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Little Thieves
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and Low Gods in a new YA fantasy by Margaret Owen, author of the Merciful Crow series. Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl... Vanja Schmidt knows that no gift is freely given, not even a mothers loveand shes on the hook for one hell of a debt. Vanja, the adopted goddaughter of Death and Fortune, was Princess Gisele's dutiful servant up until a year ago. That was when Vanjas otherworldly mothers demanded a terrible price for their care, and Vanja decided to steal her future back... by stealing Giseles life for herself. The real Gisele is left a penniless nobody while Vanja uses an enchanted string of pearls to take her place. Now, Vanja leads a lonely but lucrative double life as princess and jewel thief, charming nobility while emptying their coffers to fund her great escape. Then, one heist away from freedom, Vanja crosses the wrong god and is cursed to an untimely end: turning into jewels, stone by stone, for her greed. Vanja has just two weeks to figure out how to break her curse and make her getaway. And with a feral guardian half-god, Giseles sinister fianc, and an overeager junior detective on Vanjas tail, shell have to pull the biggest grift yet to save her own life. Margaret Owen, author of The Merciful Crow series, crafts a delightfully irreverent retelling of The Goose Girl about stolen lives, thorny truths, and the wicked girls at the heart of both.
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DMC_run8
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This story follows Vanja. Abandoned by her mother at the age of 4 she becomes the adopted daughter of Death and Fortune. These days she is moonlighting as a princess and stealing from the nobility. When she angers a Lesser God a curse is placed on her for her greed. Vanja must figure out how to right her wrongs to survive the next full moon. And that is just the first few chapters! 4.5⭐️

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ozma.of.oz
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#BookHaul

One book for @chill_bro_baggins , one for @kourtlynrose , and the rest for me! ❤️

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Hobispo
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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Starting this beauty tonight 😍

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Nessavamusic
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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Bailedbailed

I‘m bummed to bail on this, but I‘m just bored. If a story has unlikeable characters it really needs to intrigue me and this is not doing that. Such a beautiful book too.
#bookspinbingo - square

Soubhiville That‘s too bad, the book itself is a stunner. 3mo
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Nessavamusic
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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#weekendreading

📖Reading tagged, from my incredibly beautiful #illumicrate edition. It‘s cute so far, but seems to lean on the young side of YA.
🎧Just started listening to Project Hail Mary which I‘ve heard only good things about.

Andrew65 Just got Hail Mary from the library, my hold finally came in. 4mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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When I found out there was a retelling of the fairy tale, “The Goose Girl”, I nabbed my local library‘s copy before you could say Pfennigeist ( you will know this name from the book). I fell in love with Shannon Hale‘s retelling of “The Goose Girl” back in 2005, and this retelling was icing on the “fairy tale retelling” cake, and just what I needed to read, seventeen years later.⬇️

Emily92Bibliophile ➡️ It was even better than I would have imagined.
While I couldn‘t get into “The Merciful Crow” by Owen, I am thankful I didn‘t give up on the author, and now I have to wait until book 2 is released!
Give this book a try- you won‘t regret it!
4mo
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Read_By_Red
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The characters are well developed and enjoyable to read about. I liked the variety within the characters; their personalities, their motivations, and their love interests. The descriptions are so effective at painting a picture of the settings and the events of the novel. Many wonderful themes are present, such as good versus evil, the power of friendship, personal growth, love, courage, redemption and revenge.

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KateReadsYA
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⭐⭐⭐
There was a very good moral to this story! There was so much depth and emotion from Vanja that I feel I could relate to. I did have a hard time keeping up with certain parts of the story but I will definitely keep as a reread for the future.

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KateReadsYA
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen

🅁🄴🄻🄰🅃🄸🄾🄽🅂🄷🄸🄿 🅂🄿🄾🄸🄻🄴🅁
*•.¸♡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀʙsᴏʟᴜᴛᴇ ʙᴀsᴛᴀʀᴅ. ɪ'ᴍ-ɪ'ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ-ɪ'ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ sᴀᴠᴇ ʜɪᴍ, ᴊᴜsᴛ sᴏ ɪ ᴄᴀɴ sᴛʀᴀɴɢʟᴇ ʜɪᴍ ғᴏʀ ᴍᴀᴋɪɴɢ ᴍᴇ ᴄʀʏ ᴀɢᴀɪɴ. ɪ ᴍɪɢʜᴛ ᴋɪss ʜɪᴍ ғɪʀsᴛ. ʙᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇɴ ɪ'ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ sᴛʀᴀɴɢʟᴇ ʜɪᴍ. ♡¸.•*

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Emily92Bibliophile
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Surprisingly am enjoying this one! Maybe because it‘s a loose retelling of “ The Goose Girl”? Couldn‘t stand and finish The Merciful Crow- hopefully I can stick with it!

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KateReadsYA
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Good Morning Litsy from Arizona! Hope you all have a magical morning. I'm enjoying my morning eating breakfast at my favorite spot.

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KateReadsYA
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This book is getting good ☕📖

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adoramichaels
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Another absolute favorite book! Little Thieves by Margaret Owen was fantastic!!

#book #bookfavorite #bookcommunity #ya #littlethieves #margaretowen

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KateReadsYA
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❅𝕺𝖓𝖈𝖊 𝖀𝖕𝖔𝖓 𝖆 𝕿𝖎𝖒𝖊, 𝖔𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖈𝖔𝖑𝖉𝖊𝖘𝖙 𝖓𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙 𝖔𝖋 𝖒𝖎𝖉𝖜𝖎𝖓𝖙𝖊𝖗, 𝖎𝖓 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖉𝖆𝖗𝖐𝖊𝖘𝖙 𝖍𝖊𝖆𝖗𝖙 𝖔𝖋 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝖋𝖔𝖗𝖊𝖘𝖙, 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍 𝖆𝖓𝖉 𝖋𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖚𝖓𝖊 𝖈𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖙𝖔 𝖆 𝖈𝖗𝖔𝖘𝖘𝖗𝖔𝖆𝖉𝖘.❅

#firstlinefridays
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Arvena Cool font! 5mo
KateReadsYA @Arvena 😊 Thanks 5mo
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KateReadsYA
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Wow! ❤ Loving this artwork. Starting my second read of the New Year, this one was picked out for me and I am really excited to read the story.

AkashaVampie That does look awesome! 5mo
adoramichaels Loved this book so much!!! 5mo
KateReadsYA @adoramichaels yeah it is realy good so far :) 5mo
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KateReadsYA
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1. READING RESOLUTION IS TO READ BOOKS FROM MY SHELVES THAT HAVE BEEN ON MY TBR LIST.
2. WORD TO DEFINE 2022-GRACEFUL
* I WANT TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING WITH THAT WORD IN MIND TO CARRY ME THROUGH EACH DAY*
3. IM STARTING THIS ONE TODAY SO WE SHALL SEE!
Thanks for the tag @DarkMina #thoughtfulthursday

Word_Dragon 1. Read 100 books (that also include topics/genres I don't normally read).
2. Resilience
3. bedtime read: The World is Flat; daytime read: Seraphina
5mo
KateReadsYA @Word_Dragon I love it. I've tried Seraphina once before and couldn't get into it but I am gonna try again. I think it was just a weird time for me because I've heard great things about it. 5mo
DarkMina @KateReadsYA You‘re welcome! 5mo
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Missusb
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sprainedbrain Gorgeous photo! 5mo
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Bookgoil
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For #november #12in2021 I‘m at four books again! This is a trend.. #11thbookof2021

I loved the novel but the graphic novel really resonated with me for Juliet takes a Breath!
The Legend of Auntie Po is such a fantastic graphic novel about family and mythology.
Little Thieves blew me away probably one of my favorite retellings of the year.
The Ex Hex was so funny and enjoyable it‘s my guilty pleasure of the year award.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great looking books. 5mo
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Branwen
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Reading with Roxas while waiting for the Nyquil to kick in! 😪🤒📚❤ #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

Bklover Hope you feel better! (Ya gotta love NyQuil) 5mo
Branwen @Bklover Thank you! It really is! 😴😪 5mo
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Branwen
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Started this one yesterday and I'm loving it so far! I really enjoy stories about ferocious badass women! Did get some bad news today however...I tested positive for Covid. 😩 I've worn a mask nonstop and have been washing my hands like crazy but it looks like I picked it up in NJ anyway. Terrible sore throat, body aches, and fatigue are the worst of it, so hopefully after a few restful days I'll feel better. At least I can still read! 💕📚

rabbitprincess Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
DaveGreen7777 Sending prayers and healing energy your way, Becky! Hope you feel much better soon! 💖 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
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DivineDiana So sorry. Sending healing wishes to you. ❤️ 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence I am so sorry! I hope it starts getting better soon! 5mo
Ruthiella Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 5mo
Librarybelle Hope you feel better soon 5mo
peanutnine Oh no, I hope you feel better soon! At least you have cats available for healing snuggles 😽😻 5mo
Ireadkidlit Sending loads of healing vibes your way! And I hope you have access to lots of soup, books and kitty cat cuddles. Feel better! 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl Oh no, feel better soon.!💚 5mo
vivastory I'm sorry to hear about this! I hope you feel better soon!! 5mo
Leftcoastzen So sorry ! Be good to yourself & rest ! Good books & kitty cuddles help . Hope you feel better soon! 5mo
MeganAnn I hope you feel better soon! Sending healing energy your way! ❤️✨ 5mo
Branwen @DaveGreen7777 @rabbitprincess @Lovesbooks87 @DivineDiana @LiteraryinLawrence @Ruthiella @Librarybelle @peanutnine @Ireadkidlit @CoverToCoverGirl @vivastory @Leftcoastzen @MeganAnn Thanks so much, friends! I'll be sure to keep everyone updated! Luckily, my cats have all been fighting over my lap and I've got sooooo many new books so at least I'll be cozy hearted while sick! ❤ 5mo
Dragon Hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself 💐 5mo
Christine Healing wishes to you! ❤️ 5mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Sorry that NJ gave you an unwanted souvenir. I hope it's mild & moves along quickly. 5mo
Branwen @Dragon @Christine @MaureenMc @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thank you so much, my friends! I deeply appreciate it! ❤ 5mo
ravenlee Oh no! What a rotten wedding present. I wish you a speedy recovery with lots of kitty therapy. 5mo
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KateReadsYA
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My brother in law handed this to me in the book store today! He definitely knows me because this sounds amazing. Can't wait to read!!!

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Twainy
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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#Illumicrate
#IllumicrateNov2021

The picture is a bit busy but here‘s my first Book Only box. It‘s perfect. Love the sprayed edges and the naked hardcover under that dust jacket is STUNNING! Front, back & spine are all smooth, shiny fan art!

I enjoyed this book!

Reggie That is fantastic! 6mo
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emmaturi
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This was the November Illumicrate book, it sounds really good and the bookmark is stunning. I am quite behind on my Illumicrate books. Next will read the final in the Aurora Cycle series.

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Twainy
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🎧 Why this book? It‘s my Illumicrate book for November.

Read the summary & nope … don‘t make me read it!

Then the book came.

“Once upon a time, there was a horrible girl … “

Well now we‘re talking! All in!

Retelling of The Goose Girl maybe but I‘d say it spins it on its ear. Good character & plot development. Quick, fun, easy read! If you‘re expecting THE Goose Girl 😄

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻👇🏻

Twainy
Vanja, Princess Giselle‘s servant girl, steals her magic pearls & switches places with her then proceeds to steal from all the wealthy people she‘s introduced to until one curses her to become the jewels she steals unless she makes amends in 2 weeks.

👇🏻👇🏻
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Twainy
Vanja has an out. She‘s the adopted goddaughter of Death & Fortune. Two lesser gods. They feel she owes them for raising her & have given her an ultimatum. Choose which one she likes most & live a life in their servitude.

👇🏻
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Twainy Vanja is stealing in order to escape this lifelong servitude. How will this story end? Will she get help? Turn into a jewel? Get her wish?

Atmospheric, great read! Satisfying ending! Just don‘t expect true to the original work.
6mo
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brinnbrinn
Little Thieves | Margaret Owen
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I had such high expectations for this one. Such high expectations. I mean, it promised a villain mc, an intricate religious system, and heists. Everything about it sounded amazing. Everything about it sounded like something I would love. But sadly, that wasn't the case

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kissmehardy
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Really fun and well-developed, but I found some of Vanja's wisecracks a little too modern for the setting. Still, it was a beautifully told story. #yafantasy #retelling

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Q84
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Read this in October for #scarathlon2021 and #screamathon

Wk1 I already posted as 4143 + everything else at 1410 for a total of 5553. Sorry its so late. If I didn't get it in in time sorry.

I love this cover!

#coverlove @Clwojick

398.2 Love the cover! This sounds interesting. 7mo
Clwojick No problem at all! You did great this month! Thank you for joining us! 7mo
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LaytonBooks
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Mehso-so

Little Thieves by Margaret Owen is a magical YA retelling that transports the story of the Goose Girl to an old Grimm, German-inspired fantasy world. The story revolves around Vanja, a maid who steals a pearl necklace from Princess Gisele, her former best friend. With this pearl necklace, Vanja can transform into Gisele, and she uses it to take her place.

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abookishbutterfly
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Mehso-so

Little Thieves was a highly anticipated read for me and it‘s fair to say I expected too much from Owen, especially after feeling deeply comforted by her short, powerful author‘s note in the beginning of the book. Perhaps if I‘d gone in with a different state of mind, I might have rated it higher. It is a good story and one I‘d recommend all fairytale lovers devote some time to.

My full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4290202989

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abookishbutterfly
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“I don‘t remember the last time I felt really, truly safe, but I spent most the last year feeling safe enough behind the facade of prinzessin. I forgot how bone-deep the exhaustion goes when you‘re living in fear.”

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abookishbutterfly
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There has never been a more appropriate book title for a book and ferret photo! 😂

By the way, this book is exceptional so far. You might say that it has stolen my heart!

Scochrane26 ❤️❤️ 7mo
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ everything about this picture! 7mo
BookwormM Gorgeous 7mo
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abookishbutterfly
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“This book is, above all, for the ones who told their stories. Whether it was easy or agonizing, on a national stage or to a blank page, whether it left scar tissue or a smoking crater. Thank you for saying the words, and know that it changed something, even if that change seems immeasurable.” ~From the acknowledgments page of Little Thieves by Margaret Owen

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abookishbutterfly
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“They stood tall and unfathomable in the glass-smooth snow, Death in her shroud of pyre smoke and shadows, and Fortune in her gown of gold and bones. More than that cannot be said, for no two souls see Death and Fortune the same way; yet we all know them when we meet them.”

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abookishbutterfly
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I haven‘t even gotten into the story yet and this book has already made me hug it!