If I am the pawn of the gods, it is because they know me so well, not because they make my mind up for me
Title: Queen of Attolia
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Page Count: 362 pages
Genre: Fantasy // Young Adult
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins
Release Date: December 27, 2007
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
The brilliant thief Eugenides has visited the Queen of Attolia’s palace one too many times, leaving small tokens and then departing unseen.
When his final excursion does not go as planned, he is captured by the ruthless queen.
The Queen’s Thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, reviewers, and fans and have been honored with glowing reviews, “best of” citations, and numerous awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.
What is happening to my mind! I am completely blown away. I picked up The Queen of Attolia (TQOA) immediately after reading The Thief and I was expecting things to ramp up a little but 50 pages in and I was pacing my living room. I don’t think I’m okay after that book. I don’t know!
After finishing this book I quickly ran back to The Thief and started flipping through it to see it I could piece together some hidden elements. This is the second review I am writing for this series and I feel as though I am just spewing my emotions onto this virtual page.
I am often let down with YA series because it just feels as if there’s something missing but Megan Whalen Turner you are a master of your craft! I am so excited to read The King of Attolia but I don’t know if I’m ready yet. I need to brace myself before I continue this roller coaster.
I’m also very surprised how connected I was to Gen, the main character, in a book that was written in third person. How can I completely be immersed in a character from this view whereas in the first book I wasn’t even though it was written through his point of view. I feel as though I have some weird inception thing happening to me right now. Also, my sentences are kind of cramming into one another because I feel so many thoughts and emotions for this one!
Grab The Thief… read halfway and then go grab TQOA and the rest of them, follow my example, come ride the crazy train with me.