BOOK REVIEW – A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves #1) by Morgan Rhodes

BOOK REVIEW – A Book of Spirits and Thieves  (Spirits and Thieves #1) by Morgan RhodesA Book of Spirit and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves #1)
by Morgan Rhodes
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Synopsis:

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.

“As she passed him without even glancing in his direction, he caught the scent of strawberries.
Strawberries were his favorite fruit.”

Well, then. Here’s my first (and probably last) strawberry review (you’re welcome, dickhead) –

Note : please bear in mind that 2 stars from me means that it’s okay, and it definitely is, I guess. Not nearly enough to create a great book, but okay. Yet there’s nothing in Morgan Rhodes‘s writing, plot or characters that makes me want to go further than the 50% I read. So damn flat, the whole of them. Good ideas, failed execution.

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2 Comments

  1. I got an eARC of this book about 3 months before it came out. I love The Falling Kingdoms series, so I assumed that I would love this one too, even though I didn’t really read the synopsis. (I should have)

    What I love about FK, is that it’s a mythical mystical magical place, what this book did was kind of dump all over that fantasy land… by adding in modern day real-world places. It ruined the book for me, and I didn’t even make it to the 50% mark before I had to just stop reading before it ruined FK for me forever.
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    • Anna

      June 8, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Yeah, I COMPLETELY get why you had to stop. Everything was so…. tame, I don’t know, I didn’t connect at all :/ The characters had potential but were meh 🙁

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