: The Shadow Thieves (The Cronus Chronicles) (): Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune: Books. The Shadow Thieves. Anne Ursu, Author, Eric Fortune, Illustrator Atheneum Books $ (p) ISBN After her cousin Zee arrives, year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from forces of the underworld: Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a nasty.

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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 thd are more sketchy.

I was a little disconcerted by the narrative voice at first lots of parentheses, lots of speaking thievez to the readerCharlotte Mielswetzski and her British cousin Zee have some problems. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Shopbop Wnne Fashion Brands. Mostly I was very bored, reading this. I struggled to read this book, and I worked and worked to finish it.

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Think the Percy Jackson series, but slightly less modern-day feeling. I enjoyed the conversational, witty style with tongue in cheek commentary sprinkled throughout the narrative.

I didn’t feel any connection with the characters at all, and the majority of the book was incredibly boring. I gave it two stars because I did make thievs halfway, and because I am an adult who was previewing it for her preteens. Then, randomly, her cousin comes for a “vacation,” during the school year, and apparently he has magical powers to kill people, and ghe time she falls in love with someone only to discover he’s a bloodthirsty Greek monster. Like I remember thinking and acti I’m in the middle of this right now, and it is fantastic.


She is one of the best middle-grade heroines I have ever read. The writing style of this book was NEVER that and included a well-advanced vocabulary and a great sarcastic wit in the humor that kept me entertained – even as an adult. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the other hand, using words It was good, not great. Her cousin, who likes to go by Zee, is having some problems of his own. Zee, what’s going on?

It’s all of them. I never felt that the characters were in any danger, and I just kept waiting for something interesting or imaginative to happen.

Their quest leads them to a not-so-mythical Underworld, where they face rhyme-loving Harpies, gods with personnel problems, and ghosts with a thirst for blood. There was a problem adding your email address. The pacing was horrible. Mew I found to be very interesting and I really wanted to know how she fitted in with the story. The kids in my life have read it and enjoyed it as well so I really can’t wait for the second book in the series to come out!

The Shadow Thieves

The book becomes interesting, funny and entertaining. Charlotte and Bartholomew stared. As life goes by she finds out why Zee transfered so suddenly and it starts to soon spread in her town. In uesu, I am a year-old grandmother. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats. Charlotte has always been careful to remain unremarkable.

THE SHADOW THIEVES by Anne Ursu , Eric Fortune | Kirkus Reviews

The kids act like kids, they think like kids – but tnieves like stupid kids. However, once Zee finally made it into the picture things got a little more compelling. It’s not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he’s the cause of a mysterious sickness. Not as vibrant, intricate, or detailed as the Percy Jackson series.


Dec 18, K rated it it was ok Shelves: As they work together thery learn a lot about themselves and how others see them versus how they see themselves. I loved the basis, Greek Mythology, but some of the ideas I disliked. It’s like someone dug deep into the recesses of my head and said, “what would Navah like in an awesome older readers trilogy? I cannot recommend it enough. View all 4 comments. Unfortunately for Charlotte, Zee is instantly popular at her school, where she’s more of a loner.

Also, did I mention that I love Charlotte Mielswetski? A kitten appeared in front of her. Jul 28, Jean rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I grew really attached to the charecters. Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox. I think this is an excellent choice to offer to kids wanting a Percy Jackson readalike. Refresh and try again. What’s so extraordinary is not any one of these things Mew I found to be very interesting and I really wan This book was so amazing!

See that girl–the one with the bright red hair, overstuffed backpack, and aura of grumpiness?