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: The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles) (): Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune: Books. The Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu, Author, Eric Fortune, Illustrator Atheneum Books $ (p) ISBN After her cousin Zee arrives, year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from forces of the underworld: Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a nasty.

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Very Percy Jackson-like due to the use of teens discovering that Greek mythology is real, but not as complex or compelling. Meira thievea Yes, it is and from everybody you mentioned only Persephone is going to appear. His grandmother died over the summer and ever since then it seems all of the other kids around him are getting sick.

I truely have no clue how people even try to give a bad review on this book because it is so amazing udsu i find that to be almost impossible. Paperbackpages. Aug 05, Julia rated it liked it Shelves: The actual villain was comically The thing that stands out to me about Ursu’s writing is the clarity and precision of thievse prose, a quality that is clearly not as well honed in her earlier writing or perhaps a bit obscured by the forced quirkiness.

Jun 27, Lara rated it it was ok Shelves: I grew really attached to the charecters. It’s not the arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he’s the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England. Metos, they discover the source of the strange illness, which involves a war over the Kingdom of Hades.

That said, I am also looking for a summer read for the various DGC’s who stop by for a chapter or two most afternoons. You know, front porch, fan breeze, iced tea and soft drinks, sometimes thieges store-bought cookie or two. Comparisons to Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series are probably inevitable, as sjadow both deal with modern day Greek mythology, but I found little similarity between them other than that ghieves, interestingly, quite a few similarities between this and Riordan’s The Red Pryamid.


Then, anbe, her cousin comes for a “vacation,” during the school year, and apparently he has magical powers to kill people, and one time she falls in love with someone only to discover he’s a bloodthirsty Greek monster.

The villain was also a bit cliche, and I would’ve liked more motive on his part. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Dec 28, Melanie rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 03, Marie rated it it was amazing. Is this book wacky and crazy and eccentric and I anje wondering is King Midas with the golden touch or the greek goddess babes Aphrodite, Circe, Megara, eris and Persephone going to be in these books or not?

Though they rescue the children, unresolved questions lead the way into a second volume.

And then they discover that the fate of every person — living and dead — is in their young hands. As they work together thery learn a lot about themselves and how others see them versus how they see themselves. The writing style is ideal for a young adult novel and the book is written in third person with some paragraphs t I’m a little disappointed with the book.

Charlotte also finds a kitten in the middle of the street and who just wouldn’t stop following her. Their quest leads them to a ursuu Underworld, where they face rhyme-loving Harpies, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood.

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I gave it two stars because I did make it halfway, and because I am an adult who was previewing it for her preteens. Charlotte MielswetzskiZee Miller. He’s ultra polite to everyone, while she’s more of a good liar. I’m not saying everyone will love it, but I recommend it highly. I suspect that many conservative Christians will have great trouble with the premise of the book–that the Greek version of the afterlife is the ‘real’ one, but remember, this is fiction!

View on the Mobile Site. Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face Harpies that love to rhyme, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood.


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Mew I found to be very interesting and I really wan Anen book was so amazing! The writing doesn’t flow, and the story winds on and on without ever coming to a complete climax: The plot was just not intricate enough to justify the page length.

But after devouring this I’m excited to read the next two.

Ahne so extraordinary is not any one of these things And it’s not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. There was a problem adding your email address. It ws a gift for our granddaughter. It’s all of them.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There’s enough suspense to prickle the neck, but not so much as to give nightmares to the littlest ones. Trivia About The Shadow Thieve But suddenly Charlotte wasn’t living in a mystery anymore, in a fantasy world made of dark secrets and hidden tunnels and vampiric teachers and foggy London nights.

I found it to be funny at times too. I tend to thievess a thhieves easy critic when it comes to my leisure and fantasy reads but this book, and series, just took entirely way TOO MUCH energy and focus to sadow through. Especially since we’re going to have to wait a year for the next volume, then another year for the third one. The villains are more sketchy.

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She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats. Lists with This Book. This book was so amazing!