Reviewed by Taylor H (Library Staff)
The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett is a historical novel that follows Theodora Fox as she races across 1937 Europe to rescue her father and find Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring before their enemies do. This book has some of everything: treasure hunting, adventure, romance, fast-paced action, and dangerous magic. Bennett kept me turning pages and needing to know what would happen next. I liked the main characters and the story’s premise. Despite that, though, I didn’t enjoy the book overall as much as I thought I would. It just wasn’t entirely what I expected, and I didn’t feel entirely satisfied when I closed it. This slight dissatisfaction probably comes from the fact that I read another historical novel a few months ago that also involved Vlad the Impaler’s legacy (Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco, if anyone is interested). That book practically knocked me off my feet, so I think I was expecting this one to do the same. That being said, it was a fun and intriguing read that kept me interested throughout. If you like adventure and deadly intrigue, I would recommend picking this one up.
Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC BENNETT)