Monday, October 24, 2016

Rebellion of Thieves by Kekla Magoon - OPTIONAL

Magoon, Kekla  Rebellion of Thieves (Robyn Hoodlum, #2), 243 pgs.  Bloomsbury, 2016.  $16.99  Content: Language: PG (1 swear); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG.  

Robyn misses her parents since they were kidnapped by Crown, but now that she knows her mother is being held in Crown’s dungeon she hatches a plan to get her out.  The plan includes Robyn participating in a government sanctioned obstacle course and if she can win then she will get to visit Crown’s home. With Robyn’s band of friends, she stealing from the rich to feed the poor, but she wants her parents so they can be the leaders to bring down Crown.  I thought the first book in this series was fun and I liked all of the minor characters (more than Robyn actually).  

This book was a huge disappointment for many reasons.  First, Robyn is selfish, endangering her friends because of her own agenda-something she does in the first book but still hasn’t learned from.  Second, there is no ending. I get the need to have a cliffhanger because it’s a series, but this book literally stops in the middle of the story-I was so mad I don’t plan on finishing the series.  Third, there is no relationship building.  There is a lot of action and Robyn thinks she is so great, but it’s hard to care about her or any of her friends when they don’t have much character development or connections.  Mature content is a budding homosexual relationship between Robyn and one of her friends.  Violence is a fight in which people are injured. 

MS – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.   

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