Monday, 12 August 2013

Review: Maid of Secrets

Maid of Secrets
Publication Date: May 7th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Own

Seventeen-year-old Meg Fellowes is a wry, resourceful thief forced to join an elite group of female spies in Queen Elizabeth’s Court. There she must solve a murder, save the Crown, and resist the one thing that will become her greatest freedom–and her deadliest peril.
For Meg and her fellow spies are not alone in their pursuit of the murderer who stalks Windsor Castle.
A young, mysterious Spanish courtier, Count Rafe de Martine, appears at every turn in the dark and scandal-filled corridors of the Queen’s summer palace. And though secrets and danger are Meg’s stock-in-trade, she’s never bargained on falling in love…
Oh My Queen. -curtsy-
Now, I don't dislike Historical Fiction, but usually it doesn't hold me as much as other genres,  but this has spies people, spies. I just had to read it. I had no clue what I let myself in for.
Let me introduce to you the Maid of (Freaking awesome) Secrets.
Meg Fellowes, orphan, a thief in the Golden Rose acting troupe who put on plays to entertain people before they take their money and any other valuable possessions on the unsuspecting victims. Meg's one of the best, but when she pick-pockets one of Queen Elizabeth Is' trusted men and gets caught she's taken and is brought forth to Windsor Castle and subjected to training to replace one of the Queens' Maid of Honour's. The five of them, the ever dangerous and every ounce of spy, Jane, the incredibly scholar Anna, the youngest, shy and unsure Sophia, whose fainting really should get an award, and the prim and proper (and sometimes over-indulgent bitch) Beatrice, and Meg.