A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1) by Morgan Rhodes

A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)

Modern-day sisters discover deadly ancient magic in book 1 of this Falling Kingdoms spin-off series!Worlds collide in this suspenseful, page-turning Falling Kingdoms spin-off series, which explores a whole new side of Mytica—and an even darker version of its magic.Crystal Hatcher, Modern-day Toronto: It’s a normal afternoon in her mother’s antique bookshop when Crys witnesses the unthinkable: her little sister Becca collapses into a coma af...

Details A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)

TitleA Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)
Release DateJun 23rd, 2015
Number of pages359 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Magic

Reviews A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, #1)

  • Emily May
    "My name is Becca Hatcher. I don't know what's happened to me, where I am, or how I got here, but I know one thing. You're going to help me get back home." There are some authors who just know how to hook you immediately and keep you on the edge of your seat. I don't know exactly what they do - it's something about the perfect tension, perfect amount of surprises, perfect balance between interesting characters and fast-paced plot - but Morgan Rho...
  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    *4.5 starsThis book was not at all what I expected! Specifically the secret society aka basically a cult thing, I didn't see that coming but it was really quite interesting. It was one of my favourite parts of the story because it was so unexpected and interesting to read about. This book does urban fantasy is a very unique way. It is a bit difficult to explain, but typically urban fantasies (aka low fantasy) have a modern urban setting where the...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    I don't know what is happening right now! I love Morgan Rhodes and I love the Falling Kingdoms series, but this one I didn't really like =( The first of it was awesome with Crystal loving photography and the family owning a books store but then I just couldn't get into the rest of it. I just knew I was going to love this book. Sigh. . . . Now I'm sad. er
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    "As she passed him without even glancing in his direction, he caught the scent of strawberries.Strawberries were his favorite fruit." Well, then. Here's my first (and probably last) strawberry review (you're welcome, dickhead) - Note : please bear in mind that 2 stars from me means that it's okay, and it definitely is, I guess. Not nearly enough to create a great book, but okay. Yet there's nothing in Morgan Rhodes's writing, plot or character...
  • Mikee Andrea (ReadWithMikee)
    As many of you probably already know, the Falling Kingdoms series is one of my favorite series of all time! It's definitely one of those types of series that gets better with time as more books come out. But as much as I love Falling Kingdoms, book one was probably my least favorite so far. It's still good, just not as good as the later books.However, I strongly believe that A Book of Spirits and Thieves was a much better start, compared to Fal...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    I love the Falling Kingdom series a bit more, but this was still a really fun read. The lack of Magnus in Mytica makes me kind of sad... but I suppose Farrell Grayson is pretty great, too. The secret society bit in Toronto was definitely the best part. The whole network of underground tunnels and the way the two worlds tie together was super creative. OH, and the aesthetic of Crystal's antique bookstore is AMAZING.It took me a little bit longer t...
  • Anne
    Wasn't sure if I would like the fantasy-meets-reality thing, but this turned out to be a lot of fun.
  • Lainey
    Read: January 2015Reread: June 2015My non-spoiler video review of ABOSAT can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFUlH...I love this book, I love this world. This is my series.------Jan Review:A lot of people know how much I love the Falling Kingdoms series and Morgan Rhodes, so I still went into aBoSaT with an open mind. I'll admit, I was unsure how the combination of Mytica and modern-day Toronto was going to play out, but no more th...
  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    Actual Rating: 4.5 starsA Book of Spirits and Thieves introduces a new series set in Falling Kingdoms’s Mytica universe.When old and present worlds collide? What will happen?When Crystal Hatcher opened the package that is not address for her. She saw the impossible.  Becca, her little sister slips into a coma after touching the magical book. She was somehow transported in Ancient Mytica, there Becca met Maddox Corso. And he is the key on her w...
  • Caitlin
    Bright is life. Dark is death. Buddy read with the only person who understands my addiction to the Falling Kingdoms series and anything related to it, May, who I actually spent the last hour arguing with about who gets Magnus.After absolutely loving the Falling Kingdoms series I had extremely high expectations for this. I wasn't disappointed at all but there was still something missing from this book that left it at 4 stars. Now, you're probably ...
  • Radmila
    4,25 STARS!!!"Bright is life. Dark is death."Another great book from my favorite author Morgan Rhodes. This book is different from her previous series Falling Kingdoms. Why? Because the action of the book take places in Mytica and in our world. The book starts with Crystal/ Crys.Crys is a rebel teenager, without any plans for her future. She enjoys taking photos of random people she sees on the street. She is living with her mother and sister Bec...
  • Joel (Throne of books)
    *3.75 stars* I want to start off by saying that Falling Kingdoms has become one of my all time favorite series. While Falling kingdoms was more along the lines of an introduction to the world of Mytica, it captivated my attention and made me fall in love with the world. However, that being said, A Book Of Spirits and Thieves fell a little flat for me. In my personal opinion, ABOSAT was a far more inferior start to this spin-off to Falling Kingd...
  • Cheska
    I'm usually not a fan of urban fantasy books but wow this is an exception! Like always, Morgan Rhodes delivers a fast-paced story with a gripping plotline and likable characters that you can't help but ship together. However, I definitely enjoyed the modern time more compared to Ancient Mytica (which is a first) and I'm looking forward to seeing more of what goes around in Modern Toronto in the second book The Darkest Magic !I can't help but cons...
  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    *3.5 stars*A good start to what I think will be a really cool series, but ultimately it fell short in a few areas. However, some really great exciting moments that really fleshed out the history of Mytica for FK fans. I do prefer FK to this though. My more complete thoughts to come.
  • Amber Robertson
    I love it! Jesus, this book wasn't quite as good as Falling Kingdoms, but still enjoyable and falling under my favourite genre - urban fantasy. Full review to come.
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    Actual rating 4.75 stars---------I really loved this one - not quite as much as the original series, but it was a great start to a new one! I really enjoyed the new characters and thought it was so interesting to learn the origin stories of our new cast! Excellent ending that had good wrap up for book 1 but also lots of intrigue for the next book! :D
  • мαүғℓσωεя
    V v v anticipated buddy read with real life Cleo I refuse to believe I'm Nic, I will fite you on this till book #6 is released I initially thought that this book was would a very close fitted spin-off of the Falling Kingdom series but wow, it’s so much more fast paced and interesting. A Book of Thieves and Spirits, offers a wonderful rendition of a modern spinoff of the Falling Kingdoms series. It shares the same various point of views ...
  • Maria (Netherreads)
    I finished it! Victorious ! It only made sense at the end though ! 2.5 stars I will make my full review later and tell you guys what I did not like about this book but at the same time I like the ending still. I don't like the instalove that Morgan Rhodes puts in her novels..aghhhh.Actual Review Spoilers May be Present:Hiya Guys- Welcome to the Nether! Today I am going to be talking about A Books of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes. I hope I ...
  • Drew (Drew’s Cup of Tea)
    Here we have yet another traditional YA fantasy.I think everyone knows what "traditional" means by now - a main character who has magical powers but doesn't know they're special yet, an evil ruler dictating the land, plot twists, action, and some romance thrown in the batch.I'm sorry to say it, but the world building was laughable. The fantasy realm literally consisted of an evil villainess ruling over everyone, some people having magical powers,...
  • Carol
    Can I just give this book ALL the stars?! I can't even write down my thoughts at this moment. BOOK REVIEW (NON SPOILER): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcc9X...
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
    AGH I LOVE MORGAN RHODES!! And I LOVE Farrell. What a yummy specimen of a boy :PFor more of my reviews, please visit:
  • Melanie
    I think I made the mistake of expecting too much from this book, because I was coming off a Falling Kingdoms binge reading high. I wanted so much, and this story just fell short. It wasn't that I was expecting Magnus and ended up being disappointed, this story just lacked the magic (pun not intended) that Falling Kingdoms has.It took me forever to even care about these characters, maybe with the exception of Maddox. I'm all about slow burns, but ...
  • Maye
    “His fear vanished and was replaced with steely determination. He would not let the spirit hurt this girl. He would not let anyone hurt this girl.” Daaang, the disappointment is real. I'm a big fun of the Falling Kingdoms series which is why I had the highest expectations for this spin-off series. Sadly, this was the flattest Morgan Rhodes book I've ever read. I didn't find the characters exciting or interesting, the plot was slow and predict...
  • Nazeefa
    4.5 but Farrell Grayson though ^-^Morgan Rhodes's characterization is my favourite part about her books.Just like in Falling Kingdoms, she perfectly executes the flawed, addictive yet endearing characters. The characters sucked me in and the plot is super twisty and fast-paced, making for an overall extremely engaging experience. Morgan admitted that as she's kept writing the series, she's become more in tune with the magic and the mythology of M...
  • Mayra Sigwalt
    3.5 estrelas Quando ouvi falar desse livro pela primeira vez, fiquei mto desconfiada. Simplesmente não conseguia achar uma boa ideia misturar o mundo de Mitica com a mundo real. Mas não é que deu certo? Morgan Rhodes como sempre escrevendo bons personagens e plots mirabolantes. Hahah Meus favoritos foram Crys, Becca e Maddox. No entanto, o plot que rolava em Mitica foi bem mais interessante pra mim. Pude descobrir mais sobre a história e a mi...
  • Kennia Belikov
    I wouldn't even know where to even begin describing this book. I guess to put it simply, IT WAS SOOOOO GOOD!The story in the Falling Kingdoms world is getting so complex and I'm loving it so much! I loved the characters! I loved the different storylines. Everything was perfect! A Book of Spirits and Thieves is as gripping as Falling Kingdoms. It was a very strong first book in this new spin off trilogy. To say the least, I NEED THE NEXT BOOK! I a...
  • Elena
    Ahhh I loved this so so much! I fell in love with these characters (ahem...Farrell...) and to be quiet honest knowing that I have to wait a whole year for book 2 pains me.
  • BookOwl BookOwl
    ★★★★★MORGAN RHODES HAS DONE IT, AGAIN!!!This woman has a blessed imagination and writing skills. I will read anything she writes!!!!Need I say more?!
  • Maya
    “I want to be respected. I want to be powerful. And yes, I want to be special. I want to leave a mark on this world so no one forgets who I was.” I have to admit, I was sceptical about A Book of Spirits and Thieves. How on Earth could anything top Falling Kingdoms – one of my all-time favourite series? But, once again, Morgan Rhodes has blessed us with a book that is both captivating and sorrowful and full of magic and romance. The Spirits...