by: Victoria Lamb
This is a must read for people who enjoy history with a bit of magic! The history behind the story is between Queen Mary and her sister Elizabeth during the time that Queen Mary had Elizabeth imprisoned as a suspected traitor to the throne. This main character of this book is Elizabeth's maid servant, Meg, who happens to be a witch. The story is non-stop action from the moment you pick up the book till the very end. It reads easily and effortlessly, giving you a solid sense of the time and place as while as providing many delightful characters that you care deeply about.
This is a young adult book that I would recommend to many teens. The love interest is age appropriate with no graphic content. I will be eagerly awaiting book two of this series to see what happens to Meg (...and Alejandro de Castillo!) This was a book that once I finished reading it I exclaimed, "Yay" out loud to my household. It was just that good.