The Shadow Thieves

Ursu, Anne

Paperback - 2007
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Shadow Thieves
After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil.

Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2007, c2006
Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks ed
ISBN: 9781416905882
Branch Call Number: J FIC U
Characteristics: 424 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.


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Aug 04, 2014

This book is good, but I like the Percy Jackson series better

Jun 19, 2014

i thought that this book was not only interesting but it taught me a lot about Greek Myths, too. The setting gave it a creepy feeling, which makes a story better, in my opinion.

Jun 08, 2013
  • jkherm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Interesting read - what if the Greek gods were real - adventure story

Jul 20, 2012

if you think this one is good, the next two are even better. Char is a character with spunk, very likeable.

Jun 10, 2012
  • intelligentbookgirl rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

When I first heard about this, I thought that it was just copying Percy Jackson and the Olympians. But when I read it, I was wrongand I actually quite enjoyed it. This is nothing like Percy Jackson, they're only based on greek mythology. But the plots are WAY different from each other, and the ideas are each unique and different. I love them both!

Jul 13, 2011
  • flare313 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A quirky, funny book, although it starts off slow, once it picks up speed it’s quite the page-turner.
Although it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, a relatable hero and a humorous villain make this book a good choice if you’re looking for something different for your summer reading.

May 17, 2011
  • owllover rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a great book in its own right. the Percy Jacksons were nothing like the Cronus Chronicals. the fact that they bolth were based on greek mythology was the only similarity. I loved the darker elements of the story and the way the author had normal kids as the heros, that was nice for a change.

May 14, 2011
  • Buymoria rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Read this when I was younger but it happened to pass my path recently, so I picked it up again. Seemed like a copycat of The Lightning Thief, didn't really have a lot going for it to be honest.

Apr 20, 2011
  • purplepocket rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An awesome read! Especially if you enjoyed the Percy Jackson series!

Feb 01, 2011
  • Lucchesa rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I got this for my 9-year-old who loved the Percy Jackson series. He rejects most of my suggestions, but he liked this one a lot - enough to want to read the whole series. Good characters, plot is a little uneven but lots of fun. Highly recommended for the Lightning Thief crowd.

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May 17, 2011
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Jul 07, 2013
  • jkherm rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Greek gods come to life in this book. Read this adventure to see how the two worlds mix.


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