Saturday, June 30, 2018

Game of Secrets by Kim Foster - ADVISABLE

Game of Secrets by Kim Foster, 368 pages.  Sky Pony Press, 2018.  $18.

Language: PG (9 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (bloody deaths)



Since her parents died, Felicity has barely managed to keep herself and her little brother Nate alive on the streets of Victoria’s London.  Felicity knows that Nate is one of the Tainted and she will do what she must in order to protect him.  When a dandy comes into the market accompanied by Hunstmen whose primary target are the Tainted, not only does Felicity’s best friend die, but Felicity is exposed as Tainted and hauled off to prison to await her death. Instead, she is rescued by other Tainted, who call themselves the Morgana, and she is recruited into their fight to protect all of England and fight against the Huntsmen. But for a girl from the meanest streets, the enemy are not the only danger.

Fans of Gail Carriger’s Finishing School series or Ying Lee’s Agency series will embrace another dimension of fantasy or mystery based in Victorian England.  Great action, if a bit bloody, and the Tainted/Morgana add a nice dimension.  

Cindy, Middle School Librarian

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