Author: Sharon Cameron
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date Published: April 28, 2015
Genre: Young Adult, Distoptian
- In what used to be Paris, a mysterious do-gooder named The Red Rook, is saving people from execution. Yes, exactly like The Scarlet Pimpernel. I don't think this was a reimagining or a retelling of The Scarlet Pimpernel, but the story was definitely influenced by the classic book. Instead of historical France during the French revolution, this story takes place in a futuristic world where technology is frowned upon because it brought about a horrible catastrophe.
- I liked the story overall, but it was too long. I think I would have enjoyed it more if some slower parts had been cut.
- Sophia made for a perfect Red Rook. She was constantly underestimated because she is a girl. I liked how Sophia used society's misogyny to her advantage. I also loved her cleverness and determination.
- I didn't get too attached to any of the characters, I liked Sophia well enough, but I didn't care of anyone else.
- I don't know why, but I'm not enjoying YA books as much as I used to. Lately, I've been gravitating more towards adult and middle grade.
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