Bross, Lee Tangled Webs, 304 pages. Disney, 2015. Language: 30+ swears, 0 ‘f’); Violence: PG-13 (brutal beating, stabbing, drowning); Mature Content: PG-13 (whore house, bathing scene).
Arista was pulled from the orphanage at the tender age fo 5 and raised to be a thief. Older now, she passes as a lady, but really only mixes with the social elite in order to take their payments in order to keep her boss/owner from revealing their secrets. Nic, her best friend, has always been at her side, but their desires for the future seem to be going in different directions. When Lady A, as Arista is known to the ton, meets a handsome gentleman one night, she knows that she wants out of this life, however she has to accomplish it.
Tangled Webs has all of the hallmarks if a Victorian romance without the graphic mature content usually present. I loved reading about the intrigue and the glitter – as some of my female students say, it has the right amount of scandalous.
HS – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher