Book Review: A Book of Spirits and Thieves

Posted October 10, 2016 by booksbeautyandcoffee in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

book review- a book of spirits and thieves

Book Review: A Book of Spirits and ThievesTitle: A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)
Author: Morgan Rhodes
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: June 23rd 2015
Pages: 359

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.

My Review

Oh. My. God.

I swear to god, there is never going to be a Morgan Rhodes book that I don’t fall in love with. There is never going to be a character she writes that I don’t love, for either their evilness or the good I can see in them. And there never, never is going to be a good of her’s I don’t read. After reading this one, I can declare that and 110% mean it.

The first thing I wanna get out of the way is the fact that I could not stop thinking about how this one gif of King George from Hamilton reminded me so much of the evil guy in this book. I can’t, for the life of me remember his name, but if you’ve read this, tell me this doesn’t remind you of him:


I laugh so hard every time, and honestly, I’m not all that sure why.

But anyways, moving right along.

Like I said, I’m kind of convinced that I’m always going to love any books this author writes. However, I think I did like the Falling Kingdoms more than this one, so far at least. I don’t really like multiple POVs unless it’s in a fantasy series, I don’t know why it’s just a thing I have, and I don’t think it really fit for this one. I think it could have been done with just the sisters’ point of view, and that would’ve been better. I didn’t feel like we needed the other two POVs as much, but that’s just me.

Other than that, if you like Falling Kingdoms, it’s kind of a half that world, half the ‘real world’ mixed up version, and you’ll probably really enjoy it! I definitely can’t wait to pick up the next one.

I hope everyone has a fantabulous day/evening/morning/whenever you’re reading this and happy reading!

My Rating

Four pumpkin cats