City of the Uncommon Thief

City of the Uncommon Thief

A dark and intricate fantasy, City of the Uncommon Thief is the story of a quarantined city gripped by fear and of the war that can free it. "Guilders work. Foundlings scrub the bogs. Needles bind. Swords tear. And men leave. There is nothing uncommon in this city. I hope Errol Thebes is dead. We both know he is safer that way." In a walled city of a mile-high iron guild tow A dark and intricate fantasy, City of the Uncommon Thief is the story of a quarantined city gripped by ...

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Title:City of the Uncommon Thief
Author:Lynne Bertrand
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:City of the Uncommon Thief
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

City of the Uncommon Thief Reviews

  • Laura
    Aug 23, 2020
    If this hadn't been quite as long (due to padding) it could have been a five star. Something has happened in this world, something that created a walled off city of mile-high towers, each tower belongs to a guild that makes some product eventually shipped to the greater world o...
  • Nicole N. (A Myriad of Books)
    Jan 21, 2021
    Take this review as you will considered I decided *NOT* to finish the book. But after getting to around the 40% mark, I realized I can't continue with a book when I have no idea what's going on, who's actually telling the story, or what even the main plot of the story is...
  • Kym's Open Books
    Nov 02, 2020
    A city is completely walled from the outlying world. Within the city, mile high towers are built for each guild. Each tower ships their product out to the greater land. Teens are the runners between these towers and live a highly dangerous and precarious life around these towers. Whi...
  • Marija
    Aug 02, 2020
    Lynne Bertrand?s debut novel would best suit a targeted audience, namely readers familiar with Norse and Greek myths and epics, linguistics, as well as those who enjoy epic fantasy and pastoral literature with its parodies. This is a difficult story to envision. Readers are immed...
  • Bethany
    Jan 24, 2021
    DNF at 10% Unfortunately the writing style of this book was really not working for me. It seems confusing and needlessly complicated, at least in the first part of the book. It's unclear what is happening, who exactly this main character is, or why we should care about any of i...
  • Alysa H.
    Jun 22, 2020
    ** I received a Review Copy of this book via NetGalley ** ...
  • Abbie | nerdyabbie
    Sep 14, 2020
    A new spell-binding fantasy inspired by Ancient Greece. Though confusing at times, the world-building in this story was so rich! I really liked the tone and atmosphere of the story. The plot was intriguing, and the writing. So many good lines. I'm a big fan of poetic but direct...
  • Permanently_Booked
    Feb 06, 2021
    ?We?re at the mercy of a fleet of strangers from a world which walls us in.? This was a very hard read. The dialogue is a mixture of ?languages? and ?slang? that slow down the reading pace. It made connecting with the characters and understanding their persona difficul...
  • Amber
    Jan 31, 2021
    Overall, this book came down to a confusing tale that felt, well, half-baked. Spoiler-free Review: https://amberinoface.wordpress.com/20... I received an ecopy of this book via Netgalley; however, my opinions are my own. Overall, this book came down to a confusing tale that ...
  • Kera (featherboundbooks)
    Jan 13, 2021
    While the world building was intrinsic and inventive, there were too many things going on that felt disconnected in this book. I went through so much of it confused and having to go back and reread passages. I liked the idea of this book: a group of teens living on rooftops and the ...
  • A Reader in Time
    Jan 24, 2021
    Thank you so much to the publisher, Penguin Teen, for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. DNF @ 15% I am unable to connect with this book for a variety of reasons. The characters are difficult to understand and connect with, the world is so complica...
  • Cristina
    Feb 01, 2021
    While I did find myself enjoying a lot about this book, ultimately I felt pretty confused throughout and still have some trouble describing what the book is actually about even after I?ve finished it. The style of the book was fun with Odd as ?the bard? and telling both his story...
  • Kimberly (novelhaus)
    Jan 26, 2021
    This concept was such an interesting one that called to me but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. Unfortunately, I found myself confused in several parts and had a little bit of a difficult time keeping up with what was happening. I thought the world-building was a bi...
  • Amber Wessies
    Feb 05, 2021
    City of Uncommon Thief is not my typical go-to-read or genre preference. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There are several made up words that match the created world in this tale, which can make the reading challenging in the beginning. As you continue reading these words seem...
  • Margarita (margaritathedrink)
    Dec 14, 2020
    I was really excited for this one but it didn?t deliver like i was expecting but overall a good read and still recommend. It was a little confusing at times (it was hard to envision some things) but i enjoyed the world building a lot along with the prose. Thanks penguin teen f...
  • nathalie
    Feb 07, 2021
    Unfortunately this didn't really work for me... I think for me personally it was the way the information was just dumped on us and I really struggled in getting into it. The convoluted plot didn't help either which was sad because the synopsis sounded so interesting! I wou...
  • Vera
    Dec 16, 2020
    Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this book! Unfortunately, I didn't particularly like it, mainly because it is extremely convoluted. I don't mind a story that is written in a fractured way, and that takes some thinki...
  • Alexis (hookedtobooks)
    Jan 28, 2021
    Thank you Penguin Teen Canada for the copy of this book! - The novel is about a quarantined city with different groups of people and the tension between them. There is the narrator, Odd, who is a runner on the roofs, but is also considered a bard who tells stories. When his cousin, E...
  • Sifa Poulton
    Jan 31, 2021
    1.5 stars I received an eARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It has not affected my opinions. This book was so confusing. I simply could not follow what was going on in this book. The synopsis above is pretty unclear, and that's all I h...
  • Story Eater
    Feb 07, 2021
    A brilliant, sophisticated tale told from the perspective of one Odd Thebes, bard of Thebes tower, one mile-high tower in a city of a thousand towers that stand, lofty, above a mysterious surface that carries secrets no one could guess until the tale runs to its end. Odd tells of his c...
  • Tiffani Reads
    Nov 21, 2020
    DNF at 37% Thank you to Penguin Teen for allowing me to have an advanced digital copy of this book. Unfortunately, it was just not for me. I tried to push through but I was supremely bored while reading. At one point everyone almost starves to death and I was actually rooting for t...
  • Katherine Hardisty-Cranstone
    Feb 09, 2021
    Thank you @penguinteen for my eARC of CITY OF THE UNCOMMON THIEF! This book released today so go out and get your copy!! . . . Likes: ? Rich world building ? Poetic writing! There were some great quotes, but it didn't feel too literary in this regard . Dislikes: ? ...
  • Melissa Mitchell
    Feb 12, 2021
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  • Kaya
    Nov 29, 2020
    one of the richest YA worlds/world-building I?ve come across. unfortunately, it was just a bit too confusing for me. rtc! a huge thank you to the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review! ...
  • Megan Houde
    Jan 26, 2021
    *Thank you to Penguins for the advanced copy for my honest review* Well this was definitely an interesting read. A fantasy inspired by Ancient Greece steeped in myths and legends. My only complaint is that it?s extremely tedious. From the get-go I have no clue who?s talking. Th...
  • Cori McCarthy
    Dec 26, 2020
    First of all, I would like to thank Penguinteen for sending me an ARC through NetGalley! I think what I really liked about this book was the writing and the world-building. It was rich in detail, and I felt that I could imagine every scene that was told in the book. The only thing ...
  • ella
    Feb 06, 2021
    thank you to penguinteen and netgallery for the arc! DNF... yeah... this one isn?t going to work out. i?m suffocated by the info-dumping and wildly confused... ...
  • ♡Ellie
    Feb 05, 2021
    Rating: 3.5 Review: This unique fantasy read super raw, and the world building was really out of this world. As I read, I pictured a lot of what The Matrix is like, and imagined a dark, unknown world, where there was life, and some hope. And let?s be honest, how many times did we ha...
  • Lauren
    Feb 07, 2021
    Thank you to Penguin Teen for allowing me early access to this book via NetGalley. Unfortunately, this is just not the book for me. However, I do want to preface this by saying take this review as you will considering I had to DNF this book. I was really excited for aspects of Gree...
  • Alana
    Feb 11, 2021
    I'm sorry...but this book is really why I don't favor traditionally published books. Penguin Teen picks this one up and claims to be a choosy publisher when there are thousands of well-written indies out there that wouldn't have been considered? Ugh. Enough with my rant ...