Author: Sharon Cameron
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Rating: 4.5/5 stars!
History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?
Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.
As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
SO FREAKING GOOD.
First off, it’s futuristic a re-imagining of The Scarlet Pimpernel. That alone should make you want to read it. I mean, HOW COOL IS THAT? That said, it doesn’t directly follow the plot line of The Scarlet Pimpernel, which means there are an insane amount of twists and turns!
SO MUCH SUSPENSE. I was biting my fingernails at every point! It was also really frustrating when the protagonist thought she was 5 steps ahead, when really others were.
The character interactions were insanely funny! That alone was probably my favorite part of the book.
The story arc was really strong, and it flowed beautifully.
However, some situations made me a little confused, though it might have been the tired mindset I was reading it in. But other than that, it was great!