#TBT Book Review – The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

First a confession: Sarah Prineas had me at “Conn.” Can you think of a better name for a thief?

The Magic Thief trilogy is one of my go-to recommendations for readers. First you get invested in the characters quickly (see above!). Then you come along for all the adventure and wanting to know “what’s next.” It has that magical boy wizard feel, without the heaviness and denser, more complex text some readers don’t enjoy or aren’t quite ready to tackle.

This week we’re doing something a bit different. We’re not linking back to one book, but three. So if you reviewed any (or all) of the books in The Magic Thief trilogy, share them!

magic thief by sarah prineasThe Magic Thief (trilogy)

written by Sarah Prineas
HarperCollins Publishers

Conn is a thief who picks pockets and locks. The day he decides to pick Nevery’s pocket, his life changes forever. Nevery is a wizard and Conn has lifted a magic stone. The stone should have killed him, but it doesn’t. Nevery decides to bring Conn home, making him a servant. Conn is now saved from a life on the street … but how safe is the city?

In Lost (Book 2), Conn’s experiments to recontact the magic totally destroyed Heartsease, the home of Nevery Flinglas, his mentor. His hopes for returning to the academy have been dashed, and he has been exiled. Still, he can sense the magic is trying to tell him something. Wellmet is again in danger, and the presence of quicksilver from Desh is a clue.

Found (Book 3) begins with great fear Arhionvar, the dread magic, is coming. Why can’t the magisters see that? Because he is still banished from Wellmet, it is not easy for Conn to communicate with Nevery; still, they find a way to make their plans to protect the city. First, Conn must find a new locus magicalus. His search takes him deep into a dragon’s cave and reveals truths that may ultimately save Wellmet, but at what cost?

Reading Tub Reviews
The Magic Thief (Book 1) – June 2008
Lost (Book 2) – February 2009
Found (Book 3) – June 2010

Why a Throwback Thursday for Book Reviews?

Those of us who blog about books are a community. We read lots of books, we write lots of reviews, and we share those reviews with fellow book lovers and those in search of books for children and teens on our blogs, websites, and via social media.

We write so many reviews that, over time, they get buried by other, newer reviews. BUT! that book we read three years ago will always be new to some reader, somewhere. So why not share that review with a new audience?

Everyone is welcome! Here are the participation guidelines:

  • If you reviewed the same book we’re featuring, add your permalink to the original review on the Reading Tub website or in the InLinkz Linkup.
  • Want to (re)share a review you posted in June 2009, then add your permalink in the InLinkz Linkup. [No, it doesn’t have to be a book you loved; but it does have to be a review you take a lot of pride in.]
  • Add any notes about the review in the comments, please.