The Lady Rouge by Jenn Bennett
Published by Simon Pulse; Reprint edition on September 3, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
2019 challenge: BBLC 2019
I would give this book 5 for a review.
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 returns 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.
I simply adored this book. I flew through this read. I thought this was firstly a solid standalone but am dying for more books following these characters. I simply loved Theodora characters so much and found her to be unique heroine and loved it. I also loved how this was structure with the narrative and also the letters. I loved both the setting of this book and found it to such a refreshing read. I loved the mystery elements and how this book played with fantasy elements. I loved how even thought this book focused on two characters we did meet so many others characters that easily expanded the world. I thought the romance in this book was so awesome and loved the hate to love mix with a blast from the past romance. I loved the plot of this book and found it to both unique and different if you enjoy books like hunting prince dracula. I also found the writing and pacing to be easy to read and hard to put down. Such a solid read.