Monday, August 19, 2019

Review: Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Title: The Lady Rogue
Author: Jenn Bennett
Series: Stand Alone (may become a series)
Genre: YA Fantasy/Historical
Published By: Simon Pulse (September 3, 2019)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 5 Solid Stars!!


Book Description:
The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.


Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.









Is there anything better than a Jenn Bennett book? Why yes there is. A book by Jenn Bennett that is unlike anything that she has every written before. A touch of the magical and mysterious. Romance and even better still, set all in a beautiful mysterious historical setting and time that appeals to my ever love of the genre itself. 

I never knew what I was missing until this book came into my life. Jenn Bennett writing a historical mystery with a touch of romance, danger, and the paranormal. Goodness, yes please! 

And all I can say is WOW! This meet my expectations and then thoroughly blew them away. I loved every single things about it. To the legends, lore, witchcraft. Curses. Black magic, love, family dynamics, mystery...goodness, just all of it. I want more. I am hoping, wishing and keeping my fingers crossed that this becomes a series but heck yeah does this girl want more. 

Theodora was everything I love in a stubborn, smart, and strong willed heroine. Huck in a fun loving, support, and swoon worthy hero and her father, even he was hard to like, but not to love. ;) 

So well done, so much fun, and so addictive. I need more!






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*



46 comments:

  1. I have this one pre-ordered for my cousin's birthday, now I need to snag a copy of my own! Your review has me intrigued! Great review!

    Simply Angela

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    1. Read it too, you will love it. Seriously, so much fun!

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  2. Wohoo for 5 stars! I'm excited for something new and different from Jen and it looks like it delivers. :)

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  3. Th characters sound wonderful and I'm always up for a bit of magic too. Great review!

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  4. I saw this on NetGalley and I was *very* tempted to request it, but I knew that I wasn't going to be read it soon. This sounds wonderful and I like that it has a great mix of genres and themes. It kinda reminds me of her adult historical paranormal romance series, which I still need to finish.

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    1. I've only read one book in that series but loved it. I need to get back to it, but yeah, in a way it is a lot like it.

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  5. This book sounds fantastic! I love when you read a book by an author you already love and it blows your expectations out of the water. This sounds so great from the historical setting, to the magic, mystery, romance, and paranormal elements! Awesome Review Ali :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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    1. I couldn't agree more, so much fun when that happens! Thanks so much Lindy!!

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  6. I love this author and I haven't read this one so I'm quite curious!

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    1. I really love her as well so I know you will too!

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  7. I have a copy of this one, and I am eagerly looking forward to see what else Bennett can do. Glad it was a win for you!

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    1. I bet you like it Heidi, it really was so much fun and so different from her norm but in a good way.

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  8. 5 stars?! That's so awesome! Jenn totally knows how to write just about anything! I can't wait to pick this up!

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  9. I must confess this is the first time I am hearing of the author. You make me want to go and get this one.

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    1. I know you like more adult reads, definitely try one of those, they are amazing as well!

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  10. I loved Jenn Bennett's Roaring Twenties series which was adult/historical/paranormal and her Arcadia Bell series (still need to finish it) so I'm thrilled about this one. This is the first I've heard of it, and it sounds amazing! Wonderful review! :)

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    1. Her Arcadia Bell is my favorite! I still need to finish her Roaring 20's but I will get there. ;)

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  11. Jenn Bennett may be the author I most want to try at this point haha! I've been wanting to read her Serious Moonlight and now this one pops up! Sounds great. Love the sound of the mysteriousness and paranormal elements.

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    1. I can't recommend her enough Greg, try something of her's, anything really, you won't be disappointed!

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  12. There' just something about her books <3. I'm looking forward to reading this!

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    1. So true and I think you will love this Christy. ;) Good to see you by the way!! <3

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  13. i love when a favorite author can throw me a surprise. happy reading
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  14. Ooh historical mystery and paranormal elements? I'm intrigued! I still need to read a book by Bennett!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It was so good, I can't recommend it enough!

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  15. You really liked this one, I can tell. It sounds as though it's a good one.

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  16. I've enjoyed her adult Roaring 20's books and her teen books. This one looks so cool. Glad you loved it.

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    1. If you liked those you will love this one as well I think. ;)

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  17. I need this book in my life. Even your review left me wanting more.

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  18. Thanks for your review of this book.

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  19. Ok from reader who doesn't usually care for YA this one is going ding ding ding in my head. Great review and I'm looking it up right now. Thanks Kindlemom
    btw I'm back :) xo

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    1. Glad you are back Debbie! And if it helps, this doesn't feel YA at all, in fact most of her YA doesn't for whatever reason.

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  20. I adore Bennett's contemporaries, but was on the fence about this one, since it's outside my normal realm, but I am ecstatic to hear it was a hit for you, and will definitely have to check it out.

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