Teen Review: “Thief Eyes” by Janni Lee Simner
Insisting on accompanying her dad to Iceland, Haley has no idea how much of a risk she is taking when she travels to the place her mother disappeared the year before. Haley, not having grown up in Iceland, has no idea of the tales about Hallegerd’s spell. Hallegerd seeks out her female descendants to take her place in an unhappy marriage. Haley takes a silver coin offered to her, letting in a most dangerous fire. The fire turns out to be the same one that consumed Haley’s also unaware mother. With the help of Ari, Haley sets out to return the coin and stop the fire from being unleashed on Iceland. Can Haley make it before the fire consumes her, too? This books was filled with interesting Icelandic lore that I had never heard of before.
Aedan, Central TLLC, 17