Friday, October 4, 2019
The Thief Knot by Kate Milford
Set within the fictional town of Nagspeake, The Thief Knot, is part mystery, part adventure. A group of oddly matched kids, pit their wits against a kidnapper. While not the first book in the Greenglass House series, readers can fully enjoy the story without having read the previous books (I recommend them, but don't miss out on this delightful book if the others are not readily at hand).
Nagspeake itself is a town of mystery; inhabitants have psuedonyms to hide their identities (and possibly past tangles with the law). When a local teen goes missing, the adults who have been under the radar are forced to take action. As the daughter of a somewhat notorious couple, Marzana gets included in the search. But she doesn't just want to help, she wants to solve the case with the help of her best friend and a few others included for the skills they can offer.
The teens' adventures take them all throughout the city (above and underground). They learn things about their town that teachers and parents have been hiding. Full of imaginitive escapades, secret tunnels and villains willing to stop at nothing, this book offers a heart-pounding tale that middle grade audiences will love.
If you enjoyed Trenton Lee Stewart's "Mysterious Benedict Society" series or Lemony Snicket's "All the Wrong Questions" series, then you'll love Mitford's "Greenglass House" books!
Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of The Thief Knot from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.