THE THIEF is the first book in a YA fantasy series. I read the first three a little over a year ago, but the fourth book recently came out. So, I was putting it on hold through our library system, and my husband walks in the room.
Myrna - Hey, the fourth book in the Attolia series is out!
Ben - *blank look*
Myrna - You know, Megan Whalen Turner's series, the one that starts with THE THIEF.
Ben - *adds head shaking to above mentioned look* I don't remember reading them.
Myrna - THE THIEF had this really cool plot twist at the end. The main character's name was Gen. You really didn't read them? *putting all of them on hold while I have the screen up* I'm ordering them in for you.
So, I ordered them in, and then I couldn't resist peeking at the first one. Before I knew it, I'd been sucked into the story and had to read it all over again. I'm glad I did though. I paid close attention to the way she dropped clues this time, and I'm in awe. That's all I'm going to say. I highly recommend reading this series. In fact, I'm going to take my recommendation and read through from where I'm at to see how she crafted the plot twists in THE QUEEN OF ATTOLIA and THE KING OF ATTOLIA. They're longer than the THE THIEF and more involved.
If you take my recommendation, let me know what you think. Thanks!