Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes

Publication:June 23rd 2015 by Razorbill

Goodreads description:
Modern-day sisters discover deadly ancient magic in book 1 of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series!

Worlds collide in this suspenseful, page-turning Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, which explores a whole new side of Mytica—and an even darker version of its magic.

Crystal Hatcher, Modern-day Toronto: It’s a normal afternoon in her mother’s antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma after becoming mesmerized by a mysterious book written in an unrecognizable language.

Maddox Corso, Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso doesn’t think much of it when he spots an unfamiliar girl in his small village. Until, that is, he realizes that she is a spirit, and he is the only one who can see or hear her. Her name is Becca Hatcher, and she needs Maddox to help get her home.

Farrell Grayson, Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson is thrilled when the mysterious leader of the ultra-secret Hawkspear Society invites him into the fold. But when he learns exactly what he has to do to prove himself, Farrell starts to question everything he thought he knew about family, loyalty, and himself….

Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.

My thoughts:
I loved this book! It was such a fun way for Morgan Rhodes to expand the world she's already created in her Falling Kingdoms series. It was fast paced and full of super engaging characters!

I would recommend reading Falling Kingdoms before reading A Book of Spirits and Thieves as you would have a better understanding of Mythica. There is world building for Mythica in A Book of Spirits and Thieves but I don't think it's enough to fully understand the magic and folklore of the kingdom.

There was an excellent balance between reality and the fantasy world. We follow three different story lines and they are all woven together so well. We follow two in Tronto and one in Mythica. I couldn't decide which one was my favourite. I loved all three and because we flip back and forth between them it makes A Book of Spirits and Thieves such a quick read!

I loved all the characters. I think Crys is my favourite. She's so determined to get answers and get things done! Next is probably Farrell, he's so witty. His and Crys banter back and forth is so much fun to read about. I really liked Becca and Maddox's relationship too. Their friendship!! Just yes!! I loved how Becca really pushes Maddox to be more confident. They really compliment each other nicely.

There is so much twist and turns going on in this book. The plot was crazy- especially near the end. I was shocked/ surprised on multiple occasion!

I'm so excited for the next one! I'll definitely be picking it up!

My Rating:4.5 stars out of 5

Thanks for reading,
A :)
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