Thus starts the story, THE SHADOW THIEVES. At first I thought this book was yet another take on the popular UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.
Boy, was I mistaken! This tale follows Charlotte and her cousin Zee, who comes to visit from England. Weird things start happening with his arrival. Kids start falling ill. A very cute kitten appears out of nowhere and demands to go home with her. And what's with those white-faced, yellow-eyed men in tuxedos, who follow her everywhere.
I thought this story had a clever way of combining Greek mythology with two modern day kids. The story kept my interest and I found myself looking up some Greek characters. I have to admit, my knowledge of Greek mythology is rusty after all these years. The author does a great job of describing the underworld, the immortals, and the fate of those who die. I'd like to see some of these Gods in our world--which I'm sure the author will do with her follow-up book.
I feel that readers will enjoy this tale and maybe even want to check out some more stories that deal with Greek legends.