Lady Rogue is a fast paced story of treasure hunting, legends, and mystery. Theodora is a heroine everyone will love whether it be her obsession with crosswords, tendency to get into trouble, or her relationship with her father.
Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.
Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.
Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.
(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
How could I not love Theodora? From the very first scene, you fall in love with her ability to find herself in sticky situations, her inquisitiveness, and her desire to be treasure hunting, not stuck indoors. Bennett weaves a story of ancestry, mythical legends, and decades of danger. In Lady Rogue there’s a charming romance, a story of family secrets, and a quest to be the main character of our own story.
Being a major fan of treasure hunting, secrets and ciphers, Lady Rogue is entirely my brand of book. There is danger from unknown sources and from every which way. It’s easy to get caught up in the romance of the story, the tender relationship between Theodora and her father, or the mystery of the treasure hunting. But something I loved about Lady Rogue was the way that stories can cast us as heroes or villains, or both.
How they have the power to elevate us into these greater figures. Whether it be our opinions of our own parents, our ancestors, or the shadows of history.Lady Rogue will grip you because you’re drawn into the suspicion. Walking among legends and you can feel the air quivering. Thrown deep into a plot of the occult, copycats, and danger. Full of witty banter, forced to take a stand, and sacrifice, Lady Rogue will sweep you away.