I grabbed a copy of The Star Thief from Netgalley earlier this year after reading the blurb. I’m always looking for interesting reads for my middle grade readers. This one is quite long- a little more than 400 pages or so, but very adventurous and never boring. You can see my review below.
Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Hardcover: 416 pages
The Star Thief by Lindsey Becker is a fantasy chapter book for middle grade ages but can be read by anyone who enjoys a good fantasy, including adults.
We loved all the characters, especially Honorine. The story moves fast and becomes an exciting adventure. The author is so imaginative to have created this story and the way she incorporated living constellations along with the detailed steamship makes it so fantastic and magical. This is a book I would’ve loved reading when I was in grade school.
We loved the few illustrations that were included, but wanted more.
Looking forward to more from this author.
Thank you Netgalley for sharing a copy of The Star Thief with me.
Honorine’s life as as maid at the Vidalia mansion is rather dull, dusting treasures from faraway places and daydreaming in front of maps of the world. But everything changes when she catches two brutish sailors ransacking Lord Vidalia’s study, and then follows a mysterious girl with wings out into the night….
Suddenly, Honorine is whisked into the middle of a battle between the crew of a spectacular steamship and a band of mythical constellations. The stars in the sky have come to life to defend themselves against those who want to harness their powers. Much to her surprise, Honorine is the crux of it all, the center of an epic clash between magic and science, the old ways and the new. But can this spirited young girl bring both sides of a larger-than-life fight together before they unleash an evil power even older than the stars?
Lindsey Becker can be found on Goodreads
The Star Thief is her first book.