October 12, 2016

#BookReview of Congress of Secrets by Stephanie Burgis & #Giveaway via @Pyr_Books

Congress of SecretsIn 1814, the Congress of Vienna has just begun. Diplomats battle over a new map of Europe, actors vie for a chance at glory, and aristocrats and royals from across the continent come together to celebrate the downfall of Napoleon…among them Lady Caroline Wyndham, a wealthy English widow. But Caroline has a secret: she was born Karolina Vogl, daughter of a radical Viennese printer. When her father was arrested by the secret police, Caroline’s childhood was stolen from her by dark alchemy.

Under a new name and nationality, she returns to Vienna determined to save her father even if she has to resort to the same alchemy that nearly broke her before. But she isn’t expecting to meet her father’s old apprentice, Michael Steinhüller, now a charming con man in the middle of his riskiest scheme ever.

The sinister forces that shattered Caroline’s childhood still rule Vienna behind a glittering façade of balls and salons, Michael’s plan is fraught with danger, and both of their disguises are more fragile than they realize. What price will they pay to the darkness if either of them is to survive?
 





I grew up in America, but now I live in Wales with my husband, fellow writer Patrick Samphire, our sons, "Mr Darcy" and "Baby X", and our crazy-sweet border collie mix, Maya. My MG Regency fantasy trilogy was published in the US as the KAT, INCORRIGIBLE trilogy and in the UK as THE UNLADYLIKE ADVENTURES OF KAT STEPHENSON. The trilogy also has a stand-alone epilogue - the YA novella COURTING MAGIC (set five years after the events of Book 3). 

I also have two adult historical fantasy novels, MASKS AND SHADOWS and CONGRESS OF SECRETS, both published by Pyr Books in 2016, and a new MG fantasy series coming from Bloomsbury UK and US, beginning in Spring 2017 with THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART.

I only rate and review the books that I like, which is why all of my ratings are 4 or 5 stars.


This was definitely not fantasy but I still devoured it!! Holy cow. I just found out there was a book before this one so I will be getting that one too! The action and romance made me happy and mostly the ending did. Both Karolina and Michael deserved it. I loved this book!!











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