Reader: Claire W.
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: 12/09/14
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book had a great plot. It started out with Imogen 7 years ago and then jumps back to the future. The plot was well written for the most part except the end which was really rushed and fast-paced. Character development was great. You get to see Imogen at 10 and at 17 because of the flashback. The ending took a turn I didn't expect at all and was just okay.
Memorable or Forgettable: Well I love all books placed in Europe because I have a personal connection to that. But this was a great story, especially if you love Prince William and Duchess Kate. It has great supernatural aspects and wraps everything up in the end.
Cover: I love the cover. The maze on the front is mysterious and a really great hook
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Annotation: Imogen once spent every summer in Wickersham, England. But that ended when her parents died in the fire along with her Aunt and Uncle. After that she traveled back to the U.S. to live with her best friend's parents. Then 7 years later a problem arises. Imogen was far off from receiving the throne, but tragedy has hit Wickersham, and now Imogen is the only relative left. Can she go back to Wickersham without horrible memories resurfacing?
tags: supernatural / mystery / historical fiction / romance / ya lit