Quickie Review: Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin

Posted May 22, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

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.

Quickie Review: Exile for Dreamers by Kathleen BaldwinExile for Dreamers by Kathleen Baldwin
Series: Stranje House
Published by Tor Teen on May 24th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Historical, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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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?

Quickie Review

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.

About Kathleen Baldwin

“I love adventure in books and in real life. I’ve roamed the Rocky Mountains, wandered the desert, enjoyed way too many classes in college, was stalked by a mountain lion, lost an argument with a rattlesnake, fell in love at least a dozen times, finally met and married my very own hero, and together we’ve raised four free-spirited children.”

Award-winning author – Kensington published four of Kathleen’s Regency romantic comedies, including MISTAKEN KISS, a Holt Medallion finalist. DIARY OF A TEENAGE FAIRY GODMOTHER, was a Golden Quill finalist. Her upcoming Historical YA series with TorTeen, A SCHOOL FOR UNUSUAL GIRLS, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and won a Marlene.

News and more at: www.Kathleenbaldwin.com

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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