Halloween is tomorrow and I'm glad I get to share with you my review of The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett. It has all the right vibes for the season, and it is packed with never ending adventure.
Keep reading to find out more about this book, and my thoughts on it.
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 returns 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.
There were so many familiar elements in The Lady Rogue that it took me forever to get through it because I couldn't help comparing it to books I've read this year (mostly SJTR book 2: Hunting Prince Dracula). The Lady Rogue was packed with never-ending action that took the characters in a search across countries, while being chased themselves.
I cannot remmark enough how action-packed this book is. The characters, Theo and Huck are always in some sort of nerve-wracking situation, I swear sometimes it gave me anxiety. The author didn't give them a break and they were always in trouble--stranded somewhere, being chased by someone and with no money.
Theodosia was the strong character I thought she would be--smart, stubborn, and daring. Her companion, Huck, gave me some major Thomas Cresswell vibes (it didn't help the fact that I started the book thinking of SJTR), he was charming, sassy and loyal. I'm not a big fan of some of the other characters in this book, especially Theo's father, but even though he is the one Theo and Huck spend their time looking for, I couldn't care less for the man.
The search is fascinating and it includes historical fiction elements that gave the story more depth. This book is perfect for adventure lovers, with slow burning romance and main characters you'll love.
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Here is all the info for The Lady Rogue:
Reading Challenge No.: 29/70
Author: Jenn Bennett
Publication Date: September 3, 2019
Length: ~ 372 pages
Series or Standalone? #Standalone
"I stood in stockinged feet with my hands up in the air, like Napoleon surrendering after the Battle of Waterloo."
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