The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

The Queen of AttoliaThe Queen of AttoliaThe Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 2) by Megan Whalen Turner by Megan Whalen Turner

Heads-up before you read any further: some series don’t really matter if you read them out of order, but this one absolutely does. Do NOT plan on reading The ThiefThe Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner after this one, because you’ll have spoiled yourself for that book. In fact, you probably shouldn’t even read this review. Instead, go read my review of The Thief. 🙂

As is probably obvious from that intro, this is the second book in The Queen’s Thief series, which began with The ThiefThe Thief (The Queen's Thief, Book 1) by Megan Whalen Turner, and I liked this one even more. A warning though, that one early scene is pretty brutal for what otherwise could be read by younger teens or tweens. (If you look the cover you can probably guess what it involves. I don’t think that’s really a spoiler, because it takes place right at the beginning of the book.)

Even though some of the suspense is missing because I know there are a third and fourth book still to come (so I’m not truly worried about the main character surviving certain events), it’s still suspenseful in a “what will he come up with next” sort of way. There are also some really funny bits.

It’s a terrific young adult fantasy series, and I really hope the rest of the series is as enjoyable.

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Publisher’s Description:
When Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes’s Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost more than a mythical relic. She lost face. Everyone knew that Eugenides had outwitted and escaped her. To restore her reputation and reassert her power, the Queen of Attolia will go to any length and accept any help that is offered…she will risk her country to execute the perfect revenge.

Eugenides can steal anything. And he taunts the Queen of Attolia, moving through her strongholds seemingly at will. So Attolia waits, secure in the knowledge that the Thief will slip, that he will haunt her palace one too many times.

…at what price?
When Eugenides finds his small mountain country at war with Attolia, he must steal a man, he must steal a queen, he must steal peace. But his greatest triumph, and his greatest loss, comes in capturing something that the Queen of Attolia thought she had sacrificed long ago…

Book Details

Title: The Queen of AttoliaThe Queen of Attolia (The Queen's Thief, Book 2) by Megan Whalen Turner
Author: Megan Whalen Turner
Category: Fiction / Young Adult Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

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  1. Oh my goodness! Based on the cover, something serious is going down in this book!

  2. I almost didn’t finish reading the series after what happens to Eugenides in this book. I’m still bothered by it to be frank. However, I did go on to read the rest of the series and they are great! The fourth book is outstanding, but the Thief remains my favorite.

    • Sheila says:

      I’m still holding out on reading the fourth one – trying to wait since I love having one to look forward to!

      The Thief will likely always hold a special place for me, because of how unexpected it was.

      And yes, I’m with you about that awful awful event. I find myself thinking about how else she could have written the book(s) without including that, and what that change would mean for later events, and …

      Then I realize I should stop obsessing over authors’ decisions as to how they write their books


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