Yo, potential spoilers for The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner.
This post is part of Megan Whalen Turner Week hosted by Chachic who is AWESOME and worth checking out.
If you have the attention span of a gnat The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner is NOT for you. If, however, you are willing to invest time and scream YEAH BUDDY (or not) when all of the plot threads come together, pick up the Queen’s Thief series. The second book in the series, the one I’m review (obvi) is The Queen of Attolia and it is rather self contained. You could just read The Queen Of Attolia and have a story where everything is solved and there are no cliffhangers and it’s not totally necessary to read the previous book, The Thief, although reading The Thief will heighten your enjoyment immensely.
Okay, so after stealing Hamiathes’s gift, Eugenides makes The Queen Of Attolia look like an ass. He continues to do so by breaking into her castle and stealing MORE shit. SO she decides to lay in wait for Eugenides and catch him in the act. AND YO The Queen Of Attolia GOES THERE and you’ll be all like GASP WHAT and then make it rain all over The Queen of Attolia.
Megan Whalen Turner is the master. She writes nuanced characters. All the main players are much more than what they seem. Even the Queen of Attolia is multi dimensional despite coming off as a witch. We see she’s a bit deeper than all that and that there are LAYERS to her. ALSO ALSO ALSO The Queen Of Attoplia just solidifies my YA crush on Eugenides. He is SO clever and I love that. I love his complexity. I love that we get so much more than surface.
I know that I will make the effort to read The King Of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner soon because just thinking about The Thief and The Queen Of Attolia makes me excited and flail-y and makes me what to yell out POLITICAL INTRIGUE ADDICTS I HAVE FOUND YOUR BOOK!! Just yeah, be aware The Queen’s Thief is not a breezy series, but a tapestry of awesome and certainly worth the investment it requires.
Disclosure: Purchased Copy
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