I have to say, it was quite interesting reading this book and knowing all the places that Morgan refers to in the modern day scenes of Toronto. A Book of Spirits and Thieves takes place in two different settings. Modern day Toronto and Ancient Mytica, a land where magic exists and seems to be set in ancient times (Roman Empire-ish?). There are three different POVs, first is Crystal Hatcher, a teenage girl barely making it through high school and trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. Second is Farrell Grayson, his family is very rich and involved in some secret society for other rich people. And lastly, Maddox Corso, a boy we know can use some sort of spirit magic who's young and trying to live his life without any trouble. Things start to get a big mixed up with Crystal and her sister open a mysterious package from their aunt only to find an old book with an unreadable language. It's then that things start to pick up and the story unfolds.
It was quite hard for me to get through this book. I think the main reason was that I didn't really like the combination of both a modern and ancient day setting in one book. I guess that's just personal preference, yet I still feel that regardless of genre, a good book should captivate a reader from start to finish and not have any parts where it just feels like things are dragging on. As with most series, the first book is usually an introduction to the world with a lot of terminology thrown at you and can be quite confusing at times. Although I didn't really feel confused or lost while reading I did think the introduction was just a bit too strung out. Most of the main action/ problem solving didn't really occur until the end of the book. This is typical of course but regardless I still think the beginning could've been more captivating.
Will I pick up the next book in the series? Probably not, but thats just my preference. Just by reading the synopsis, I knew I wasn't really interested in this book so if you find yourself the opposite than definitely check it out. It might just turn out to be a favourite for you.