Blurb via Goodreads:
Maid of Secrets is a story full of excitement, mystery and action. I loved this book and I believe that Jennifer McGowan did a magnificent job in developing the characters and the relationships in this book. Queen Elizabeth has just taken the throne and she is faced with people, foreign and close, who wish to see her off the throne. In order to uncover the truth of what is happening and to keep her crown safe, she has contracted five maids to be her spies. Meg is employed as the eyes and ears of the queen and is to report on anything she overhears, but she is not only responding on the queen, but is asked to spy on her as well. As Meg goes through her time as a spy she is forced to do things that go against her conscience, betray her friends, and she falls for an unlikely courtier. I loved the development of the plot, how the mystery was mixed in and the excitement of trying to figure out what comes next. The book is lengthy, but there is never a dull moment. It was nice to have a book so well detailed and explained that I couldn't put it down until I finished the last page. I also enjoyed learning the pasts of a few of the maids and to see how it brought them all together. Maid of Secrets is a fresh new tale in the young adult literature world and I think it will be met with a great response!
- Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan
Learn a little about the Author, Jennifer McGowan
Author Bio via Goodreads:
Jennifer McGowan writes Young Adult romance full of swash and buckle. Her first novel, MAID OF SECRETS, debuts in Spring, 2013 from Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.
Age: Royal Secret
Came From: A small town in northern Ohio
Became a Maid of Honor: After bringing her tale of spygirls to the noble city, and winning the favor of the great house of Simon (& Schuster).
Special Skill: Matrix-like reflexes, superior strength, fabulous wit… okay, ah – we’ll get back to you on that.
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