Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thief of Hope by Cindy Young-Turner
Sydney, a street urchin and pickpocket in the town of Last Hope, has managed to evade the oppressive Guild for years, but there is no escaping fate when she's sentenced to death for associating with the resistance.After she's rescued by a wizard, Sydney is forced to accept that magic-long outlawed throughout the Kingdom of Thanumor-still exists, and the Tuatha, a powerful faery folk, are much more than ancient myth and legend. When the wizard offers a chance to fight the Guild and bring Willem, bastard prince and champion of the Tuatha, to the throne, Sydney embraces the cause as a way to find her own redemption.But Sydney's fear of the Guild, distrust of authority, and surprising connection to the Tuatha threaten Willem's success. Can she untangle the strange threads that entwine her life not only to the fate of the kingdom, but also to Willem himself?
Thief of Hope was absolutely wonderful. The story had me captivated from beginning to end. The prologue was a little rocky for me, but it was over fairly quickly. There was one or two minor grammar errors throughout the story. As soon as I began reading the book, I felt a deep connection with Sydney, the main character. The author makes the reader feel as if they were in Sydney's shoes, experiencing everything she is going through. The plot was very creative and flows smoothly. The author writes a very detailed setting. I love the Tuatha realm. It almost makes the reader wish they lived there. The book made me laugh and cry a few times. A couple things that happened in the story left me completely shocked. I had no clue that it was going to happen until it did. Thief of Hope was an incredible book that I highly suggest reading. However, due to a couple of sex scenes, I recommend it for older teens and up. (16+)
I give Thief of Hope: 5/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.