Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

When Conn steals a wizard's magic stone (like a magic wand), he should have been killed, but instead he discovers that he too, is magic.  As he goes from being a pickpocket to a wizard's apprentice, he learns that his magic is necessary to save the city from some of it's darkest inhabitants.

Synopsis from Goodreads: In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who or what is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.

I found this to be an interesting and fun read.  The characters had depth, motive, and mystery.  It was fun to learn more about each of them throughout the book.  I wanted a little more information about Conn right at the beginning, but overall enjoyed the book and when the author chose to reveal information.  Wonderful read, completely clean and very appropriate for middle grade readers (8-12).

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