Museum of Thieves
Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime.Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t... show more
Welcome to the tyrannical city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime.Goldie Roth has lived in Jewel all her life. Like every child in the city, she wears a silver guardchain and is forced to obey the dreaded Blessed Guardians. She has never done anything by herself and won’t be allowed out on the streets unchained until Separation Day.When Separation Day is canceled, Goldie, who has always been both impatient and bold, runs away, risking not only her own life but also the lives of those she has left behind. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets. Only the cunning mind of a thief can understand the museum’s strange, shifting rooms. Fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving.Which is just as well, because the leader of the Blessed Guardians has his own plans for the museum—plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a daring thief to stop him. . . .Museum of Thieves is a thrilling tale of destiny and danger, and of a courageous girl who has never been allowed to grow up—until now.
Publish date: September 28th 2010
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: The Keepers Trilogy (#1)
A very cool secretly-magical-museum/library adventure.
Museum of Thieves is a great middle-grade to young adult novel, but can most definitely be enjoyed by all. I suppose it would technically fit into the category of dystopian fantasy, but while reading it I sensed more of a "magical" and "fairy-tale-like" vibe coming off from it. Do yourselves a favor...
I found this in my hunt for books narrated by Claudia Black. I’m not going to deny that my adoration for this woman’s skill as a performer easily biases me. She gives her all, as usual, in this book and her performance may have tipped the scale, but, stepping back and trying really hard to be object...
I picked this up merely for the fact that Claudia Black, who starred in some TV shows favorites such as "Stargate SG-1" and "Farscape", was the reader. She's got a Britishy accent and did the individual voices quite well. The book itself had some issues...The writing felt rather stilted in some sect...
A did not finish review.Museum of Thieves is basically a pre-teen dystopian story, of a world which is surely the nightmare of most children, one where all children are so overprotected that they are kept chained (to their parents or Keepers). This apparently is to save them from child thieves, or ...