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  • Threadneedle

  • By: Cari Thomas
  • Narrated by: Bea Holland
  • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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Threadneedle

By: Cari Thomas
Narrated by: Bea Holland
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Summary

The Sunday Times number four best seller.

Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic. 

Magic and love. Love and magic. They destroy everything in the end....

Anna’s aunt has always warned her of the dangers of magic. Its twists. Its knots. Its deadly consequences.

Now Anna counts down the days to the ceremony that will bind her magic forever.

Until she meets Effie and Attis.

They open her eyes to a London she never knew existed. A shop that sells memories. A secret library where the librarian feeds off words. A club where revellers lose themselves in a haze of spells.

But as she is swept deeper into this world, Anna begins to wonder if her aunt was right all along.

Is her magic a gift...or a curse?

©2020 Cari Thomas (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An enthralling and original fantasy, woven inside a magical web of lies." (Jay Kristoff, Sunday Times best-selling author of Nevernight and Empire of the Vampire)

"The magic both gleams and threatens. There are riddles and puzzles to be solved and there’s a library - trust me, it’s a good one. You’ll want to give this a try." (Sunday Times best-selling author Robin Hobb)

"A bewitching tale of magic, family secrets and twisted affections, of finding your true self in a world of treacherous mystery. Prepare to be charmed!" (David Wragg, author of The Black Hawks)

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Totally Magic

I am not a YA, but an adult, looking for magical escapism...what a book! I have already recommended it to my friends and their teens. I can't wait for the next book.

The audio version is well read wirh the performance being brilliant.

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Incredible book

What a read! Gripped from start to finish, love the world she has created and can’t wait for the next book already! Highly recommend!

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Unremitting depressing

This one was not for me. Abandoned it after 17 chapters. There seems no let up in the miserable circumstances of the heroine. Wanted to love it, but didn't.

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  • LJ
  • 03-06-21

why

Just couldnt get behind the characters and the story line is so slow I have given up.

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okay soooo

IF YOU HAVE A TRIGGER ON ABUSE DONE NY PARENTS/PARENTAL FIGURES DO NOT READ! THE STORY BASICALLY REVOLVES ON THIS!

The book was a slog to get through in the beginning, got kind of good in the middle and then in the last hour or so lost itself completely.
I don't know if it was my fever or did the book just put me through a bad high but I came out the other one more confused than going in and with a persistent headache.

In essence the book had potential which it fails to live up to and its 20 hours you'll never get back. Just look up the ending on the internet you get the same expirience it just doesn't take so long.

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What a Find!

1 week ago I met a lady in the grounds of Chepstow Castle. I had my dogs with me and she hers, a very large Husky! We talked about our dogs (she had another at home) and she happened to mention that she was in Chepstow to support her friend Cari who was, that day, attending a promo signing of her new book, Threadneedle. I remembered seeing, in the window of our local book shop, a vivid, red patterned, front cover promoting the signing. I said I would definitely look it up, we then said goodbye. I did do just that and was intreged enough to download it from Audible. Well! What a joy! Although its subject matter will probably attract much younger people as the storyline involves teenagers, I at my grand old age (??) throughly enjoyed it. I listened to the whole book in two days. Beautifully written, tight writing style, which I love, the author also has a good if not brilliant command of the English language, each word was perfectly chosen. The plot was well thought out and had many twists and turns. The narrator was just as amazing, beautifully read, loved her voice and pronunciation of every word was clear and concise. Loved the whole package!

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  • Katie
  • 03-05-22

loved it! Harry potter for a mature audience

I will admit at first I was a little sceptical it was just another YA magic book that would be predictable. it almost convinces you that it is until everything flips on you and you realise all these tiny detailed weaved into the story lead to plot twist after plot twist. I won't say anything more to spoil it but this story is far from predictable (I'm my opinion at least). the only think I will say is it need a big bold trigger warning as it deals with many mature and difficult topics that may be uncomfortable for people expecting an innocent story about 16 year olds. they did feel a bit young to be dealing with the issues they did but I think its probably sadly a reflection of the stolen childhoods that some 16 yours old don't get. overall this story was wonderful, I was lost in it time and time again, it gave me the same sensation as reading Harry potter for the first time as a child. loved it! now to try wait for what's next in the story!

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