Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Memes: The Magic Thief: Found by Sarah Prineas

Happy Friday everybody!!

Book Beginnings
Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Becky at Page Turners. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

The Friday 56
  • Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
  • Turn to page 56.
  • Find the fifth sentence.
  • Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Post a link along with your post back to Storytime with Tonya and Friends.
  • Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

My current read as I am creating this post is The Magic Thief: Found by Sarah Prineas. This is the third book in this middle grade series.

Never turn your back on a dragon!

Sneaking out of prison isn't easy, unless you are a thief, or a wizard. Luckily, Conn is both! Trouble is, once he's out, where does he go? His home is a pile of rubble since he blew it up doing magic. His master, the wizard Nevery, is not happy with him. Worst of all, Conn's been exiled, and staying in the city will mean his death.

But Wellmet is in danger from an evil predator coming to destroy the city, and Conn must set off on a quest to fight it. Suddenly, a huge shadow looms over him and he is swept away by something more awesome than his wildest imaginings. Is Conn brave enough to answer magic's call, or is he really just a thief at heart?

Sarah Prineas's incredible world explodes with adventure—a place where cities run on living magic and heroes come from the most surprising places.

First Sentence:
A wizard is a lot like a thief.
Sentence 5, page 56:
Once Heartsease had been Nevery's home, and the home of his family for years and years. But I'd blown it up
This is a fun, magical series for middle graders.


  1. hmmm, did someone do this last week or was it another book in the same series? Maybe I should check these out!

  2. This sounds like a really interesting series! I don't usually read much MG fiction but I may have to check this out. I do enjoy fantasy. Great sentences!

  3. Fabulous! Makes me very curious...

    Here's mine:

  4. A Wizard is to a Thief as a Thief is to a...
    Thanks for stopping by Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust on the hop.

  5. "A wizard is a lot like a thief." Now I'm going to have to get hold of a copy of The Magic Thief to find out just why. Thanks for the link to this meme.


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