Assassin’s Masque (YA Review)

Book Review, Young Adult Books
Assassin's Masque |

Assassin's Masque |
Assassin’s Masque: A Palace of Spies Novel by Sarah Zettel

Age Range: 12 and up | Grade Level: 7 and up | Series: Palace of Spies (Book 3) | Hardcover: 432 pages | Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (January 12, 2016)


About Assassin’s Masque:

Things are turning around for seventeen-year-old Peggy Fitzroy, a once-orphaned spy. Her father is back from the dead, and her unwanted engagement has been called off for good. But when a mysterious veiled woman shows up, Peggy uncovers a fresh slew of questions about her past, present, and future.

Now Peggy is back at the palace, unsure of the loyalties she thought she held. With the Jacobite uprising stalking ever closer to the throne, it’s imperative that Peggy discover who she can really trust. Can she save herself and the royal family, or is she doomed as a pawn in this most deadly game?


About the Author:

SARAH ZETTEL is an award-winning science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery writer. She is married to a rocket scientist and has a cat named Buffy the Vermin Slayer. Visit her website at


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My Thoughts on Assassin’s Masque:

This series is a delight to read. Being inside Peggy’s head is fun, exciting, and an all-around good time. She is witty and smart and far too clever for her own good.

In Assassin’s Masque, Peggy is led on one wild goose chase after another, each one dredging up new suspicions and casting old characters in new light. She tests out many theories, makes some mistakes, and ultimately proves herself to be the sharp and troublesome spy her enemies hope she isn’t. She takes everything in stride, and only occasionally pauses to collect her wits.

I hoped this wouldn’t be the last book in the series, but I think it is and I’m sad because it has been so much fun to read. If you are looking for a fun, humorous mystery set in an amazing historical setting, then you should definitely read this series. Other than a small amount of cursing and suggestive remarks, these books are quite clean, too. This is a fabulous series and I and would happily recommend this to anyone looking for a good YA spy novel.Content: Some mild cursing and suggestive remarks

Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.




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  • Reply
    Kat Paton
    February 28, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Great review! Quite interested in reading this series.

  • Reply
    Tressa @ Wishful Endings
    March 7, 2016 at 1:46 am

    This series has been on my tbr for forever and I just need to read them already. Glad you reminded me. 🙂

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