gen 💕 4mo
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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
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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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. 👍 5mo
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khooliha
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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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
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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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?) 6mo
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Jeralyn
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Panpan

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. 7mo
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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 ❤️🐶❤️ 9mo
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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 ! 🐉 9mo
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businessmermaid
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Mehso-so

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. 9mo
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. 9mo
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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
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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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! 12mo
Dragon Thanks @Chrissyreadit me to ! 👍😀🐉 12mo
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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 ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Jenny I‘ll like your post albeit begrudgingly. 😉 1y
thebluestocking @Dragon So good. ❤️ 1y
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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. 1y
Dragon I have a crush on Eugenides 💕 1y
thebluestocking @Dragon I totally get that! 😉 1y
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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 ❤️❤️ 2y
aeeklund An all-time favorite of mine. So much love for this book and world. 💜💜 2y
Dragon Absolutely adore this series! ❤️💛💕 2y
daisy_may I really loved this book! 2y
Chellebearss So much love for this series! Guess I had better order the second one asap 😃 @marineko @aeeklund @dragon @daisy_may 2y
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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. 2y
Dragon Thanks @Chrissyreadit such unforgettable characters. I‘m definitely going to do a reread in the next year or two. ( massive tbr ) 💙📚 2y
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BarbaraJean Oh, these books are SO good!! 💜 2y
LibrarianJen 💖 YA! 2y
Cinfhen Don‘t think I‘ve seen this title before... 2y
Dragon Thanks @BarbaraJean they sure are ! 👍🐉😀 2y
Dragon Thanks @LibrarianJen I love the story 💚😀🐉 2y
Dragon Thanks @Cinfhen it‘s full of adventure , danger and romance , GOT , but safe for younger YA readers. 2y
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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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Chachic
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#booksanddinner! I had roast pork belly when I met up with @kochtob and another friend of ours for dinner and a movie. Heads up, The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner is currently a Kindle deal for just 1.99usd! It's the first book in my all-time favorite the Queen's Thief series.

#Kindledeals #fantasy

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WayToDawn324
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Had The Thief for a while and finally got around to reading it this weekend. It started out slow but it was much better than I thought it would be. 💕

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WayToDawn324
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I‘m on vacation for a couple days, so I thought this would be the perfect time to read some books from TBR pile. 💕

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ilovemycreator
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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Great story telling! I didn't want to put it down.

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Rabidgummibear
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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So I wasn‘t sold on this until I read the ending and basically had to contain a scream for the twist reveal I never saw coming! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Rabidgummibear
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Finishing this up tonight! Loving it so far also I picked the most spooky bath bomb because 💀 > 🎄

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Rabidgummibear
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comfy blanket and my kindles. Time to finish this book so I can start #tometopple

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kate_reads
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I‘m so excited to start this series—only heard awesome things.

DaisytheFairy I love this series! Enjoy! 2y
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howlinglibraries
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My dear friend/twin @aforestofpages sent me these birthday gifts and my heart is so full!

Chachic What lovely birthday gifts! One of my all time favorite series.💕 2y
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specklife
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Picked this up because it was on a list of Sarah J. Maas's Top 10 Books. While I definitely wouldn't place it in my own top 10, I did enjoy it.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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pppooraikul
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Reread.
One of my favourite series ever. EVER. ❤️ I'm going to reread them all and then I'll be on Thick as Thieves, the latest instalment of the series. Just the thought makes me soooo excited!

Dragon I love Gen 💚 2y
Dragon Just finished Thick as Thieves and 👍👍 2y
pppooraikul @Dragon Great to hear that!! I haven't even started. 😂😂😂 Need to pick it up asap. 2y
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Dragon You won‘t regret it. It‘s a fun instalment! 2y
Skyfullofzoes Is this the first book in the series?? 2y
pppooraikul @Skyfullofzoes Yes. :) I highly recommend this one if you‘re interested. It‘s a true gem! 2y
Skyfullofzoes Okay I‘m adding it to my list. Tysm 2y
pppooraikul @Skyfullofzoes No problem ;) 2y
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Laalaleighh
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Oh my goodness. The first third of this book was so boring. Just like the world's longest fantasy book walk since the beginning of the wheel of time or the second Eragon book or LOTR- the second third made my ears perk up a little bit- But the final third. Oh. My. God. It's like the first 2/3 were purposely written to lull me into complacency. I'm just so impressed. Now I have to decide between sleep, or immediately starting book two. So good.

Dragon Yay , hope you enjoy 2y
Annl Guess I am not the only one who has a cat who watches tv? 2y
sprainedbrain I might need a shelf on Goodreads just for 'books Laura liked.' 😂 2y
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Laalaleighh @Annl haha noooo we always yell silly things at the screen like "watch out bitty! If you don't get down the metahuman will turn you to ice!" Or "bitty you can't be in there! That's a courtroom! They might find you contempt of court and take you to kitty jail!" We're ridiculous. 2y
Laalaleighh @sprainedbrain it can match my shelf of "books Jenni liked". ? (edited) 2y
rubyslippersreads I just started this for my IRL YA book club and am not feeling it at all, but your review (and @Dragon 's) might keep me from bailing. 😄 2y
Dragon @rubyslippersreads I think you may feel it has a slow start but I hope you end up enjoying it. Gen was such an appealing character to me. And the next book has more action 2y
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Laalaleighh
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Book + Dinner + Cat

Plus gorgeous bookmark from @Alicia of course ✨

Going super fancy tonight. 💁🏼

Ashley_Nicoletto I like your style. 🤜🏼🤛🏼 2y
Tanzy13 🐱 2y
rubyslippersreads Three of my favorite things. 😹 2y
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Alicia Yay!!! 😍😍 also I also totally love ramen. Best meal ever! 2y
Laalaleighh @Alicia this one comes from our oriental market (that's its name) and is black garlic oil ramen. I'm obsessed. I buy them in huge packs at a time. 2y
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Laalaleighh
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Next. Enchant me, book. #TBRBingo book 4

aeeklund I love this book so much. 2y
Dragon Loved this one , hope you enjoy it as much as I did 👍😀 2y
WhatDeeReads Pretty cover! 2y
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Laalaleighh @aeeklund @dragon I'm enjoying it so far. I haven't gotten a chance to really get stuck in yet though! 2y
Laalaleighh @WhatDeeReads isn't it?! 😻 2y
Dragon Enjoy! 👍😀🐉 2y
Laalaleighh @dragon it's getting interesting. 2y
Dragon 😀🐉 2y
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BeckaroniAndCheese
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Stealing a few minutes for myself before I have to hit the freeways. Hooray for three day weekends, though!

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Chickennugget636
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I like how it kind of slowly picks up speed. Then it gets more interesting around where they have to steal a few horses and some food.

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Keliz
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Okay so I'm over 1/3 of the way finished and all they've done so far is eat, sleep, and complain. When's it get good guys?

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Chickennugget636
The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner

I used to read this book cover to cover over and over again cover to cover. One time I ran into someone because I was doing an unadvisable thing: trying to multitask by reading and walking at the same time. I love this book.

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minavesguerra
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Attended local bookish event #BookwormsUnitePH and got to take these home! I've read The Thief but it's time for a re-read?

Chachic While I'm glad you got The Thief, I'm sad that someone gave it up? Haha. Sign yan for a series reread so you can read the latest installment. 2y
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Dragon
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This book was a #blameitonLitsy purchase. Thanks to my fellow Littens for introducing me to this fun fantasy. A quick, easy YA. The narrator, Gen is a likeable rogue, a thief who is freed from prison in order steal something for the king. A great introduction to a series I will be reading 📖

Chrissyreadit One of my favorites! 2y
Dragon Thanks @Chrissyreadit I'm looking forward to reading the next book 😀 2y
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