70th out of 290 books — 192 voters
City of Thieves (Castle of Shadows #2)
by Ellen Renner
Tobias is on the run. From the father who betrayed him, from the mother who couldn't comfort him, from his own desperate fear. But when he falls into the clutches of his uncle's sinister gang of thieves, his fear grows. And soon Toby realises, his nightmare has only just begun.
Paperback, 329 pages
Published 2010 by Orchard (NY)
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City of Thieves starts some time after Castle of Shadows ends, and the whole of Quale are gathered together to watch the hanging of Alistair Windlass. Charlie is now Queen of Quale, and is stuck in the Castle with her mother, the Dowager Queen. But soon the people find out their most wanted criminal has escaped, and Tobias Petch vows to leave the Castle and find him, no matter what it takes. However, he doesn’t get very far before his uncle Zebediah forcibly recruits him into “The Family”, and T...more
I'm so glad you came into my life, i know i took awhile to read you i was just swamped with other things, thankyou for being patience. But seriously fucking brilliant story. Honestly this book had me at Dystopia, i can't wait to read the first one (yes i'm accidently backward again' and the third... when it finally comes, sigh.