The Mirror Thief

The Mirror Thief
Author: Martin Seay
Publsiher: Melville House
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 1612195156
ISBN 13: 9781612195155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror Thief Book Review:

A globetrotting, time-bending, wildly entertaining masterpiece hailed by the New York Times Book Review as "Audaciously well written...the book I was raving about to my friends before I'd even finished it." Publishers Weekly raved that "with near-universal appeal . . . Seay’s debut novel is a true delight, a big, beautiful cabinet of wonders that is by turns an ominous modern thriller, a supernatural mystery, and an enchanting historical adventure story." Set in three cities in three eras, The Mirror Thief calls to mind David Mitchell and Umberto Eco in its mix of entertainment and literary bravado. The core story is set in Venice in the sixteenth century, when the famed makers of Venetian glass were perfecting one of the old world's most wondrous inventions: the mirror. An object of glittering yet fearful fascination—was it reflecting simple reality, or something more spiritually revealing?—the Venetian mirrors were state of the art technology, and subject to industrial espionage by desirous sultans and royals world-wide. But for any of the development team to leave the island was a crime punishable by death. One man, however—a world-weary war hero with nothing to lose—has a scheme he thinks will allow him to outwit the city's terrifying enforcers of the edict, the ominous Council of Ten . . . Meanwhile, in two other Venices—Venice Beach, California, circa 1958, and the Venice casino in Las Vegas, circa today—two other schemers launch similarly dangerous plans to get away with a secret . . . All three stories will weave together into a spell-binding tour-de-force that is impossible to put down—an old-fashioned, stay-up-all-night novel that, in the end, returns the reader to a stunning conclusion in the original Venice . . . and the bedazzled sense of having read a truly original and thrilling work of art.

The Secret Thief

The Secret Thief
Author: Nina Lane
Publsiher: Snow Queen Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0999541013
ISBN 13: 9780999541012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Thief Book Review:

❤️ My hot new boss warned me not to enter his secret room. Unfortunately, I don't like to obey. A twisted affair ruined my career and reputation. The loss of my beloved uncle wrecked my heart. All I have left is an old house in a coastal Maine town crawling with secrets. Then a mysterious, reclusive man offers me a job...as long as I don't ask him any questions or go poking my nose where it doesn't belong. Strange? Yes. Tempting? Unbearably. Though Flynn ignites both my body and my mind, getting involved with the local eccentric is the worst thing I can do. Yet this man and his secrets are impossible to resist. Who is he? Why is he such a loner? What's his story? What's in the room he warned me never to enter? One day soon, I'm going to find out. The Secret Thief is a provocative, compelling standalone romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane.

Master of Mirrors

Master of Mirrors
Author: Laurie S. Sutton
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2011-07
ISBN 10: 1434234150
ISBN 13: 9781434234155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Master of Mirrors Book Review:

When the Flash follows three mirror image thieves through a shiny storefront window, he enters a different dimension controlled by the Mirror Master, and finds he needs the help of the princess Oriana to counter the supervillain's hypnotic tricks.

The Water Mirror

The Water Mirror
Author: Kai Meyer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 143910879X
ISBN 13: 9781439108796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Mirror Book Review:

In Venice, magic is not unusual. Merle is apprenticed to a magic mirror maker, and Serafin—a boy who was once a master thief—works for a weaver of magic cloth. Merle and Serafin are used to the mermaids who live in the canals of the city and to the guards who patrol the streets on living stone lions. Merle herself possesses something magical: a mirror whose surface is water. She can reach her whole arm into it and never get wet. But Venice is under siege by the Egyptian Empire; its terrifying mummy warriors are waiting to strike. All that protects the Venetians is the Flowing Queen. Nobody knows who or what she is—only that her power flows through the canals and keeps the Egyptians at bay. When Merle and Serafin overhear a plot to capture the Flowing Queen, they are catapulted into desperate danger. They must do everything they can to rescue the Queen and save the city—even if it means getting help from the Ancient Traitor himself.

Thief Of Time

Thief Of Time
Author: Terry Pratchett
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-10-09
ISBN 10: 1407035282
ISBN 13: 9781407035284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thief Of Time Book Review:

'This is the best Pratchett I've read' Sunday Telegraph The Discworld is very much like our own - if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed. You mess with it at your peril. You can let it move fast or slowly but what you mustn't do is allow it to stop. The Monks of History have the glamorous job of time management in the Discworld. They store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like the underwater - how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time. But with the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock starts a race against, well, time begins for History monk for Lu Tze and his suspiciously talented apprentice Lobsang Ludd. Because a truly accurate clock will stop time. And when time stands still, everything in human existence stops with it. Then, there really is no future. _________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Thief of Time is the fifth book in the Death series.

The Pet Thief

The Pet Thief
Author: Kassten Alonso
Publsiher: University of Alabama Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 1573661716
ISBN 13: 9781573661713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pet Thief Book Review:

The Pet Thief is a dystopian fable of science, rebellion, humankind’s inhumanity, and the struggle for identity and survival in a post-human world. When scientists, the government, and venture capitalists conspire to hybridize humans with animals—cats, specifically—for organ harvesting, drug testing, and military applications, the experiment is an irredeemable failure, producing human-like beings with uncanny abilities who are nonetheless fundamentally defective. Oboy and his mentor/tormentor Freda are two wayward hybrids, “cat people,” who have escaped with others to the depths of a rundown European city being leveled for reconstruction. They are members of a street gang led by an ominous leader called Swan. Oboy is unable to think or speak except in mimicry, but he is a physical savant, which serves Freda’s mission. Enraged at what has been done to her, Freda wants to “rescue” every pet she can. When Oboy returns with a human baby after his first solo outing, their world and the truths of their existence come unraveled.

The Oyster Thief

The Oyster Thief
Author: Sonia Faruqi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1681778416
ISBN 13: 9781681778419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oyster Thief Book Review:

Mermaid Coralline is engaged to the merman of her dreams. But when an oil spill wreaks havoc on her idyllic village life and her little brother falls gravely ill, she embarks on a quest to find a legendary healing elixir.Meanwhile, Izar, a human man, is on the cusp of an invention that will enable him to mine the depths of the ocean. But when he finds himself transformed into a merman, he meets Coralline and joins her on her quest, hoping the elixir will make him human again. The quest pushes then together, even as their separate worlds and unspoken secrets threaten to tear them apart.Magnificent and moving, and set against a breathtaking ocean landscape, The Oyster Thief is a richly imagined odyssey destined to become a classic.

Through the Mirror

Through the Mirror
Author: Tvisha Lakhani
Publsiher: Ripple Foundation
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN 10: 1927864208
ISBN 13: 9781927864203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Mirror Book Review:

Nicole Leblanc is no stranger to trouble. But now she’s discovered a magic portal to a distant kingdom, is charged with a crime she didn’t commit and has only a few hours to prove her innocence. Getting out of this one is going to take all her wits, and it really wouldn’t hurt to have the help of some friends.

Through the Mirror Door

Through the Mirror Door
Author: Sarah Baker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 297
Release: 2016-03
ISBN 10: 9781910611036
ISBN 13: 1910611034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dear Thief

Dear Thief
Author: Samantha Harvey
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 0062415859
ISBN 13: 9780062415851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear Thief Book Review:

From acclaimed Orange Prize and Guardian First Book Award finalist Samantha Harvey, a stunning novel of female friendship, betrayal, and revenge "You were going to work your way into my marriage and you were going to call its new three-way shape holy," writes the unnamed narrator of Dear Thief. The thief is Nina, or Butterfly, who disappeared eighteen years earlier and who is being summoned by this letter, this bomb, these recollections, revisions, accusations, and confessions. "Sometimes I imagine, out of sheer playfulness, that I am writing this as a kind of defence for having murdered and buried you under the patio." Dear Thief is a letter to an old friend, a song, a jewel, and a continuously surprising triangular love story. Samantha Harvey writes with a dazzling blend of fury and beauty about the need for human connection and the brutal vulnerability that need exposes. "While I write my spare hand might be doing anything for all you know; it might be driving a pin into your voodoo stomach." Dear Thief is a rare novel that traverses the human heart in a striking and indelible way.

The Mirror Prince

The Mirror Prince
Author: Violette Malan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780756404239
ISBN 13: 0756404231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mirror Prince Book Review:

When Max Ravenhill, a history professor, meets Cassandra, he enters the realm of Faerie, where he discovers his true identity as the Prince Guardian and must choose between his old life and becoming someone else to fulfill his destiny as the savior of the Natural Cycles of the Lands. Reprint.

Thieves of Weirdwood

Thieves of Weirdwood
Author: Christian McKay Heidicker,William Shivering
Publsiher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1250302897
ISBN 13: 9781250302892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thieves of Weirdwood Book Review:

Thieves of Weirdwood is the first in William Shivering and Newbery Honor winner Christian McKay Heidicker's brand-new fantasy series—illustrated by Anna Earley—about two kid thieves who are plunged into a battle between the Real and Imaginary worlds! Action, laughs, and monsters beyond imagining abound! "[W]ill delight and satiate those besotted with Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Artemis Fowl, Miss Peregrine, the Spiderwicks." —New York Times Book Review Twelve-year-old thieves Arthur and Wally are determined to steal their way up the ranks of the notorious Black Feathers gang. With loan sharks chasing after Arthur’s father and Wally’s brother’s hospital bill due, they’re in need of serious cash. Fast. When Arthur spots some wealthy strangers exiting a seemingly deserted mansion, he smells an opportunity for a big score. Little do the boys realize, they’ve stumbled upon Weirdwood Manor, the headquarters of a magical order who protect the Balance between the Real and Imaginary worlds. When Kingsport is besieged by nightmarish creatures, it’s up to a pair of thieves to save their city. Filled with giant tentacle monsters and heroes literally ripped from the pages of adventure stories, this imagination-bending series is perfect for fans of Keeper of the Lost Cities, Aru Shah, and Nevermoor. "Startling, original and epic." —Eoin Colfer, creator of Artemis Fowl "An imaginative, page-turning adventure." —Shannon Messenger, New York Times bestselling author of Keeper of the Lost Cities

The Mask of Mirrors

The Mask of Mirrors
Author: M. A. Carrick
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 0356515168
ISBN 13: 9780356515168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mask of Mirrors Book Review:

'Utterly captivating. Carrick spins an exciting web of mystery, magic, and political treachery in a richly drawn and innovative world.' S. A. Chakraborty, author of The City of Brass Darkly magical and beautifully imagined, The Mask of Mirrors is the unmissable start to the Rook & Rose trilogy, a rich and dazzling fantasy adventure in which a con artist, a vigilante, and a crime lord must unite to save their city. Nightmares are creeping through the city of dreams . . . Renata Virdaux is a con artist who has come to the sparkling city of Nadezra -- the city of dreams -- with one goal: to trick her way into a noble house and secure her fortune and her sister's future. But as she's drawn into the aristocratic world of House Traementis, she realises her masquerade is just one of many surrounding her. And as corrupted magic begins to weave its way through Nadezra, the poisonous feuds of its aristocrats and the shadowy dangers of its impoverished underbelly become tangled -- with Ren at their heart. 'Wonderfully immersive--I was unable to put it down.' Andrea Stewart, author of The Bone Shard Daughter 'An intricate, compelling dream of a book' Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage 'I was utterly entranced by this glittering world filled with masked vigilantes, cunning conwomen, and dark magic. A sheer delight!' Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come A Darkness

The Soul Thief

The Soul Thief
Author: Charles Baxter
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 140003440X
ISBN 13: 9781400034406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Soul Thief Book Review:

Nathaniel Mason, a graduate student in upstate New York, is drawn into a tangle of relationships with the people around him--alluring but elusive Theresa, fickle Jamie, and Jerome Coolberg, an enigmatic figure who seems to have appropriated parts of Natha

City of Light

City of Light
Author: Lauren Belfer
Publsiher: Dial Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN 10: 0307764028
ISBN 13: 9780307764027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Light Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK It is 1901 and Buffalo, New York, stands at the center of the nation's attention as a place of immense wealth and sophistication. The massive hydroelectric power development at nearby Niagara Falls and the grand Pan-American Exposition promise to bring the Great Lakes “city of light” even more repute. Against this rich historical backdrop lives Louisa Barrett, the attractive, articulate headmistress of the Macaulay School for Girls. Protected by its powerful all-male board, “Miss Barrett” is treated as an equal by the men who control the life of the city. Lulled by her unique relationship with these titans of business, Louisa feels secure in her position, until a mysterious death at the power plant triggers a sequence of events that forces her to return to a past she has struggled to conceal, and to question everything and everyone she holds dear. Both observer and participant, Louisa Barrett guides the reader through the culture and conflicts of a time and place where immigrant factory workers and nature conservationists protest violently against industrialists, where presidents broker politics, where wealthy “Negroes” fight for recognition and equality, and where women struggle to thrive in a system that allows them little freedom. Wrought with remarkable depth and intelligence, City of Light remains a work completely of its own era, and of ours as well. A stirring literary accomplishment, Lauren Belfer's first novel marks the debut of a fresh voice for the new millennium and heralds a major publishing event.

Reckless

Reckless
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 9780316122917
ISBN 13: 0316122912
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reckless Book Review:

Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on. But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone. Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late.

Bridge of Clay

Bridge of Clay
Author: Markus Zusak
Publsiher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0375845607
ISBN 13: 9780375845604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridge of Clay Book Review:

The unforgettable, New York Times bestselling family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as "the kind of book that can be life-changing." NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * THE WALL STREET JOURNAL "One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family's experience in the most profound way." --The Washington Post "Mystical and loaded with heart, it's another gorgeous tearjerker from a rising master of them." --Entertainment Weekly "Devastating, demanding and deeply moving." --Wall Street Journal The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father's disappearance. At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridge--for his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome? Written in powerfully inventive language and bursting with heart, BRIDGE OF CLAY is signature Zusak.

The Water Thief

The Water Thief
Author: Nicholas Lamar Soutter
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781467972277
ISBN 13: 1467972274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Water Thief Book Review:

Charles Thatcher is a private citizen which is to say that he's the private property of the Ackerman Brothers Securities Corporation. He's got problems: the cost of air is going up, his wife wants to sell herself to another corporation, and his colleagues are always trying to get him tossed into the lye vats. But when he discovers a woman stealing rainwater, he sees his chance to move up in the world, maybe even become an executive. He reports her, spinning a picture, not just of a thief, but of a seditionist and revolutionary, someone who believes in that long-dead institution called "government." Then she vanishes. Overcome with guilt, he tries to track her down. What he discovers is an underground movement every bit as seditious as the one he had imagined. But as he becomes enamored with their cause and with life outside his corporation, Charles must contend with a larger truth; in a world where everything is for sale and lies are more profitable than the truth, even a group of revolutionaries can have something to hide.--From back cover.

The Marrow Thieves

The Marrow Thieves
Author: Cherie Dimaline
Publsiher: Jacaranda Books
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-08
ISBN 10: 9781913090012
ISBN 13: 1913090019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marrow Thieves Book Review:

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden-but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves. "Miigwans is a true hero; in him Dimaline creates a character of tremendous emotional depth and tenderness, connecting readers with the complexity and compassion of Indigenous people. A dystopian world that is all too real and that has much to say about our own." Kirkus Reviews

The Highland Falcon Thief Adventures on Trains 1

The Highland Falcon Thief  Adventures on Trains  1
Author: M. G. Leonard,Sam Sedgman
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1250222907
ISBN 13: 9781250222909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Highland Falcon Thief Adventures on Trains 1 Book Review:

In The Highland Falcon Thief: Adventures on Trains #1, a middle-grade series starter from MG Leonard and Sam Sedgman, a young boy is swept up in an investigation to uncover the perpetrator of a jewel theft. When eleven-year-old Harrison "Hal" Beck is forced to accompany his travel-writer uncle on the last journey of a royal train, he expects a boring trip spent away from video games and children his age. But then Hal spots a girl who should not be on board, and he quickly makes friends with the stowaway, Lenny. Things get even more interesting when the royal prince and princess board for the last leg of the journey—because the princess's diamond necklace is soon stolen and replaced with a fake! Suspicion falls on the one person who isn't supposed to be there: Lenny. It's up to Hal, his keen observation, and his skill as a budding sketch artist to uncover the real jewel thief, clear his friend's name, and return the diamond necklace before The Highland Falcon makes its last stop.