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Liar's Moon (Thief Errant #2)

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Prisons, poisons, and passions combine in a gorgeously written fantasy noir.

As a pickpocket, Digger expects to spend a night in jail every now and then. But she doesn't expect to find Lord Durrel Decath there as well--or to hear he's soon to be executed for killing his wife.

Durrel once saved Digger's life, and when she goes free, she decides to use her skills as a thief,
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic
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Anila
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Yes. Yes indeed, Mr. Spock.

First things first, I cannot believe the ending of this book. The GALL. Oh, the gall. I'll give Ms. Bunce credit: she has balls to pull that off and I can't really be infuriated with her because she did it so damn well. But still. I was counting on her not to end it with a cliffhanger and she did, so that was a disappointment.
Therefore, the five star rating is actually six stars with one deducted. Got it? Good.
Now, how to review this book without spoiling the first...

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Miss
I found out about halfway through reading this that the third book in this series wouldn't be published because Starcrossed didn't sell well enough. I was offended because are you kidding me? These books are great! House of Night is ongoing with eleven books and Elizabeth C. Bunce can't get a third book when Thief’s Errant has both engaging characters and plot?

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As I got closer to the end I thought maybe I could be okay with it? Maybe Bunce knew ahead of time she wouldn't get to publish the third
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Krystle
Did you know the publisher hasn't picked up the third book in this series? Please help out and petition the publisher to have the last book in the trilogy published!

http://need-tea.livejournal.com/14670...

Thanks!


Boy I’m so happy this sequel didn’t disappoint me like so many others have. At first I was mighty concerned and pretty bored because the first 100 pages of this book were so dull and lifeless. That whole information dropping thing that occurred in the first book was happening in abundanc
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Nafiza
Please sign the petition to encourage the publisher to pick up the third book in the series (and spread the word if you could!)

http://need-tea.livejournal.com/14670...
Jules
Overall, didn't enjoy this nearly as much as STARCROSSED (which in turn I didn't enjoy nearly as much as A CURSE DARK AS GOLD) -- that said, I suspect that STARCROSSED hit a lot more of my buttons, which may be why I didn't care for this as much.

My biggest peeve was probably that we get multiple queer characters in this story -- yay! But they're all male. As a queer women who really enjoyed the first book, it was definitely frustrating for me, to say the least, even a bit hurtful. I also felt li
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Summer


*SPOILER ALERT* Okay. Seriously? NOT COOL. Ending the book with Tegen's one-sentence appearance and thus successfully making us all lust for the next book is not cool. At all. Oh, I just bet your having a great laugh right now Ms.Bunce. Haha.
So anyway I didn't nearly enjoy Liar's Moon as much as I did Starcrossed. I thought that the mystery, setting, and characters were more interesting in the first book. My only problem with Starcrossed was that it had no romance. Which didn't make it lacking
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Mary Lindsey
Star Crossed was amazing--gorgeous writing and beautifully developed characters. The same is true of Liar's Moon. Fantastic.


Melodramaticfool
Liar's Moon was a bit dry to start off with thus the 4 stars.

I felt it kinda dropped from Starcrossed where there was so much adventure and mystery and people to get to know. In Liar's Moon we found ourselves back where Digger started but it took a good 100 pages for the adventure to start. Once it got running though, Digger's story became exciting and dangerous.
I absolutely loved the romance between Durrel and Digger, although I've been secretly wanting her with Prince Wierolf since the first
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Miss Clark
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Kelly
Digger, a.k.a. Celyn Contrare, is back in the city of Gerse. Following a strange series of events, she learns that her friend Durrel Decath stands accused of murdering his wife, a woman from one of Gerse’s wealthiest merchant families. Digger sets out to clear Durrel’s name, even though, as she puts it, “I had no experience investigating crimes; committing them, yes, but never reconstructing them, piece by piece, backward in time.” What follows is an exciting whodunit… with magic.

In addition to
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Kathy Cowley
I have mixed feelings on this book. In some ways I actually liked it better than Starcrossed, the first novel in the series. This is a true mystery novel in a fantasy world, and I love mysteries. As a mystery novel it really works.

As a fantasy novel, magic is present yet is hardly ever used (I can think of only one use where it is truly significant to the plot). The beginning chapter really didn't work for me--the main character, who, unlike normal, is absolutely oblivious of current events, ge
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Chio
I didn't enjoy it as much as the first. I found it boring an pointless. The author shouldn't have made this. I think that maybe she should have focused more on the war that she built in the first one. Maybe I'm just silly for thinking that. But seriously. I didn't enjoy it at all. I had to force myself through it. The whole book seemed like a side story. I'm not a fan of mystery, I'm more of an action girl, so maybe that's my problem. But why did the author build a war, only to not focus on it a ...more
Natalie
I really like this series. I was noticing that a lot of reviewers mentioned that it was too slow compared to other YA books, and as I got thinking about it, I realized they were right, but I love it anyway. It's so easy to get lost in the "flow" of this series. There's not even that much romance and I still love it.

I love Digger. She's unique, tough and lovable. She doesn't take on a hero persona. I picture her rolling her eyes and saying "here we go again" and while she likes helping her frien
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Terri
I just finished this 2.5 secs ago. I need to say, WTF OMG WHAT KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT?!!!! Are you trying to make me die of impatience, Ms Bunce? Ugh I hate cliffhangers. More to add later after I pick up my marbles.
Ok I'm going to try to do this without spoiling anything.

In StarCrossed I thought Durrel would be the love interest. Further along, (once I realized Durrel was not going to magically pop in) I thought just maybe MAYBE, it would be Wierolf. Wrong on both counts it seems. So in Liar
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Ferdy
Spoilers

When Digger otherwise known as Celyn Contrare lands herself in jail for a night, she's shocked to see that her cellmate is none other than Lord Durrell, the man that once helped her when she was on the run. Digger finds out that Durrell is accused of murdering his much older, influential wife and that he could be sentenced to death. Digger promises to investigate the murder and find the real killer before Durrell is sentenced.

-The main mystery was predictable, I was annoyed by how long i
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Angelc
I loved the first book in this series, "Starcrossed", and I anxiously awaited the sequel all year. Maybe my anticipation was too great, but this book disappointed me a little. That special 'it' factor was missing from this one that was in the first book. There were still aspects that I loved about it, but it just wasn't as spectacular as the first book.

Of course, one of the things that I loved about the first book is still apparent in the sequel. Digger is such a fantastic female lead. I love ho
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Tiffany
I enjoyed this sequel to Starcrossed. It was $9 for my kindle which was a bit expensive but I really wanted to read it so I splurged. It continues on a few months after StarCrossed. It is a pretty good book though I am not sure I liked it as much as the first. The beginning is actually kind of boring.

Things I like:
1 - The ending. Though it makes me mad that I read this book already. I should have waited till the third one is out. Usually I try not to start a series unless it is limited to a tril
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Bt
Nov 21, 2011 Bt rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Bt by: *Loved* StarCrossed
After StarCrossed, I'd have to say this was just disappointing. It was a pretty good read, and it started off well, but as it kept going, I just found myself losing interest. I didn't care as much about the characters, and the stakes were just so much lower. StarCrossed was a big adventure, and this was just... I don't know, less. At first, I couldn't put it down, but that was because I felt it building up to something. But the something never came. The plot didn't seem important in the way that ...more
Tasha
When Digger is arrested and thrown in jail, she isn’t that surprised. She is a pickpocket after all. But it is interesting that the men who grabbed her knew that she was a girl though she was dressed in men’s clothing and that they were looking just for her. When she is put into prison, she is surprised to find that she’s been put in Lord Durrel Decath’s cell. He has been accused of poisoning his wife. This is the man who once saved her life, and so she sets to work with her thieving skills to s ...more
Elizabeth
This book was every bit as good as its predecessor, Starcrossed, except for two significant (for me) flaws.
1)There is a relatively major plot point that was obvious to me the moment it was mentioned but which takes Digger forever to figure out; and after she does figure it out, she promptly has a spat of amnesia. The mystery part of the tale was, overall, superbly handled, but this particular point stuck me like a burr. I am not a fan of amnesia when it makes the reader more informed than the m
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JoLee
I really enjoy Elizabeth Bunce's fantasies. I loved Star Crossed so much that I would count Liar's Moon as one of my most anticipated books of the year.

In Liar's Moon Digger is back in Gerse. It is now summer, and while Prince Wierolf and his men fight in the country, she is in the city getting by. That is until she is mysteriously arrested and thrown in prison. She ends up in a cell with Durrel Decath, who made a significant impression in the last book. Durrel is in prison for killing his wife,
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Amber
Apr 05, 2012 Amber added it
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Adventure

This book is about a girl named Digger that was a pickpocket on the run and could also see magic when she touched anything. There was a war going on, and three sides were fighting. Soldiers were always in the streets scaring the people in the town. One night she gets thrown in jail and runs into a man who once saved her life, Durrel Decath, the son of a lord. He was accused of murdering his wife, but claims he didn’t do it and asks Digger to help prove it. She goes on an adv
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Tanya
I loved the first book in this series but this one dragged for me. I think the book description killed it for me before I even began though. (The last line of the description has been changed on the Goodreads hardcover edition but remains the same on Amazon/kindle description.) Although there was no romance in the first novel, the chemistry between Digger and Wierolf was fantastic. The original description for this book gave away a romance with another character so I already started the book a b ...more
Stacy
Bunce doesn’t disappoint , this is a fantastic follow-up to StarCrossed!! The story starts rolling from the beginning and the pace continues till the end, and in between we are given ample adventure, sleuthing and yes, romance.

As with most fantasies, this one is filled with odd, unpronounceable names and that little bit of must have magic. However, this is no Tolkien read. It’s taut and straight forward, no long descriptions to bog the reader down. It also boasts a useful map and helpful lexicon
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Tessa
It took me a smidge longer to settle into this story compared to my instant coziness with StarCrossed (maybe because I like this cover even less? Maybe because I question the use of the phrase "Bite me" in this world?) but once I did, I savored it just as much.

Digger is out in the city again, so the story doesn't have the single setting of a castle to contain it, but there is a mystery that ties up the social classes and all the politics in such a way as to make Gerse seem both large and connec
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Lauren
3.5

I enjoyed this book, but not nearly as much as its predecessor. This book takes place entirely in one location, with the main character from the first book and several new characters. None of the secondary characters from the first book appear in any major fashion, which is somewhat frustrating. This is especially true since the other characters from the first book are currently engaged in a plot line that is ultimately more important then the one that the main character stumbles upon. The bo
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April
While I really like the characters, setting and the heavy sway toward the mystery genre, the second in the series gave me a bit of frustration. I think it stems mostly from getting the feeling that, deep down, this is just a mystery with odd parameters and I had no ability to even come close to figuring things out. Probably my own personal failing there so I've not docked the author for that.

This series and the good stuff: a clever main, who definitely has her faults and issues, fun and interest
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Emily
I guess I should have taken the hint from the general thoughts, language and behavior of the main characters that this book wouldn't be clean. I guess I figured there could be thievery going on without having characters bed together. Grr . . . it made me mad.
On the other hand, I really grew to love the characters in the previous book, and it was fun to follow them a bit longer. This book ended up being a murder mystery instead of a magical fantasy . . . which was fun in its own way but not my
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Ellie
Ho hum.
Nowhere near as good as Star Crossed or Curse as Dark as Gold

I'm a reasonably patient reader - I thoroughly enjoy books like Middlemarch and Sense & Sensibility. And yet, and yet... This book drove me mad! I ended up skim reading the last third. In principle, it's a good book, but in practise, reading it was a chore!

P.S (view spoiler)
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Elena
I so want to like these books, but for some reason, I just can't quite connect. I think Bunce focuses more on plot and physical logistics than she does on characters and emotions, and that's where she loses me. Essentially, this book and Starcrossed sound awesome when they're described, and they've got all the elements of a successful series, but something is lost somewhere in the execution.
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