Little Thieves, blog tour

Hello loves!

For my second post today I am brining you my review for Little Thieves by Margaret Owen as part of the blog tour hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.

This book is absolutely phenomenal and I think that everyone should read it if they love fantasy. Its full of magic and gods and curses and romance and mystery and basically everything that you want in a book. Or at least everything I want in a book lol.

I have actually had this book on NetGalley for a while but as soon as I got this email I knew I had to use it to finally get to this amazing book.

You can follow along with the tour here!

let’s get into the review shall we?

Summary

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.

Rating

ESCAPE score: 55

Thoughts

Oh my god, this book was incredible and I will be thinking about it for a while. The story, the world, the writing, and the characters were all so good. I cannot wait for more people to read this now that it is out in the world.

Vanja was such an incredible main character becasue not only was she just phenomenal and so easy to love, she was also flawed and definitely made some very questionable choices. I loved how the book was her telling her story, through her POV but also through the fairylike tales that we get throughout the book to inform us of her past and why she is like this. We had Giselle and Regna and Emeric, all of which were incredible, and can we talk about the LGBTQ+ rep with these characters. The demisexual/asexual rep that I thought was going to be much more prominent, it was there but it could have been made a tad more obvious to the reader. However I loved all of the main characters so much and I cannot wait to see what happens to them all in the next book, because I know that it is going to be amazing. Plus, this book had Death and Fortune as very prominent characters and I liked that they were gods but also flawed in their role as mothers to Vanja. I jsut loved all the characters so much because they were all so well written!!!

And the plot was sensational. I loved, as I have already mentioned, the fairytale flashbacks we got throughout the book as not only did it allow us to understand Vanja more but it also helped add to the magical feel of the book. Plus it gave us a sweet cyclical nature t the book but with a brilliant twist after what has happened throughout the course of the book. It was full of magic and drama and danger and romance and it was jsut everything I wanted and more in this book. Also, the last 20% was simply incredible and I loved how it all came together after the bread crumbs that we were being fed throughout the book and then how it was all resolved. Plus the ending was incredible and I cannot wait to see how this book links to the second book becasue I know that it is going to be absolutely amazing. The world-building was brilliant and I loved it so much. The German-inspired world was filled with gods and magic and was just so well crafted! I cannot get over how good this book is.

The writing was phenomenal and I adored it so much. I have already mentioned how much I loved every other part of this book so I will save you from more gushing but holy hell this book was incredible and I just had such a good time reading this book! Seriously, if you love fantasy and fairytales and a great story filled with incredible characters then this book is for you!

Book links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54017820-little-thieves

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Thieves-Margaret-Owen/dp/1250191904/?pldnSite=1

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/little-thieves-margaret-owen/1137176577?ean=9781250191908

Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Little-Thieves-Margaret-Owen/9781250191908

Indigo: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/little-thieves/9781250191908-item.html?s_campaign=goo-DSA_Books&gclid=CjwKCAjw-ZCKBhBkEiwAM4qfF_lbc3A8BS7lraLxDtetnGC_ldAP611VVoewurrM6Hopk0NVDCEauBoCFMoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250191908

Author bio

Born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail, Margaret Owen first encountered an author in the wild in fourth grade. Roughly twenty seconds later, she decided she too would be an author, the first of many well-thought-out life decisions.

The career plan shifted frequently as Margaret 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.

Fortunately, it turned out that fourth-grade Margaret was onto something. 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.

Website: https://margaret-owen.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/what_eats_owls

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/what_eats_owls/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17272080.Margaret_Owen

Tumblr: https://terriblenerd.tumblr.com/

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If you want to contact me to request a review then you can do so at shelvesofstarlight@gmail.com

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