- Release date: November 4th, 2014
- Publishing company: Zondervan
First off, I would like to mention that stunner of a cover. It's a perfect introduction to an ethereal storyline. Margaretha was formerly introduced in The Captive Maiden, but The Princess Spy is purely her story. Margaretha is being courted by a bit of a fop, and seems a bit flighty at the start of the story. Until, of course, her life is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious Englishmen with a bit of a temper. This interruption causes a series of adventurous happenings that makes the pages turn a bit faster. Colin is a good fit as the hero of the story, even if you question just how hero-ish he actually is. He turns out to be a dashing protagonist (I love you, Melanie Dickerson) and the fairytale theme of the book doesn't overpower the historical setting. The dialogue was a little bit stiff, however that could be because the series is targeted for a younger age set. The Princess Spy is perfect for an upper middle-grader, but with just enough depth for the YA, or even adult reader.
If you have any tweens or younger teens who love reading to buy presents for, this would be the perfect gift! Or just get the whole series. They will love these sweet reads! :)
*I received a copy of this book from the author for review. All opinions expressed are mine and were not influenced by the author or publishing house.*