I'm Tanzi, a 20 something college student who spends all her extra money on books and excessive amounts of coffee.
So Thief's Magic is basically the first real fantasy book I've read in at lest 10+ years. I thought that Fantasy wasn't for me, but I'm glad I gave the genre another try with this little book.
The Thief's Magic follows two characters and it is told in two POV's through Tyen and Rielle. Because their stories are so different I'm going to split up my thoughts of each of their stories accordingly.
Tyen lives in a world where all machines are powered by magic and is a student of archaeology and sorcery finds a magical book -though she once was human- on one of his adventures. This book stores information from all that touch her and communicates through words one the pages. Tyen quickly becomes attached to the book and decides to keep her and learn from her. Not far along into the story, Tyen is forced to grow up and face some harsh realities of the cruelness of others.
Rielle lives in a world where using magic is forbidden and is seen as taking from angels. But unlike most people, Rielle has the ability to use magic. Rielle's story is more about love then about magic, she falls for a boy whom she probably shouldn't, and things get a little crazy.
I loved seeing the opinions of magic in a the different worlds and how both of the thoughts on magic effected the lives of the people. I liked the two main characters and I felt interested in both of their stories though I liked Tyen's better. I also liked that instead of alternating POV's every other chapter we got a good chunk from each persons perspective.
When I started this book, I assumed that the characters would meet before the end of the book, but that wasn't the case. I didn't like this. It really felt like two separate books because the stories never intertwined at all. I know this is probably a set up for the next book in the series where the two will meet (and hopefully within the first few chapters) I also don't feel like I got a good feel for the supporting characters, especially the two people who were with Tyen a good chunk of the book.
I liked this book and I will continue on with the series and also try to read some other books by this author.
Four stars, I think I like fantasy now?
The take away:
Don't trust anyone, ever.