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Palace of Spies - Sarah Zettel
Palace of Spies
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A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't. Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's... show more
A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't. Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . . History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780544074118 (0544074114)
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Palace of Spies (#1)
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Inspiring Insomnia
Inspiring Insomnia rated it
4.0 A Most Dangerous Deception: Palace of Spies, Book One
The hot pink cover of Palace of Spies doesn’t really scream “18th century,” but underneath all that fuchsia is a fun tale of historical fiction. Peggy Fitzroy is an orphan in England, living under the guardianship of her wealthy uncle. While she has all the necessities provided for her, along with...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
4.0 Wit and intrigue
Author Sarah Zettel has picked out an interesting and, I think, under-used era for her witty YA spy thriller set during the reign of the first of the Hanover Georges, when Jacobites still schemed to put a Stuart back on England’s throne. Sixteen year old orphan Peggy Fitzroy has been well educated, ...
Bows & Bullets Book Blog
Bows & Bullets Book Blog rated it
5.0 Review for Palace Of Spies (Palace Of Spies #1) by Sarah Zettel
Peggy Fitzroy’s led a normal life. That is, until her uncle kicked her out for refusing to marry the dastardly scoundrel he chose for her. Forced into the streets, Peggy is desperate for a way to support herself in a time where women were not allow to have an occupation. Under duress, she allows her...
Literary, etc
Literary, etc rated it
3.0 Book Review: Sarah Zettel’s Palace of Spies
Margaret “Peggy” Preston Fitzroy is in a pickle. She’s just rejected the marriage offer her uncle Pierpont arranged. Peggy has a reason for this decision and when she tries to explain it to her uncle he issues her an ultimatum: accept the suit or be thrown out of the house. Peggy’s fate was sealed t...
In Libris Vita
In Libris Vita rated it
5.0 Spellbinding series debut!
Spellbinding! Deft mixture of history and suspense. This may have been geared for a YA audience, but it kept me glued to the pages. It's a quick read. At first I couldn't figure out how they were going to make a series out of this, but it became clear at the end that there are a few threads in the s...
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