Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee, Performed by Justine Eyre

At ALA Midwinter during the YALSA auction, I bought 10 Candlewick Brilliance Audio Books for $50--what a bargain! This is the first one I decided to listen to and now I can't wait to get to the 2nd book in the series.

Mary Quinn is a childhood thief who gets a second chance when a mysterious lady whisks her away to a special boarding school. It's Victorian times, but Mary is trained to become a special lady--a spy. And she seems born to the job. She doesn't want to marry and her thieving skills come in handy when working as a spy. In her first job, she is already tested--should she fall in love? Break her vows to the agency? Follow her instincts or obey her employer? All of these questions are tough for a girl of her age and time to answer, but she manages. Who doesn't like to read about a feisty girl in petticoats?

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