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False Covenant by Ari Marmell
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In the mood for some fun YA fantasy? Meet Widdershins, formerly known as Adrienne Satti: a young woman who grew up as an orphan on the streets of Davillon, escaped poverty to join the city’s powerful aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story, and then shockingly found herself cast down to the bottom rungs of society again. After clawing her way back up to the life of a successful thief in the city’s Finders Guild, she then discovered that the ghosts of her former life—or, more accurately, former lives—are coming back to haunt her…

Ari Marmell introduces the world to this character in Thief’s Covenant, the opening volume of the Widdershins Adventures series, by skipping back and forth in time, from her days as a street urchin to her brief time as a young aristocrat and finally to her current (in)famous life as a thief. The novel is an impressive feat of storytelling: it bounces back and forth between the different phases of the protagonist’s life, giving the reader just enough background about Widdershins to follow the story while at the same time introducing a plot that connects the different phases of her life.

Read the entire review on my site Far Beyond Reality! (and if you catch this before July 10th, 2012, there's a giveaway there too...)
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