logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
back to top
Search tags: The-Thief
Load new posts () and activity
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-07-16 23:58
The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan

The Lightning Thief is a good adventure story though the ending feels a little rushed, and the book feels dated. I didn’t notice so much the first time around (or didn’t remember), but the book definitely feels early 2000s (is this the one that references Jesse McCartney? I can't remember).

 

I'm not sure about the use of crippled at the beginning in regards to Mr Brunner. I didn't think that was an acceptable term to use anymore? Riordan also uses food terms when describing non-white characters. However, he does explicitly state that a few characters are white. I know that in general Rick Riordan tries very hard when it comes to writing diverse characters, so I'm hoping his future books do better.

 

Also I was reading the Iliad when I was rereading this series, and there are lots of references to mist in there. Half the times it's death but the other half it's gods obscuring things from the mortals.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-07-10 17:07
The Ant Thief: (Story Book for Kids)(Picture Book for Kids)(Beginner Book for Children)(Story Book for Children)(Bedtime Stories)(Children's Picture Book) - Gita V. Reddy,Gita V. Reddy

The Ant Thief by Gita V. Reddy
This illustrated very colorful children's book starts out with Noira the ant and they live in an anthill. Describes the area nearby.
The ants discovered a lot of the things they had collected were now missing and they wanted to find the culprit.
Noira keeps in good shape daily by exercising that enabled her to run and climb trees.
She hated to work so sat and watched all the others gather food. She stole a ring and told others a different story.
Magic things happen next but it's not all good. Lesson of this book is not to steal because you will get caught.
Other works by the author are highlighted at the end.
I received this review copy from the author via Goodreads and this is my honest review

 

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-07-10 03:18
A Historical Young Adult Novel Introducing An Incorrigible and Loveable Thief That Could Steal Anything...
The Thief (Queen's Thief) - Megan Whalen Turner

I love a good fantasy historical stories. There wasn't any thing that interest me that is simple and enjoyable (although I know there are some good historical fiction novels that are good) but there is one that caught my attention that has a simple title - The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner. What was more interesting was how it was written and the characters that are so loveable and incorrigible, I wanted to know more about the world of The Queen's Thief series. But first - The Thief.

It started with a simple setting - a thief was imprison because he got himself into trouble and when a king from Sounis send him a task to steal a legendary stone that was near impossible to obtain because its a tale of legends, the king believe that this thief can steal anything. Accompanied by a magus and two apprentice - their mission is off to Attolia where the legendary stone is.

 

Yes, the plot may seem boring and plain but it was the written and delivery of the work that is most impressive. I was astound by the description of the place, characters and the scenes (action or other wise) as it was so well-written. And then of course, the characters! I love Eugenides - he is witty, funny and (to me) loveable with sarcasm when he delivers smart remarks. Then of course, the tall tales of legends, given in historical form that is interesting, even though have done before. Given much on 2/3 part of the book, there is a twist I did not foresee. Maybe I was too busy dwelling into the world of Attolia but it was done well. Although the introduction of the characters were brief (not much depth is known about the rest of the characters or even Eugenides), I am looking forward for the next book to see what happens next, even though it does feel like it ended in one book (and rather, not in an exciting way).

 

To me, The Thief is well-written. Its not exciting but it does has a way to capture my attention as I read. Its direct to a point, which I like when it comes to reading books, and it doesn't waste a lot of time in explaining back stories or flashbacks. What was more interesting is how Megan Whalen Turner manage to even fill a normal daily chore scene that makes it interesting. For that, The Thief have my 4 out of 5 star rating. On to the next book.

Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review 2017-06-15 20:36
[Book Review] The Quantum Thief
The Quantum Thief - Hannu Rajaniemi

At it's core, The Quantum Thief is a heist story, but within its post-human setting the object of the heist is nothing so simple as something like the Hope Diamond or a Casino vault.  Instead we journey through theft and reclaiming of time and memory.

All-in-all, it makes for a blistering smart and layered hard sci-fi adventure.

This book had a little less specific discussion questions for me to draw out, but it was a fantastic and fascinating read.  Should I actually sit down with other people who've read it, there's definitely a lot to knock about, but the questions and discussion prompts themselves are harder for me to quantify.

Discussion Fodder:

  • Let's talk about the Prisoner's Dilemma.  What is it, and in what ways is it used in this story?  What do you think of the Dilemma Prison?
  • What are the different ways humanity and cultures manifest in the story?  How are they shaped by technology (or vice versa)?
  • An Oubliette is a dungeon with an opening only at the top or a place of forgetting.  What is the Oubliette in this story?  What are the roles of memory and privacy in this society?  How do they interact?  How do they shape the culture?
  • In this setting, what counts as human? 
Source: libromancersapprentice.blogspot.com/2017/06/book-review-quantum-thief.html
Like Reblog Comment
show activity (+)
review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-06-11 18:55
Thief!
Thief! (The Queen's Thief, #0.5) - Chad Cameron,Megan Whalen Turner

I 100% read this short story before I read The Thief (I'm pretty sure it's the reason I went out and bought the book in the first place), and it spoils the ending of that book. But really that reveal is only one small part of the story, and I 100% didn't mind when I read it as a kid.

 

Spoilers under the read more.

 

Read more
More posts
Your Dashboard view:
Need help?