Little Thieves Review

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I really wanted to like this book. With a beautiful cover and intriguing plot, I thought I’d be sold for this book. Unfortunately that was not the case. The first half of this book was just boring. There wasn’t much to draw me in and the curse wasn’t as interesting as I thought it was going to be. It was just not interesting. I almost decided not to finish the book but I looked over some reviews and a bunch stated that the second half was better, so I figured I’d continue and give it a shot. While I do agree that the second half of the book was a lot better because the plot was finally going somewhere, it did not make up for the first half of the book. I thought that everything beside the curse was interesting but most of the book was about the curse. I wish the secrecy of the margrave was the main focus of this story. I think it would have been more interesting. It would have resulted in a shorter book also, which would have been okay with me.

There was really only one character I liked in the book. And that would be Ragne. I did not like Vanja at all which is probably a big reason on why this book didn’t work for me. I thought that I’d like her better as the book went on but I didn’t really. So I didn’t really care if she broke the curse or not. Emeric was alright but nothing really stood out from him as well. Ragne was honestly the only redeeming character.

Overall, Little Thieves by Margaret Owen was not really for me. I absolutely appreciated the atmosphere of the book as it did remind me of the darker fairytales but that was about it. The first half of the book dragged for me and while the second half was better, it did not make up from the beginning. I did not connect or like any of the characters except for Ragne. I pushed through hoping it would get better but unfortunately it did not get better enough for me. I do recommend reading reviews of people who loved this book and give it a try yourself.