Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Traitor Angels by Anne Blankman Spoiler free review

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(Thanks to HarperTeen who sent me this ARC for review)
Six years have passed since England’s King Charles II returned from exile to reclaim the throne, ushering in a new era of stability for his subjects.
Except for Elizabeth Milton. The daughter of notorious poet John Milton, Elizabeth has never known her place in this shifting world—except by her father’s side. By day she helps transcribe his latest masterpiece, the epic poem Paradise Lost, and by night she learns languages and sword fighting. Although she does not dare object, she suspects that he’s training her for a mission whose purpose she cannot fathom.
Until one night the king’s men arrive at her family’s country home to arrest her father. Determined to save him, Elizabeth follows his one cryptic clue and journeys to Oxford, accompanied by her father’s mysterious young houseguest, Antonio Viviani, a darkly handsome Italian scientist who surprises her at every turn. Funny, brilliant, and passionate, Antonio seems just as determined to protect her father as she is—but can she trust him with her heart?
When the two discover that Milton has planted an explosive secret in the half-finished Paradise Lost—a secret the king and his aristocratic supporters are desperate to conceal—Elizabeth is faced with a devastating choice: cling to the shelter of her old life, or risk cracking the code, unleashing a secret that could save her father . . . and tear apart the very fabric of society-Amazon
I am a big fan of Anne Blankman’s other series, Prisoner of Night and Fog so I had high expectations for this one as well. Like always, the book exceeded my expectations and then some. The writing style was beautiful  and intricate and I felt myself in London with the characters. I could feel that Anne really knew what she was writing about. She knew the background of London and how things worked. This is a work of historical fiction but there is so much fact in it as well which is what makes this book so interesting.
I loved the main Character Elizabeth along with many other characters. The characters in this book were so unique on their own and I had such a fun time getting to know all of them. And the freaking plot twist in the end just totally blew me off and I LOVED IT! It’s not often a book surprises you and this one did! My emotions are still all over the place because I literally finished the book ten minutes before I started writing this review! I just totally didn’t see it coming!
And the MYSTERY. I felt like Sherlock Holmes while I was reading this book! There was so many puzzles and little clues thrown here and there. My brain hurt quite often during the book from thinking too much haha. I’m usually not the biggest fan of mystery, but this book is getting me hooked in to the genre! I also really enjoyed the romance in this book! Gradually formed and not the instant love attraction thing that I really despise. Although at some points of the book I felt that some parts could  be sped up a bit but now as I look back I could see that it was too give the story more detail. It was only a few parts though and not a big of a bother:)
I rate this book a 4.5/5 stars! A pleasant and delightful yet mysterious read! I couldn’t put it down! Make sure to check it out when it comes out in May 3rd! I will also be interviewing Anne Blankman soon on my blog so stay tuned!

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