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Painted devils / words and interior illustrations Margaret Owen.

Owen, Margaret, 1986- (author,, illustrator.). Owen, Margaret, 1986- Sequel to: Little thieves. (Added Author).


"Reformed" jewel thief and scam artist Vanja accidentally starts a cult around a Low God, the Scarlet Maiden, who claims Emeric as her virgin sacrifice, and desperate to save the only man she's ever cared for, Vanja seeks a dangerous alternative.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250831163
  • ISBN: 1250831164
  • Physical Description: 504 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Sequel to Little thieves.
Includes glossary.
"If you made it through Little Thieves, you ought to be fine with this one. That said, this story contains the following potential triggers: verbal and physical abuse, abandonment, anxiety and panic attacks, blood and gore, mention of animal death (off-page), misuse of animal carcass, cults, mention of death of a parent (off-page), body image issues, and sexual situations. Oh, and for one unfortunate prefect: horses." -- colophon
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 to 18.
850L Lexile
Subject: Cults > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Gods > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Fraud > Fiction.
Human sacrifice > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

  • 27 of 34 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 34 total copies.
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Hudson (Fontana) YA OWEN (Text) 39493109933509 Young Adult New Fiction Available -