A Book of Spirits and Thieves

A Book of Spirits and Thieves
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12+
Release Date
June 23, 2015
ISBN
1595147594
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New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES. Written in alternating perspectives that shift between modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes masterfully weaves the dark, magical world of her Falling Kingdoms series into an epic contemporary saga that will leave you breathless. Modern-day Toronto: A heavy leather-bound book written in an unrecognizable language is delivered to the Speckled Muse, the antique bookshop owned by Crystal and Becca Hatcher’s mother. When Becca opens it, she’s sent into a coma, leaving Crys behind to uncover a series of terrifying secrets. Ancient Mytica: A merciless goddess hunts for the elusive treasure that will make her ruler not only of Mytica, but of all the unseen worlds that lay beyond it. Modern-day Toronto: Rich and aimless Farrell Grayson finally has the chance to prove himself when the mysterious leader of a powerful secret society invites him into his fold. Ancient Mytica: Maddox Corso has always been different, but never remarkable. Everything changes the day he meets a pretty, unfamiliar girl from a faraway land, only to realize that he’s the only one who can see her. Fate has brought these young people together, but ancient magic threatens to rip them apart.

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Not as Amazing as Falling Kingdoms, But Definitely Worth the Read
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4.3
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MY THOUGHTS
I adore the Falling Kingdoms series, so I definitely wasn't about to miss out on a spin-off series! I don't love this as much as Falling Kingdoms, but this was a brilliant start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next book!

This book has multiple perspectives, like the Falling Kingdoms series, but this book is very unique. We get the perspective of Crys, a modern day teenager whose sister falls into a coma after touching a mysterious book. Then, there;s Maddox, who lives in Ancient Mythica (the world of Falling Kingdoms) who sees a girl that only he can see. Lastly, there's Farrell, whose involved in a secret society. All three of these teens stories are interconnected and will have to find the truth to their families and their lives.

This book is a very interesting Urban Fantasy, since half of it takes place in a fantasy world. I thought it was very interesting traveling into Mythica again, though many many years before the events of Falling Kingdoms. This version of Mythica was familiar to me, but so so different and I actually enjoyed this fact! While I sometimes preferred the fantasy world, our world was equally fascinating.

My main problem with this book was just the fact that, for awhile, not a whole lot was happening. It didn't pick up until the very very end, and that's what saved the book. It isn't until then that the dark plot twists and action that I associate with the Falling Kingdom series comes to shine!

As for romance, don't expect much. There isn't any romance in this book, though there will probably be some in the next books. Still, Morgan Rhodes has been known to make me confused on what to ship, and to also rip ships to shreds.

IN CONCLUSION
Overall, this book was very slow-paced, but the last few chapter strongly made up for it! I recommend this book to fans of Falling Kingdoms, fantasy, and urban fantasy! Also, this book can definitely be read if you have not read the Falling Kingdoms series, even though you should really read that series!
Lastly, this is a great start to the series and I honestly can't wait to read more!
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