The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war.
They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead.
To thwart their plans, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the landmarks of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul and through a web of ancient legends and lies. And unless she can stay one step ahead of beautiful, volatile Stellan, who knows she’s more than she seems, and can decide whether to trust mysterious, magnetic Jack, she may be doomed after all.
This book!!! I'd give it 10 stars, if I could. First, it's one heck of a page-turner. Like, an oops-I-forgot-to-eat page-turner. Parts of it were so tense, I couldn't read it fast enough. Then there are the fabulous settings -- Paris and Istanbul. Then there's the romance, which is so freaking amazing that I'm bursting with writerly envy. Then there's the mystery, which took a turn I didn't suspect at all. Finally, there's the banter between the main characters. This book is banter-tastic, but at all the right points and in just the right amounts.
Basically, you need this book in your life.
Even better, it's book one in a trilogy, so there is more awesome (and more Stellan . . . oops, did I say that out loud?) coming our way!
I'm so privileged to share a release date with Maggie and THE CONSPIRACY OF US. Look for it in your favorite bookstore next week, on January 13th! I'll be getting my very own copy that day, too.
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