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Review: A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Morgan Rhodes)


Modern-day sisters discover deadly ancient magic in book 1 of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series!
A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)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 Hawkspeare 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. 














Morgan Rhodes is going to make me bankrupt. First she starts with a 6 part series that I love, and now there is a spin off series that is just as good.

This series keeps the magic elements I loved from the Falling Kingdoms books, and amps it up a bit. Not only do we get a glimpse into Mytica pre-Falling Kingdoms, but we also get a dose of the modern world and a new set of characters.

These characters are also full of surprises. I loved them all! It's so hard to pick a side, because character is unique. I am always skeptical of alternating points of view, because I fear the characters will sound the same. But that is never the case with Morgan Rhodes' writing. Every character has a unique voice and personality. The chapters tell a part of the story that is unique to that character. Then, when you begin to wonder how it all comes together, BAM. Every plot line mingles together and becomes one incredibly brilliant plot twist. Morgan Rhodes has never been afraid to kill off favorite characters, so there are plenty of shock factors in ABOSAT.

Of course, also in typical Morgan Rhodes fashion the ending is left wide open for the next book (The Darkest Magic) and we have to wait until June 2016 for it. 

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Product Details

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (August 21, 2007)
ISBN-10: 9780312369828
Source: My personal book


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