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Thief Eyes The latest YA fantasy book from Bones of Faerie author Janni Lee Simner After her mother mysteriously disappears sixteen year old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland where her mother w

  • Title: Thief Eyes
  • Author: Janni Lee Simner
  • ISBN: 9780375866296
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • The latest YA fantasy book from Bones of Faerie author Janni Lee Simner After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen year old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protectorThe latest YA fantasy book from Bones of Faerie author Janni Lee Simner After her mother mysteriously disappears, sixteen year old Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland, where her mother was last seen There, amidst the ancient fissures and crevices of that volcanic island, Haley meets gorgeous Ari, a boy with a dangerous side who appoints himself her protector.When Haley picks up a silver coin that entangles her in a spell cast by her ancestor Hallgerd, she discovers that Hallgerd s spell and her mother s disappearance are connected to a chain of events that could unleash terrifying powers and consume the world Haley must find a way to contain the growing fires of the spell and her growing attraction to Ari.Janni Lee Simner brings the fierce romance and violent passions of Iceland s medieval sagas into this twenty first century novel, with spellbinding results.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. I loved this book so much that I read it in one day. I'm always impressed when a book inspires a burning desire to read another book this case, it's the Icelandic saga Njal's Saga. Thief Eyes is about a sixteen-year-old girl, Haley, who follows her father to Iceland so she can see the place where her mother disappeared a year previously. There she finds a strange coin that brings her nothing but trouble. Soon she discovers that her mother was caught in an ancient magic--and, by picking up the co [...]

    2. I found this book confusing. About Haley's ancestors and everything--was it because I have no background on the Iceland legend this was based on? If that's the case, then it's a huge drawback for readers. There were so many things that were not normal, and they weren't explained, and Haley wasn't even that surprised about them. I mean, if I was Haley and I was suddenly in this weird situation, I'd be shocked. Haley wasn't.I'm not sure if it was the pacing, but even until the end, I wasn't so sur [...]

    3. (2.5-3stars)Thief Eyes leads us to the unstable geological planes of Iceland where Haley tries to uncover the truth of her mothers disappearance. When she finds out that sorcery is the reason her family is broken and she is also in danger of the same doom her mother had faced, Haley has to break the pattern that was set over thirty generations agoWhile I absolutely love the concept of legends, magic and madness I'm afraid this was poorly delivered in terms of writing pace, character development [...]

    4. A magnificently weaved tale of magic and lore, Thief Eyes spins a new twist on sorcery. Pulling in several elements in unexpected ways, Simner has created a piece that is both refreshing and engaging. Set in Iceland and heavy on the culture and land, there are numerous unique aspects of this book.Starting with a prologue that will capture the reader’s attention and spark many questions, the book spends only a small amount of time settling in before the action picks up and the plot really begin [...]

    5. This book shares a lot in common with the basic structure of Bones of Faerie: an angry but powerless dad, a daughter who doesn't communicate with him, a runaway (magical) mom, the daughter has to go find her. How the first person she meets is the possible boyfriend.That said, Simner addresses the issue of a broken family from a different angle, always with the eye on the teen view. Haley and Ari are both from broken homes, something they talk about on their adventure, as they try to figure out h [...]

    6. When her mother mysteriously disappears in Iceland, Haley and her father are shocked and confused. Somehow Haley convinces her father to take her to Iceland. Hoping for some closure, Haley instead finds herself entangled in what she thought was only Norse mythology and Icelandic sagas. Her possession of an ancient silver coin, a gift from her ancestors, ties her inexplicable to a powerful spell cast long ago by her maternal ancestor Hallgerd, a woman and sorceress who would do anything to escape [...]

    7. A wonderful book, and one that I plan to read again.This fantasy entrancingly brings the reader into a fun combination of modern day and Nordic mythology. In addition to wonderful developed and realistic characters, this book is like a visit to Iceland. Simner captures the setting perfectly. So many great writing craft things in this book: characters, use of endowed objects, fantasy techniques. Also of interest is the use of intertextual references to modern books and film. As I said, Thief Eyes [...]

    8. Taking the Icelandic myths as a jumping-off place, Simner weaves a tale of enchantment about a contemporary teen separated from her father, searching for her missing mother. Helped along the way by a raven, a fox and a shape-shifting bear, Haley braves danger to find out the truth and her way back.I really liked the fox character and wished he had more of a role to play in her search, but he was there when it mattered.I once wrote a historical novel. It was August in Tucson, and I was stuck in t [...]

    9. Original review posted on The Book Smugglers HEREThief Eyes opens as a young woman called Hallgerd casts a spell, raging against her father and a broken promise. The spell – cast with fire and coin – takes Hallgerd through time as she searches down the line of her female descendants, trying to find someone who would trade places with her. But each and every one of her daughter’s daughters, knowing the effects of such a magic spell too well, turn their backs to Hallgerd. Until a thousand ye [...]

    10. (4.5 stars) Thief Eyes begins with a spine-tingling scene of sorcery, in which Hallgerd, a young girl in ancient Iceland, calls upon dangerous powers in order to avoid an unwanted marriage. With this scene, Janni Lee Simner sets an ominous mood, gives us some background information, and provides a few tantalizing hints about what might unfold later.We move then to Haley, a young American girl of today who has just arrived in Iceland with her geologist father. A year ago, Haley’s mother went mi [...]

    11. Thief Eyes starts out in a rift valley in Iceland. Haley has accompanied her father on a research trip, but truly she's there to see for herself the spot where her mother disappeared a year ago.Haley is a genetic descendant of Halgerd, a girl who learned sorcery from her Uncle and used it to cast a spell on a coin to exchange places with a future descendent so she wouldn't have to marry against her will in her own time.Haley's mother picked up the coin, but dropped it, messing up the magic so th [...]

    12. I struggled mightily with this book. Books that blend 'real life' and fantasy typically aren't my cup of tea, but I was willing to give this one a chance because it took place in Iceland. I was hoping that there would be a good blend of Norse mythology/Icelandic sagas.The author attempted to blend these elements and the results weret good. The author butchered the saga elements and themes to within an inch of its life (the saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" pops to mind). I also found myse [...]

    13. Thief Eyes is a YA adventure novel steeped in Icelandic culture. Haley, an American teenager, persuades her father to take her to Iceland on his research trip. Both of them are haunted by the mysterious disappearance of Haley's mother a year earlier. Haley's father thinks her mom just ran away and had an accident, but his colleage, Katrin, thinks that Haley's mother was the victim of sorcery. As it turns out, Katrin is right.Simner ties in Haley's adventures with Norse mythology and Njall's saga [...]

    14. To be honest, this book scared me a bit to pick up and read. I really like the author's book before this, "Bones of Faerie," and I was wondering what she was going to do with this one.At first, I thought it was just going to be a retread of the other story: girl hero, missing mom, daddy issues. But, as I got reading, this actually turned out to be much more original and different than I expected. There ended up being quite a few things about this book that I loved. The use of Norse mythology for [...]

    15. I started reading this book without expecting too much. The plot sounded okay, but other than that, I didn't even think I'd like it.The book's pretty good. The storyline focused more on the plot itself, which is a relief, otherwise I'd be closing this book and placing it under "dropped" rather than reading through so many romantic scenes. Not much swearing, either. Maybe about three to five times only.Simner also did a good job with maintaining the characters with their personalities, though I c [...]

    16. I probably spent more time glaring at this books and telling it how much I hated it that I did actually reading it.I'm pretty sure it took me about three months(??) to read it, and I regret every page of it. Worst. book. Ever.The plot was slow and severely dull, the characters didn't do a whole lot for me, and for a 256 page book is seemed to drag on for a lifetime. Amazingly enough, the only character I didn't hate was Halgerd, the antagonist, because she seemed to actually have some depth to h [...]

    17. I really enjoyed this. Like BONES OF FAERIE it's very different from most material out there right now. This is basically the tie up of a 1000 yr old Icelandic saga.Over 1000 yrs ago a young girl's (Hallgerd) father promised her she could choose her own destiny. When she became of age though he married her off to someone she didn't love. She casts a spell to get one of the daughters on her line to switch places with her.A 1000 yrs later a husband and wife from the States are in Iceland. He's a g [...]

    18. An adventurous fantasy that takes place in Iceland, based on characters from Norse & Icelandic mythologies/sagas, with an American teen girl trying to find her mother, who disappeared there a year before. She and an Icelandic boy end up in an alternate world where they must battle against spells, flames that cause earthquakes, and shapeshifters. An engrossing read that will keep you guessing until the end.

    19. I really loved this book! Just the perfect mix of contemporary and fantasy. Loved the very decent Ari, who is a good guy and not a Bad Boy. Loved the accuracy of the linguistics (sometimes they speak in Icelandic and sometimes English, and Ari’s English is correct but a little awkward—the details are very nice.)

    20. I've actually been fascinated by Iceland for a couple years, but Thief Eyes is my first fictional encounter with it. Icelandic sagas and Norse mythology come to life in this well-crafted novel about choices. The teen romance/adventure was entertaining, and I loved the vivid geologic backdrop. Simner's appreciation for ambiguity is what I'm still thinking about, however.

    21. A teenaged girl gets caught up in the aftermath of an old Icelandic curse, and adventure ensues! One of the best and most original YA fantasies I've read in a very long time. Also, there is a talking fox, which is just icing on the cake of awesome.

    22. twists you'd never expect. magic beond this time. this book will capture you within the first chapter, and bring you to a world like our own, but with magic twists on every page.I loved this book, I got so into it, it took me less then a day to read it all! I hope you liked it as much as I did.

    23. The idea was there, it was. But it was very covered, and overshadowed by unnecessary things. Could have not just been my taste.

    24. Simner, J.L. (2010). Thief Eyes. New York: Random House.256 pages.Appetizer: Thirty generations ago, to escape her fate of marrying a man she cared nothing for, a sorceress attempted to exchange her fate with that of one of her descendants.Now Hayley, who has traveled to Iceland in search of her mother who went missing last summer, is haunted by dreams and a strange coin that is connected to an ancient spell. She soon finds herself tangled in her ancestor's spell and in another realm. Not only m [...]

    25. The book theif eyes by Janni Lee Shimner was an ok book. The book was about the two main characters Ari and Haley who got caught up in this magic spell cast by her ancesters after her mother dissappeared. In the beginning I wasn't really a fan of the book. It was all kind of uneventful for the first three quarters. But then once the got back from Munimm's cave things staarted to intertwine and come together. I liked the ending but other than that it wasn't really my thing. If i had to recomend t [...]

    26. ***Spoiler Alert*** What would you do if you were caught in the middle of an ancient saga that begun with your Nordic ancestors. The book Thiefs Eyes is a fantasy novel. In my opinion I think that a Thiefs Eyes was a good book to read because of all the adventure and drama in the novel. Haley travels to Iceland with her father Gabriel to find out what happened to her mother who disappeared one year ago during her trip to Iceland with her husband Gabriel. Haley's father doesnt really want to tell [...]

    27. I've always enjoyed fairy tale retellings. In this case Thief Eyes is a modern take on Njal's Saga, one of the Icelandic sagas. I know nothing about Icelandic myth and very little about Norse mythology but neither does the narrator, Haley. She is descended from Hallgerd, a real character in Njal's Saga, on her mother's side. The story starts out with Hallgerd casting a spell so that she won't have to marry someone she doesn't love. The results of this spell echo through the book and affect Haley [...]

    28. One of my most recent literature fetishes has been stories that are somehow related to Norse mythology. While there are many books that deal with the Norse pantheon out there (though not too many YAs), this book treats it very differently. It is one of the most unusual books I have ever read.The basis of the story is Njal’s Saga, one of the old Icelandic works that border myth and truth. (Many of these old stories correspond to actual locations in Iceland, as specific as characters’ houses.) [...]

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