Publication Date: 04/10/2022 ISBN: 9781529381733 Category:

Little Thieves

Margaret Owen

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 04/10/2022 ISBN: 9781529381733 Category:
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If you want me to chase you, I will chase you. If you want me to find you, I will find you. If you’ll have me, I will choose you every time.

‘Gorgeous prose, delicious magic’ V.E. SCHWAB
‘A wild, adventurous romp’ HAFSAH FAIZAL
‘Fantasy fans will love this’ HEAT

A scrappy maid must outsmart both palace nobles and gods in this laugh-out-loud, lush and lively young adult fantasy retelling of The Goose Girl.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful, kind princess, and her wicked maid.

One day, the wicked maid stole the princess’s face, and with it her name, her betrothed – everything. The princess had to toil away as a servant, while her maid lived like a queen.

When the maid was caught, she died for her crimes, and the princess lived happily ever after . . . or that is how the story has been told.

Now, it’s time to hear the other side of the story . . .

Readers Love Margaret Owen

‘I dont think I can accurately review this book, because I really loved it so much and I feel like I wont be doing it justice! Did I cry? Yes, I did. Was it the first time in a long time that I have cried over a book? Also yes. But please, please, PLEASE, buy a copy of it, and make you own opinion. And I really hope you’ll love it as much as I did! I am now gonna go stare at a wall, empty, being crushed under the weight of the book hangover’

‘There’s so many tropes in here that, like me, I know you’ll love. If you love High Fantasy, you’ll adore this. There is also fantastic LGBTQIA+ representation’

‘Little Thieves has quite possibly jumped and landed in the ranks of one of my favourite books ever and it has certainly taken a place as one of my favourite reads of the year!’

‘It’s a beautiful retelling set within a fascinating world, filled with mesmerising characters, Gods and monsters, plus it’s gorgeously written. So really, what’s not to love?’

‘This book made me giggle and made my heart ache in equal measure’

Publisher Review

A wild, adventurous romp that will leave you breathless at every turn. Expect sharp edges balanced with delightful humor and good fun - but I'll warn you: Vanja will steal your heart * Hafsah Faizal, New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of We Hunt the Flame * Margaret Owen has done it again, yanking me between surety and nail-biting anticipation the whole way * Brittney Morris, bestselling Author of Slay * With Six of Crows and The Cruel Prince as readalikes, this will find an audience anywhere there are fantasy fans. Highly recommended and not to be missed * School Library Journal, starred review * A lush and lively adventure replete with romance, revenge, and robbery * Kirkus, starred review * Owen flips the tale of the Goose Girl on its head for a breathlessly inventive, never-a-dull-moment adventure of found family and second (or fourth or fifth) chances. If you're not careful, it'll steal your heart, too * Booklist, Starred Review * Masterpiece of storytelling... This is YA fantasy at its very best * Armadillo Magazine * Little Thieves really does have all the elements for a truly memorable fantasy fable. It's a book for anyone who loves classic fairytale retellings with hear-stealing characters and a thrilling cat-and-mouse adventure at its heart * Culturefly * Margaret Owen has written my favourite fantasy novel of 2021. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys fairy tales, murder mysteries, heists and clever twists * Reach Plc Regional * Fantasy fans will love this YA reimagining of Brothers Grimm classic Goose Girl * Heat Magazine * This book spools out a plot you think you've seen before but then delights in gleefully wrong-footing you. A perfectly delightful Picasso ... will leave you chock-full of joy * SFX * A great read for this time of year with curses and a range of terrifying creatures to keep you spooked to the end * Reach Plc (BirminghamLive) * A sparky and irreverent reimagining of Goose Girl, the German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, Little Thieves is rich with detail and zippy dialogue... I wasn't prepared for quite how much I loved this book * Culturefly - Best Books of 2021 *

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