Monday, October 4, 2010

Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner

Goldie has never done anything by herself.  She wears a silver guard chain and has to obey the Blessed Guardians.  She's never even been on the street by herself.  So why has she run away?

This ARC was provided to me by Delacourte Press.  The book has been published in hardcover and ebook form.  It is currently available at  your local bookstore.

This is a fascinating tale of a tightly controlled society that has two warring siblings trying to control it.  It's the traditional good versus evil story with magic, fantasy creatures, a museum that straddles more than one world and expands by will, and two young children who have to play important parts in the quest to save the people they love and stop the evil brother.

The story line is strong, there is action on every page, and young readers will love the adventures Goldie and Toadspit go on.  The author has a good imagination, but writes the story so smoothly it's easy to believe it as you're reading about the creatures.

I could easily empathize with Goldie, who had never been everywhere alone.  I went from a Catholic parochial school to a public high school and felt like I'd be set adrift in another world.  Goldie has the same problem.  But she's a strong character and meets her challenges, even if means thieving a bit.

Children ages 12+ should really enjoy this action/adventure/fantasy story.  Get yourself a copy at your local bookstore.  Or, if you'd like my ARC, here's what you need to do to enter the contest:

1)  Leave a comment here on my blog;

2) Send me an email at info @ bookfaerie.com (take the spaces out) with your name and address and why you would like to read this book or give it for a gift.

I'll pick a winner in about a week.  Happy reading!

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