Saturday, December 04, 2010

2010 book 280

Megan Whalen Turner's The Thief
This won the Newbury award back in 2005, which seemed like a good enough reason to add it to my to-read list--plus, the last book in the series came out this year and has received some positive attention. Anyway, it's the story of what happens when a king's advisor springs a boy who's famous as a thief from prison and forces him to help steal a neighboring kingdom's special stone. I knew nothing about this going in and found the character development, the Greek-like god worship, and the awesome ending to be above and beyond what I expected--I immediately bought the sequel for my Kindle, I was so eager to see what would happen to these characters next. A.

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