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The Color Thief

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The King and Queen of Teqell have kept a terrible secret for twenty-seven years. Now, it's killing them. Magic is draining them of their color, and they are dying. Princess Helena is obligated to marry and ascend to the throne, told to ignore what she has learned and accept their fate, but she cannot.

Instead, she hatches a flimsy plan with Dresden, one of her Royal Guards,
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Paperback, 420 pages
Published December 10th 2018
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Phoebe
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
A princess on the verge of accepting a proposal of marriage has her family threatened by more than a secret. She races against time to save them.

Princess Helena has finally decides who she is going to marry when she notices that her parents are sick. The King and Queen are fading to black and white as someone is draining the color out of them. The Princess leaves, with her trusty Royal Guard Dresden, in search of who is using magic to kill her parents. Dresden has been in love with the Princess
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Jennifer
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Colorful, but more romance than adventure

Greatest Strength: I really liked the world building and the magic system in this one. The concept of "color is life" and the different ways this presented throughout the story was very interesting.
Pacing: Very slow. There wasn't a lot of tension/action, combined with long sentences/passages. Small moments seemed to get more attention than the actual conflicts. Good for a romance, not so good for something billed as an adventure.
Characters: I loved the v
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Candra Hodge
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Imaginative and original

An imaginative tale about a world where everyone has bright colored hair and eyes. This world also has witches and a daring quest to save a king and queen.
Torradin341
Okay, so I really, really like this book. It does some real cool things, and is just a fun, optimistic story besides. It's a light romance, a fun adventure, and a great look at what we should all do when our parents let us down: go on a quest.

I really liked the magic system in this book. It's underplayed until almost the end, and is only subtely referred to at first. Right up front we are told there are witches and magic, and color is mentioned (heck, it's right in the title), but the story only
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E.S.
Jun 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5/5 stars)

Princess Helena thinks she understands her destiny: marry a prince, become queen of Teqell, and lead. She’s been studying for years, basking in the colors of the castle gardens. That is…until her parents, the King and Queen, fall ill. So, Princess Helena, and her guard – and friend – Dresden plan to find the one stealing the King and Queen’s colors.

The titular character: The Color Thief.

With magic based around colors themselves, Emily Poirer paints a wonderful pic
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Emily
Nov 30, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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The Color Thief is a fantasy princess adventure about family, love, and friendship that isn't quite as soft as I'm making it sound but is still *very* cute. Far-off places, daring sword fights, a Princess in disguise!

Content Warnings: Violence and Fantasy Violence, Loss of a Loved One Grief, Sexual Content, References to Emotional Abuse
(if you have things to add to this, please let me know!)

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Emily Poirier is thrilled to be doing what she loves: writing. She recently graduated from Hampshire College where she studied Creative Writing and Literature. She spent her final year working on her Division III project, "No More Lions and Lambs: Examining and Re-Writing the Vampire Romance Novel," which went on to become Vampires Don't Need an Invitation. She currently lives in small-town Easte ...more

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