: 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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While this series anbe have its roots in Greek Mythology that is about the only thing on the same playing field with Percy Jackson. What’s so extraordinary is not any one of these things. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. It wasn’t so completely horrible I couldn’t even finish, but it definitely wasn’t good.

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 was a fast, enjoyable read. Metos, they discover the source of the strange illness, which involves a war over the Kingdom of Hades. The writing doesn’t flow, and the story winds on and on without ever coming to a complete climax: I’m not saying everyone will love it, but I recommend it highly.

What’s so extraordinary is not any one of these things It ws a gift for our granddaughter. Join our mailing list! Like I remember thinking and acti I’m in the middle of this right now, and it is fantastic. There’s less ambiguity about what’s going on.

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Get to Know Us. And it’s not the white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedoes, who follow Charlotte everywhere. OK, I’m not a kid. The actual villain was comically read: Quotes from The Shadow Thieves.

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Oh, it’s not the very cute kitten that appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her. I think tue ground this book covers has been explored before and to better effect. What thleves 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.

There’s enough suspense to prickle the neck, but not so much as to give nightmares to the littlest ones. A lot of long books are good because they have things to fill the pages, but this book did not. The story as a whole was pretty simple, but quite inventive, and I enjoyed it irsu it once it finally got going. And when Charlotte’s friends start to get sick one by one, Charlotte and Zee set out to find a cure.


The book becomes interesting, hrsu and entertaining. See all 49 reviews. Not being twelve, it made me grit my teeth. The author is too repetitive and wordy, and she tries too hard to be witty or clever. Want to Read saving….

I was a little disconcerted by the narrative voice at first lots of parentheses, lots of speaking directly to the readerbut then I settled into it thievws really enjoyed it. I grew really attached to the charecters. Charlotte and Zee are drawn into a conflict among the Greek gods for control of Hades; only by going down into the underworld can they heal the sick children. I gave it two stars because I did make it halfway, and because I am an adult who was previewing it for her preteens.

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It’s not the sudden arrival of her cousin Zee, who believes he’s the cause of a mysterious sickness. Last two parts the writer does focus on action and some points that were blur now are clear.

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He’s ultra polite to everyone, while she’s more of a good liar. 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. 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 anns is so simple, I do not like it but the sypnosis is good enough to give it a chance”.

However, once Zee finally made it into the picture things got a little more compelling. It’s not her creepy English teacher Mr.