Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Review: Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: September 2019

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.

Jen Bennett is quickly becoming a favorite YA author for me.  I have enjoyed everything that I have read by her.  Lady Rogue is no exception.  This is a bit different from her contemporary books  because it has a YA historical fantasy.  I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story featuring Theodora and Huck.  Not only were the characters interesting, the adventure was pretty non -top and very engaging.

My favorite part about the book was the relationship between Theodora and Huck.  It has been about a year since they had any interaction because of a falling out.  They actually talked about the issue multiple times until it was resolved. That is what I have come to love about this author's characters.  They actually communicate with each other and the angst is kept to a minimum.   The cast of characters that they meet while on their hunt for Theo's father was a lot of fun and added a lot of color to the book.  

I'm not sure if this is a stand alone or if it will end up being a series.  I would love to read more about Theodora and Huck in future adventures.  I highly recommend trying this one out if you are a fan of treasure hunt adventures with a little romance thrown in.

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