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About the Book
Little Thieves by Margaret Owen
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Genre: YA Fantasy
Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl…
Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mother’s love–and she’s on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele’s dutiful servant up until a year ago. That was when Vanja’s otherworldly mothers demanded a terrible price for their care, and Vanja decided to steal her future back… by stealing Gisele’s life for herself.
The real Gisele is left a penniless nobody while Vanja uses an enchanted string of pearls to take her place. Now, Vanja leads a lonely but lucrative double life as princess and jewel thief, charming nobility while emptying their coffers to fund her great escape. Then, one heist away from freedom, Vanja crosses the wrong god and is cursed to an untimely end: turning into jewels, stone by stone, for her greed.
Vanja has just two weeks to figure out how to break her curse and make her getaway. And with a feral guardian half-god, Gisele’s sinister fiancé, and an overeager junior detective on Vanja’s tail, she’ll have to pull the biggest grift yet to save her own life.
Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow series, crafts a delightfully irreverent retelling of “The Goose Girl” about stolen lives, thorny truths, and the wicked girls at the heart of both.
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Merciful Crow is one of my favorite YA Fantasy reads and so I was excited to get the chance to read and review Little Thieves.
Vanja is living a life not her own. For a year she has been posing as Princess Gisele and a servant while she works her way through thieving from them in order to make her escape from her Godmother’s before her 17th birthday when she’ll finally be deemed independent.
This book was fast-paced and I enjoyed the relationships Vanja built despite trying her best to keep them at a distance. Her end goal is to getaway and if she builds relationships that will only make it more difficult for her. When she’s cursed and only has two weeks to figure out how to break it, she is forced to rely on others to help her see that the choices she made in the past may be catching up to her now.
This book has adventure, friendship, and even a bit of romance. It isn’t as dark as Merciless Crow but it is still a unique story. I would recommend it to other YA fantasy readers because it’s got all the good parts of those kinds of stories. I can’t wait to read more from Margaret Owen in the future!
About the Author
Born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail, Margaret Owen spent her childhood haunting the halls of Powell’s Books. After earning her degree in Japanese, her love of espresso called her north to Seattle, where she worked in everything from thrift stores to presidential campaigns. The common thread between every job can be summed up as: lessons were learned.
She now spends her days wrestling disgruntled characters onto the page, and negotiating a long-term hostage situation with her two monstrous cats. (There is surprisingly little difference between the two.)
In her free time, she enjoys exploring ill-advised travel destinations, and raising money for social justice nonprofits through her illustrations.
Blog Tour Schedule
Emelie’s Books – Review, Favorite Quotes & Mood Board
Rampant Reading Reviews – Review
The Clever Reader – Review
Kerri McBookNerd – Top 5 Reasons to Read Little Thieves & 15 Reactions While Reading Little Thieves
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