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By Anne Ursu | Comments: ( 407 ) | Date: ( Dec 15, 2019 )

See that girl, the one with the bright red hair, overstuffed backpack, and aura of grumpiness That s Charlotte Mielswetzski And something extra ordinary is about to happen to her.Oh, it s not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her It s not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he s the cause of a mysterious sicknessSee that girl, the one with the bright red hair, overstuffed backpack, and aura of grumpiness That s Charlotte Mielswetzski And something extra ordinary is about to happen to her.Oh, it s not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her It s not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he s the cause of a mysterious sickness that has struck his friends back in England It s not her creepy English teacher Mr Metos, who takes his mythology lessons just a little too seriously And it s not the white faced, yellow eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere.What s so extraordinary is not any one of these things.It s all of them And when Charlotte s friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure 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.Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil And then they discover that the fate of every person living and dead is in their young hands.In her dazzling debut for young readers, Anne Ursu weaves a tale of myth and adventure, danger and magic that will keep readers engrossed until the very last secret is revealed.


  • Title: The Shadow Thieves
  • Author: Anne Ursu
  • ISBN: 9781416905882
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu s most recent book is BREADCRUMBS HarperCollins Walden Pond Press , a modern day fairy tale for middle grade readers Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen s The Snow Queen, BREADCRUMBS is a story of a Minneapolis girl who follows her best friend into a strange fairy tale woods, and discovers there that fantasy is no escape.Anne is also the author of the Cronus Chronicles Atheneum , a middle grade fantasy trilogy about two cousins who unwittingly fall into a battle with Greek gods The three books are THE SHADOW THIEVES, THE SIREN SONG, and THE IMMORTAL FIRE In addition, she has written two novels for adults SPILLING CLARENCE and THE DISAPPARATION OF JAMES Hyperion She teaches at the Hamline University s Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults Anne lives in Minneapolis with her young son and neurotic cats.


The Shadow Thieves The Cronus Chronicles Dec , Anne Ursu is the author of The Shadow Thieves, The Siren Song, and The Immortal Fire, all books in the Cronus Chronicles series She has also written novels for adults Anne teaches at Hamline University s Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children for Young Adults She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats. Shadow Thieves Forgotten Realms Wiki Fandom The Shadow Thieves Cronus Chronicles, by Anne Ursu Mar , The Shadow Thieves The Cronus Chronicles Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil And then they discover that the fate of every person living and dead is in their young hands In her dazzling debut for young readers, The Shadow Thieves Book by Anne Ursu, Eric Fortune The Shadow Thieves is the first in a trilogy For information, visit cronuschronicles For information, visit cronuschronicles BEFORE READING The Shadow Thieves Cronus Chronicles Series by Anne New York Aladdin Paperbacks. pages.Not to be confused with one of the books in the Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson that has the same name, The Shadow Thieves is the first book in the Cronus Chronicles which features Greek gods and creatures. The Shadow Thieves Rules for Thieves, by Alexandra Ott There is a Shadow Guild trying to overthrow the king of the Thieves Guild and they ve been recruiting Beck Mead is already playing a double agent, and he suggests In this sequel to Rules for Thieves , Alli is out of prison and has gone to live with her new found brother Ronan.


Comments The Shadow Thieves

  • Dawn Teresa

    I struggled to read this book, and I worked and worked to finish it. I just never could get invested in the story or the characters. I thought the only redeeming parts of the story were the sections that deal solely with Zee, especially while he is visiting his grandmother. The narration of the story gets tired pretty quickly. The author is too repetitive and wordy, and she tries too hard to be witty or clever. The book could use some serious editing, as I felt it should have been half the lengt [...]


  • Babs

    I don't read a LOT of "kids books" for the most part but because there are a lot of kids in my life, I do upon occasion and I'm pretty familiar with what's out there. One of the things I hated as a kid, and still do, was how books intended for that age group seem so condescending. 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.The kids in my life have read it and enjoyed it a [...]


  • Kate

    Charlotte's British cousin Zachary "Zee" is coming to live with her family for a little while, since there is some kind of illness going around his school. Charlotte's been noticing something weird going on in her school, where all the kids just seem a little gray, bored, lifeless. Unfortunately for Charlotte, Zee is instantly popular at her school, where she's more of a loner. He's ultra polite to everyone, while she's more of a good liar. When Zee meets the new English teacher, Mr. Metos, they [...]


  • Lucy

    I'm in the middle of this right now, and it is fantastic. It's like someone dug deep into the recesses of my head and said, "what would Navah like in an awesome older readers trilogy?" and came up with this.Seriously. It's the book I never knew I was dying to read. I mean, I'm only 3/4 through the first book, so my opinion could very well change when I read more. But this book is fantastic. The kids act like kids, they think like kids - but not like stupid kids. Like I remember thinking and acti [...]


  • Marie

    This book was so amazing! It has to be one of my favorite books ever!!! I know some people dont like it because its " creepy " yes it is creepy but thats what makes it suspenceful! The writing style is great, and the book for me was easy to get through. I found it to be funny at times too. I grew really attached to the charecters. Charlotte I found i had alot in common with. Zee was very interesting and I really liked the kind of person he was. Mew I found to be very interesting and I really wan [...]


  • Beth

    This book was fun, witty, and amusing. Charlotte and Zee go off on adventures that are so bizarre and different from the normal fantasy, because rather than futuristic, they're going into the past--far past! Some of Ursu's little bits and plots are pure genius and almost inside jokes (even if you don't know her!). Once you get used to the casual style, it's very easy to get sucked into the book, not returning until you reach the last page!


  • Margaret

    Charlotte Mielswetzski and her British cousin Zee have some problems. Weird-looking guys in tuxedos are following them, all the kids around them are getting sick, and a mysterious kitten has appeared out of nowhere. Well, the kitten isn't a problem, but everything else is, and Charlotte and Zee need to figure things out and save the world descending to the Underworld. I was a little disconcerted by the narrative voice at first (lots of parentheses, lots of speaking directly to the reader), but t [...]


  • Matt

    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 forcibl [...]


  • Brandy

    I have no idea why I expected this to be bland and uninteresting, and I apologize to the author for my supposition. Because it was engrossing, exciting, and funny. I enjoyed the characters a lot (particularly the surly Charlotte), and while there were a few little details that I called early on (the cat, for one), it wasn’t the predictable book I’d expected it to be. I’m curious about and eager for the sequel (due out in July, according to ).


  • Shavier Martinez

    I tend to be a fairly easy critic when it comes to my leisure and fantasy reads but this book, and series, just took entirely way TOO MUCH energy and focus to get through. Thats exactly what it was for me something to "get through", something to "bare until the end", in which the end always seemed so far away. I was looking for something to read during the summer last year in anticipation for the next installment in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan and stumbled upon this book with a [...]


  • Cheryl

    Can't rate objectively. There's just something about her writing style, her voice, that enraptures me. I'll try to read anything by her. For example, I normally don't like adventure fantasy, nor do I have any interest in the Greek myths, and I'm not particularly fond of epic series. But after devouring this I'm excited to read the next two.Now, others may think her prose almost purple, others may find her adventures to have too many extra descriptions or too much character development, whatever, [...]


  • Natalie

    All right, so here's another Percy-Jackson-copy-cat. The back cover is intriguing. It starts off as a typical grumpy redhead finds a cat. Yawn. Then, randomly, her cousin comes for a "vacation," during the school year, and apparently he has magical powers to kill people, and one time she falls in love with someone only to discover he's a bloodthirsty Greek monster. The writing doesn't flow, and the story winds on and on without ever coming to a complete climax: the whole time "shadow monsters" a [...]


  • Eva

    Really good. Engaging characters, a fun writing style, original plots and concepts. Think the Percy Jackson series, but slightly less modern-day feeling.


  • Shel

    Ursu, A. (2006). The Shadow Thieves. New York: Aladdin Paperbacks.420 pages.Not to be confused with one of the books in the Peter and the Starcatchers series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson that has the same name, The Shadow Thieves is the first book in the Cronus Chronicles which features Greek gods and creatures. (Although, with all the shadows being separated from their children, it is difficult to not think PETER PAN! YAY!)Appetizer: Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Mielswetzski (Meals. Wet. Ski [...]


  • Xulieta NeveraDeLibros

    I'm a little disappointed with the book. I had heard good things about it before ordering and the synopsis was interesting to me so I was extremely keen to read it.The cover is a bit simple and when I saw it I said to me "This is not a typical YA cover, this does not show nothing about the book and it is so simple, I do not like it but the sypnosis is good enough to give it a chance".The writing style is ideal for a young adult novel and the book is written in third person with some paragraphs t [...]


  • Lara

    It took me quite awhile to get interested in this one; the wittiness got in the way a bit for me, especially in the beginning. It seemed like everything was described not in just ONE witty way, but in SEVERAL witty ways, and it ended up just feeling too tedious and likewell, just too much. However, once Zee finally made it into the picture things got a little more compelling. Comparisons to Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series are probably inevitable, as they both deal with modern day Greek mytho [...]


  • Nannah

    At first I fell in love with the type of voicing this story had, with its intense sarcasm and all, but it grew a little old when the story didn't have more to offer. In the really intense, dark parts, the humor could have been more well-crafted. It brought me right out of the tension, and so later I had to think "Oh yeah, this is a scary part, I forgot!" and had to place myself back in, which shouldn't be.The villain was also a bit cliche, and I would've liked more motive on his part. And charac [...]


  • Gonzalo

    This book was great you can get sucked into it so easily, and it was better than i thought it would be! Charlotte is a girl who has a boring life until her cousin Zee(short for Zachary) comes from England from a sudden school transfer. Charlotte also finds a kitten in the middle of the street and who just wouldn't stop following her. As life goes by she finds out why Zee transfered so suddenly and it starts to soon spread in her town. Charlotte and Zee then find out that Greek Mythology is invol [...]


  • Cathy

    It was good, not great. Very Percy Jackson-like due to the use of teens discovering that Greek mythology is real, but not as complex or compelling. The 2 main characters are very likable, an awkward and strong-willed redheaded girl and her proper, athletic but shy British cousin, both 13. But the book felt like it was for slightly younger kids, a feeling emphasized by the larger print (nice on the eyes for a change) and the relative straightforwardness of the plot. On the other hand, using words [...]


  • K

    The thing that stands out to me about Ursu's writing is the clarity and precision of her prose, a quality that is clearly not as well honed in her earlier writing (or perhaps a bit obscured by the forced quirkiness). I know I am being unfair; every Greek mythology book I read will be compared to Riordan's Percy Jackson, but The Shadow Thieves really lacked the depth and breadth and complexity of Greek mythology, even Greek mythology watered down and quirked up. The actual villain was comically ( [...]


  • Jean

    Like Riordan's Lightning Thief series this is a modern take on Greek mythology. I put it last on my stack of summer reading books, because I thought I wasn't going to like it. Surprise. If read with a hefty dose of suspended disbelief (Greek Gods are real and we are all going to the underworld for an eternity with Hades when we die--"who knew?")it is a lot of fun. I enjoyed the conversational, witty style with tongue in cheek commentary sprinkled throughout the narrative. I am looking forward to [...]


  • Nicole Dykeman

    If I chose one word to describe this book, it would be "eh". It wasn't so completely horrible I couldn't even finish, but it definitely wasn't good. I didn't feel any connection with the characters at all, and the majority of the book was incredibly boring. When it said that Greek myths would be a part of the story, I didn't think it would be just Hades and the Underworld. The lack of mythology was pretty disappointing. All in all


  • Julia

    Kids where Zee lives in England start to get sick - everyone but him. When he moves to America to live with his cousin Charlotte, kids there start to get sick too. What neither Charlotte or Zee realizes is that a rebel from the Underworld has crept into the upperworld and is stealing the shadows of children to create an army and take Hades throne, and he's using Zee's blood (which is also in part Charlotte's blood) to do it.


  • Ben Spellman

    It had a good story, but at times it felt like it was dragging along a little bit. For instance, there were moments where I could skip pages and not miss anything important to the story. Other than that, I loved it. The description details were crisp and well thought out, the characters were well developed and the ending had me reading as fast as I could to find out what happened. It was a good blend of modern times and Greek mythology.


  • Jaime

    This book was good. I loved the basis, Greek Mythology, but some of the ideas I disliked. This book was also long which I also disliked. A lot of long books are good because they have things to fill the pages, but this book did not. I thought that the author stretched out many parts of this book. At around 350 pages I decided the author could've finished the book there, but I'm hypocritical because some books I find end too quickly.


  • Phoebe

    Entertaining, exciting, and quite well written. Charlotte and her visiting British cousin, Zee, are entangled up to their necks in an Underworld plot propagated by a disgruntled garbage collector. I think this is an excellent choice to offer to kids wanting a Percy Jackson readalike. 5th grade and up.


  • ZanibSajjad

    My friend, was the one who 'forced' me to read it, i mean, the cover wasn't really atractive, and boy, neither is the storyrst of, the characters where plainsecond, the plot was to straight forward, there where no twists and no surprising turnsats all im gonna say, cus well there's nothing more to say


  • Urian

    2nd time reading this book, and I love how they incorporate some of the not so flashy stories from Greek myths into the story. Told in a different way, as far as the narration is concerned, I can see how it can be appealing to a younger demographic, but maybe irritating to an older, more traditional reader. Personally, I enjoyed it and love the series as a whole.


  • Reddish

    Con una narración infantil y una historia totalmente plana, este libro me ha tenido total y completamente aburrida. Mira que me gusta la mitología, pero esto ha sido más pérdida de tiempo que otra cosa. Aunque el epílogo ha sido muy tierno.“¿Por qué era tan maravilloso tener el mundo en las manos? ¿Significaba que a poco que te despistaras se te caía encima y te hacía papilla?”


  • Melanie

    Just reread so I could restart the series and it was really sweet, a quick read full of fun characters and adventures. I might knock it down to 3 stars this reading (I think I'm becoming a tougher reviewer!) but I'm leaving as is because it was generally solid and I'm out of practice reading books for kids (though this was in my library's teen section, it's a pretty young teen book).


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