Thursday, March 17, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Exile for Dreamers: A Stranje House Novel by Kathleen Baldwin


BLURB:

The newest book in a captivating new YA series set in Regency England that the New York Times Book Reviewcalls "enticing from the first sentence."

Tess can't run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Dreams bring nothing but death and grief, and Tess refuses to accept that she may be destined for the same madness that destroyed her mother. Until her disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her friends at Stranje House from Lady Daneska and her lover, the Ghost-agent of Napoleon, who has escaped from Elba. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator?

Fans of Gail Carriger, Patricia Wrede, and Caroline Stevermer will love this Regency-era alternate history filled with spunky heroines, handsome young lords, and dastardly villains.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 3 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

I absolutely love Kathleen Baldwin's new series. This is the second book in the series and it's just as good, if not better, than the first book!

My favorite character is Jane because she is (as Alexander stated) a badger. She has a fiery personality and knows what she wants. Nobody will get in her way! 

My favorite part is when Gabriel dives into the water to save Tess because you can tell how much he really loves her. 

This spy school for girls has been executed PERFECTLY!  Ms. Baldwin brilliantly set this novel in the Napoleon era and this is one book that is impossible to put down! 

I recommend this book to anyone that loves brave girls, adventure and great friendships. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up. 

**This book's publishing date is May 24, 2016. Be sure to get your copy!