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The Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
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Dec 05, 2009

it was ok

Mostly I was very bored, reading this. It dragged on for a hundred and fifty pages longer than necessary, and I'll admit to skimming that fat.

Plot-wise, it was tolerable. Not as vibrant, intricate, or detailed as the Percy Jackson series. The characters suffered significantly from the drawn-out pacing, such that neither one of them seemed to have much personality despite actually doing some kinda cool stuff.

The tone irritated me, but it may also be the book's best feature; it reminded me forcibly of a campfire fable, with little second-person asides to the reader for attitude and humor. If I were twelve, I might have liked this. Not being twelve, it made me grit my teeth.
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