I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin
Series: Stranje House
Published by Tor Teen on May 24th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
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Also in this series: A School for Unusual Girls
Also by this author: A School for Unusual Girls, Refuge for Masterminds
It’s 1814. Napoleon has escaped his imprisonment on Elba. Europe is in shambles. Britain is at war on four fronts. And at Stranje House, a School for Unusual Girls, five young ladies are secretly being trained for a world of spies, diplomacy, and war.
Tess Aubreyson can’t run far enough or fast enough to escape the prophetic dreams that haunt her. Dreams bring nothing but death and grief, and Tess refuses to accept that she may be destined for the same madness that destroyed her mother. Until her disturbing dreams become the only means of saving Lord Ravencross, the man she loves, and her fellow students at Stranje House. Tess’s old friend, the traitorous Lady Daneska, and Ghost, the ruthless leader of the Iron Crown, have returned to England, intent on paving the way for Napoleon’s invasion. Can the young ladies of Stranje House prevail once more? Or is England destined to fall into the hands of the power-mad dictator?
While I still really enjoyed this installment, I didn’t like it quite as much as A School for Unusual Girls. Parts of the story felt flat to me, and also slow moving. But it does further the ultimate story line.
I did like the point of view change. This one follows Tess. We learn why she has the dreams, and why she doesn’t think she can ever be with anyone. We also see quite a bit of Lord Ravencross. He might not be as broody as he seems.
Overall, it’s a good addition to the series. I just wish it had that pull me in factor that the previous one did.
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