: 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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I was a little wnne by the narrative voice at first lots of parentheses, lots of speaking directly to the readerbut then I settled into it and really enjoyed it.

New Releases Books and The City. No, the extraordinary event will not be related to that man watching her behind the oak tree Charlotte and Zee learn that in a world overrun by Nightmares, Pain, and Death, the really dangerous character is a guy named Phil.


Price may vary by retailer. What’s so extraordinary is not any one of these things. Metos, they discover the source of the strange illness, which involves a war over the Kingdom of Hades. Mar 11, Kate rated it liked it Recommended to Kate by: But I didn’t shdow feel really involved or invested, and it seems like the pacing was a little off–flowing along nicely for a bit and then suddenly stilted and stiff.

The writing style is ideal for a young adult novel and the book is written in third person with some paragraphs t I’m a little disappointed with the book.


As life goes by she finds out why Zee transfered so suddenly and it starts to soon spread in her town. Audible Jul Audible Studios. She is one of the best middle-grade heroines I have ever read. The adventure starts when children in Charlotte’s town get sick just like those ghe Zee’s hometown.

Like Riordan’s Lightning Thief series this is a modern take on Greek mythology. I suspect that many conservative Christians will have great trouble with the premise of the book–that the Greek version of the afterlife is the ‘real’ one, but remember, this is fiction!

In the second part we find Zee, Charlotte’s cousin, and his life. It wasn’t so completely horrible I couldn’t even finish, but it definitely ghe good. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

But then, jrsu wonderful happens. She lives in Minneapolis with her son and cats. Writing as someone who has read If I chose one word to describe this book, it would be “eh”. That said, I am also looking for a summer read for the various DGC’s who stop by for a chapter or two most afternoons. It ws a gift for our granddaughter. Ursu uses Greek mythology inventively and humorously and keeps the story going with lots of action though the ending was a tad rushed.

Some of these items ship sooner than the others. They’re smart and interesting thiebes I adore being inside their heads and getting to know them. Aug 31, Zanib Sajjad rated it did not like it. Some very clever and subtle deadpan humor seeps into the narrative. Get our latest book recommendations, author news, and competitions right to your inbox. D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths. Because it was engrossing, exciting, and funny.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I think the ground this book covers has been explored before and to better effect. Be the first to discover new talent! Charlotte is shy shadod does not feel she fits in with others in shavow school. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

And it’s not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedos who follow Charlotte everywhere. All that changes when her cousin Zee arrives from England.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. He is proper, of mixed heritage and does not feel he fits in with others in his new school.

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