Sunday, October 6, 2013

REVIEW: Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Palace of Spies
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A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't.

Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love...

History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.
I received this book from NetGalley to review honestly. The author did a really good job making you feel the historical setting in this book. I had a lot of fun getting to know Peggy. An orphan living with her aunt, uncle, and cousin, gets set up for an arranged marriage by her uncle. He turns out to be a horrid man that rapes her and then she informs her uncle that she does not intend to go through with the engagement. Her uncle in return, kicks her out. The man who rescued her from her bethrothed, who claims to know have known her mother, comes to rescue for her for a second time and gives her a position in King George's court masquerading as Lady Francesca. Peggy then begins to investigate into the real Lady Francesca's death. This story was very intriguing and written well for the most part. The story is very building all the way up to the end, however there wasn't a very large amount of awe put on the discovery of the culprit. I did enjoy this story and would recommend this story to young adults who want to read a decent mystery with a very empowering heroine. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 shields!

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