Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Agency, A Spy in the House

Hola...The Agency, A Spy in the House is by Y. S. Lee. After being saved from the gallows, Mary Quinn leads a fairly ordinary life being educated at Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. But when Mary's schooling can no longer continue, she is offered a position more suited to her original occupation. On her first mission as a spy for the Agency, a top secret women's company, she must uncover what happened to a merchant's ships. The mystery shouldn't be too hard to solve, but can Mary keep herself from going in too far? From this book I remembered that I really enjoy action-y historical fiction. Mary is clever without being obnoxious and the fact that she has her own secrets makes her even more intriguing. This book is very entertaining, earning it three stars.


Hola, I am so sorry it has been so long but I have been sidetracked by school and being really lazy. So today I try to make it up with Goliath, the third book of the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld. With the war still going strong, Deryn and Alek have to be even more careful aboard the famous airship Leviathan than ever before. But when a slightly mad new passenger comes aboard, Prince Alek's place in the outcome of the conflict between the Darwinists and Clankers becomes even more apparent. With secrets tangling through every part of this story, Deryn and Alek must discover and confront who they are really meant to be. I thought that this was a great ending to the trilogy. And if you are confused because you haven't read Leviathan I have a previous blog on it. This book allows Deryn and Alek to grow as characters but still hold their original charm. I would highly recommend this series. Unless you like to know what happens before you read the book, don't read any of the summaries, they give everything away. Anyway, great finale, four stars.