Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins; Reprint edition (April 21, 2009)/Audiobook:  Recorded Books
Language: English
Buy the book:  Paperback, Audio

In a city that runs on a dwindling supply of magic, a young boy is drawn into a life of wizardry and adventure. Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not. Nevery finds that interesting, and he takes Conn as his apprentice on the provision that the boy find a locus stone of his own. But Conn has little time to search for his stone between wizard lessons and helping Nevery discover who—or what—is stealing the city of Wellmet's magic.

Plot Summary:
So this book is about a boy named Connwaer. He lives on the streets until the day he meets Nevery Flinglas and his life takes a turn. He picks Nevery's pocket and steals his locus magicalicus so Nevery takes it back and says he is taking Conn as a apprentice.

Plot High Point:

When Connwaer finds out what has been stealing the magic from Wellmet and he tells Nevery and the stop it!

Main Characters:

  • Connwaer- main person. Dark hair. Thief, wizard, and apprentice 
  • Nevery Flinglas- Old grumpy man. Wizard and mentor, Magister. 
  • Benet- Mean then Kind. Nevery's Muscle 
  • Rowan- switches all the time from mean to kind 
  • Brumbee- fat kind. Wizard, Magister, Headmaster of the Academicos 
  • Duchess- mean, hard to figure out. leader of the sunrise. 
  • Pettivox- Rude mean. Magister

Setting: 
Out in streets, Underground, In houses, in schools. I'm not sure what time period it is.  They go to school, and can take a Wizard class at the school.

Personal Opinion:
It was pretty good! My favorite character is Rowan! I like her cause she is Always SO COOL!!  She seems like she's smart, and she teaches Conn how to read.  Even though this book is about magic, it didn't remind me of Harry Potter.  But they can do spells.  I am going to read the next book LOST next!
I did not like the reader very much, because he sounds like he's shouting all the time.  I think I will listen to the next book on audio, though, because I do like when he reads Nevery's journal, I like his voice for Nevery.

Note to parents:  There were no bad words in this book, and no romance.......yet.


2 comments:

Andrea Mack said...

Thanks for the review. I'm reading this book right now and really enjoying it. I haven't gotten to the high point yet.

Rea with readingtween said...

I am glad to help you out! Hope you like it!