Sunday, October 8, 2023

Lady of Disguise Revew




 About the Book

Only the hidden treasure will allow Louisa and her sister to gain their freedom. England, 1388. All her life, Louisa’s dreamed of finding the rumored “Giant’s Treasure,” a collection of ancient, lost riches said to be hidden on a mountaintop in Scotland, guarded by a fierce monster. It’s a story her father used to tell her, and when he dies and she and her younger sister have to go live with their shiftless, greedy uncle, Louisa is determined to find that treasure. It’s the hope that has kept her defying her uncle’s efforts to marry her off to the highest bidder. After her uncle starts to parade Louisa’s twelve-year-old sister Margaret in front of potential husbands, Louisa realizes she has no time to waste. She disguises herself as a boy and takes off for Scotland. But the road is a harsher place than she’d imagined, and she is relieved to find a friend in the knight, Sir Charles, who goes along with her on her journey. Charles is intrigued by this young woman who claims her name is “Jack” and is set on going to Scotland. He goes along, pretending to believe she is a boy, in order to make sure nothing bad happens to her. As they meet new friends along the road, and as Louisa comes clean about her identity, the pair find themselves falling in love. But what will happen when they reach Scotland? Will they find their independence and the freedom to marry in the form of a buried treasure, or will the monster from Louisa’s own past keep the young couple apart? (Goodreads)


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My Thoughts


I have read a handful of books by this author so I was excited to read her up and coming novel. It is considered to be young adult which I think holds true. The main plot point is the romance and I didn't find it to be inappropriate for teens. The book starts off with a bang and I truly had no idea what would happen. There is a lot that takes places right at the start that had me cheering. By the middle of the novel I slowly started to lose interest mostly due to the fact that I didn't love Louisa who is the main character. The best part of the story is the collective group of people who end up on a journey together. I loved the secondary characters and they add SO much to the middle of this book. Sir Charles is a decent hero and all that you would expect in such a retelling. The setting is delightful and the ending wrapped up rather quickly. It is a fluffy easy read that will take you to another world for a short time. It is not my favorite story but still an entertaining read. 

Three Stars. 

"I received this book from NetGalley for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."










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