A Thief. A Portal. A New World. But can she get back home again?
Home alone over spring break, Dee looks forward to a week free from worries about her sliding grades, her lack of friends, and her mom’s overbearing boyfriend. But when she chases a thief out of her house, she ends up with a whole new set of troubles . . . in a whole new world. The Crescent. Where everyday objects possess extraordinary power. Where countless other worlds are mere steps away. And where the High Minister has a plan for a greater future . . . that Dee really didn’t mean to screw up. Really.
Pursued by masked hunters, all Dee wants is to get back home again. Yet her every move only entangles her deeper in the fantastic and dangerous new world of the Crescent.
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highly original story
Stealer was a highly original story with amazing world building.
Dee is an unusual girl who doesn’t quite fit in. She is drawn to every day broken objects which she collects. This immediately brought to mind the collector in Labyrinth . We discover the reason that Dee’s need to collect these items when they are stolen and she is pulled into another world by a talking worm. It seems these items are magical and Dee is drawn to them by her genetics.
There is a very powerful creature in this new world that is hunting those with Dee’s abilities and it all comes down to survival.
The world building amazing and extremely imaginative but the story’s pace was just off with lulls that diminished my interest. There was just enough to make me want to know the outcome but nothing that invested me into the character’s plight.
I received this ARC copy of Stealer from A.M. Yates in exchange for a honest review.