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review 2017-09-05 22:48
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The readymade [ready-made] thief. - Augustus Rose
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text 2017-09-05 21:11
The readymade [ready-made] thief. - Augustus Rose

Wow!! I stayed up way into the early morning reading this book. I could not help it, I could not put it down. Well, until, unfortunately, close to the ending. I was simply too tired from lack of sleep to get into all the technical aspects that are presented. It was tedious and very, very descriptive. 

However, let me say this the descriptions were an amazing part of this book. I really felt myself "creeping" with Lee and Tomi inside those abandoned buildings. When reading the blurb about the book, I thought it was a post apocalyptic world. I was surprise to find that it was pretty much modern day. So many abandoned buildings! 

I loved the characters of Lee and Tomi. The author did a great job with their character development. He also did a great job with Steve and Lee's mother which led me to a "I want to slap the crap out of both those" feeling that lasted throughout the book.

A thoroughly entertaining, unputdownable and amazing read.

Thanks to Penguin Group/Viking and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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text 2017-09-05 19:58
The readymade [ready-made] thief. - Augustus Rose

Wow!! I stayed up way into the early morning reading this book. I could not help it, I could not put it down. Well, until, unfortunately, close to the ending. I was simply too tired from lack of sleep to get into all the technical aspects that are presented. It was tedious and very, very descriptive. 

However, let me say this the descriptions were an amazing part of this book. I really felt myself "creeping" with Lee and Tomi inside those abandoned buildings. When reading the blurb about the book, I thought it was a post apocalyptic world. I was surprise to find that it was pretty much modern day. So many abandoned buildings! 

I loved the characters of Lee and Tomi. The author did a great job with their character development. He also did a great job with Steve and Lee's mother which led me to a "I want to slap the crap out of both those" feeling that lasted throughout the book.

A thoroughly entertaining, unputdownable and amazing read.

Thanks to Penguin Group/Viking and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-08-24 19:18
How A Thief Became An Unlikely King And Prove He is The King of Kings
The King of Attolia (Queen's Thief) - Megan Whalen Turner

As sequels goes, its not easy to do a good follow up. The King of Attolia did not out done the previous book but it manages to stay at its form, which to me, has done pretty much expected after The Queen of Attolia. Once again, I fell in love more of the world of The Queen's Thief series and once again, I just can't get enough of Eugenides.

 

Eugenides is now King of Attolia and he has become the least favorite among the guards and his attendants. The unlikely king has been played on pranks, insults and even lost respect by those who can't trust the thief of Eddis. This is why he has choose Costis, an unlikely naive young guard to be his private attendant, who would want Eugenides dead then be the king of Attolia. But because Costis is loyal to the Queen, following orders is what he does best... until Gen has proven himself he is not just the Thief of Eddis, he can be the King of Attolia even though he does not behave like one.

 

There is so much to love about the second sequel - the intrigued plot, the twist and the pacing is just right. Although The Queen of Attolia had its unexpected moments and vivid immersive worlds, The King of Attolia focus more on a young guard point of view on Eugenides and how the Thief won their loyalty, in an unexpected way. Yes, there are conspirators among guards whom hated Gen and wanted him dethrone, but in the end, as the writing goes, is as beautiful as ever that you never expect truly is a worthy read.

 

As always, I am looking forward to the fourth book. There is so much to love and enjoy, and still some surprises that never cease to amaze me. The Queen's Thief series is some thing that works and never fails and its a series worth keeping on my shelve for a long time.

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review 2017-08-08 16:20
The Sequel That Is So Clever and Deceptively Delicious.
The Queen of Attolia (Queen's Thief) - Megan Whalen Turner

Sequels are not an easy read, especially if the author able to write better than the first book. When I read The Thief, I read without any expectations but based upon reviews after reviews from other readers. It is a book that is well-written, filled with a historical universe created rich with myths and adventure. Characters to love and to hate. I felt a lot of great wealth and although, it does felt like a quest story, there is a surprise twist towards the end.

 

The Queen of Attolia is not just more, its some thing so unimaginable that is way beyond my expectations. I finally understood why many readers felt this is a younger adult version of Game of Thrones. The politics, the lies and a war between nations cleverly woven into one epic sequel I have never thought I would be satisfied with contentment.

 

As it is, we follow where Eugenides was left off. He said he could steal anything - steal a man, steal a queen and even a nation to have peace - and he without a doubt, truthful to his words. As a worshiped thief of Eddis and known to his enemies of what he can truly do, war broke out among nations. Politics became dirty, the queen of Attolia trying to do what's best for her nation and the rest is filled with more twist than you can count and you never realize you wanted to read the next chapter it became natural for you to turn the next page. Still, can Eugenides able to do what he said he can do? I was more than surprise that blew my mind that I can't wait to read the next book.

 

There is so much more in The Queen of Attolia - there's more twist, more surprises and more intrigued than before. I love Eugenides and I never thought I would. A written character that surprises me in many ways that shows a whole lot of character is a rarity for me. I never love a fictional character this much but this is one of those that won my heart so much. There is more of EddisMedes and Attolia now and there is so much difference between the first book and this one. Now what deserves a five star rating is truly the story. Every thing in this book is phenomenal. I laugh, shocked, and more than before and even stunned by its delivery. And not just that, the style of writing just begs to be more than it was before. I just can't stop enjoying how wonderful this book is and I am so glad that I started reading this series. Megan Whalen Turner is now my third favorite author and I will read (or wait) any books she will write and will even queued for any of her upcoming books.

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