Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Book Review:The Lady Rogue by: Jenn Bennett

Release Date: September 3, 2019
from Simon Pulse
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Source: I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it."

My Thoughts:

This book hit all the right spots for me! It was so much fun and I just adored the characters so much. It has a real addictive quality to it and was just so easy for me to devour. 

I loved Theo so much! She was so fierce and so smart and had such an inquisitive mind. She has a knack for puzzles and all things paranormal… which is why she is rightly annoyed when her father leavers her behind on his treasure hunting adventures. I loved Theo because she knew her worth and she did not give up. She took action and was stubborn and kept doing what she believed was right and needed to be done. And then we had Huck who I just adored. Poor Huck, he is not a big fan of the paranormal and when you are with Theo there is no avoiding it. I loved the dynamic here and that Huck readily admitted when he was afraid. He was funny and sweet and charming and I LOVED his constant use of incorrect clichés. And then the banter when Theo corrected him was amazing. Honestly their banter as a whole was amazing. These two have so much to work through but I loved them so much. One of my favorite things about this book was that it really heavily focused on Theo and Huck and didn’t have too expansive of a cast. Don’t get me wrong, I love big casts but there is something to be said for really getting to know two characters very well and following them along in their adventure.

This book had such an addictive plot and I loved following Theo and Huck and they traveled in search of her father and uncovered secrets of Dracula’s ring along the way. These two get into so much trouble and it is so much fun. This book gets going really quickly and it does not let up from beginning to end. I loved the pacing and I loved keeping up with these two. And I really loved the balance of the mystery and the action and the romance.

All in all, The Lady Rogue was a really enjoyable read. I loved the characters and I loved the mystery of it all. Great read for readers who enjoy historical novels with a splash of fantasy.

3 comments:

  1. I've seen good things about this one, and I do love Jenn Bennett's books. I'm glad she's getting back to paranormal/fantasy! Great review, Teresa Mary Rose! :)

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  2. Theo and Huck sound like such fun characters! I love good banter and agree with you that it's nice when an author really focuses on the main. characters without dividing attention amongst a large cast. I'm glad this story was so addictive and fun. I need to check it out! Excellent Review Teresa!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  3. I haven't heard of this book before but I always love a book with good banter. Thank you for a great review.

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

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