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Jasper's life has been hell. He lost his mother, he is about to lose his house, and just when he thinks he hits rock bottom a strange man approaches him at his father's funeral. It turns out his alcoholic father might have been hiding a few secrets, the kind that can get Jasper killed. He is taken to a secret based filled with the decedents of other famous American traitors.
I want to give a big big big thank you to Sky Pony Press for sending me this finished copy for review.
This book was pitched for fans of National Treasure and Hamilton. I have to say this was a very entertaining read. From the few pages the author instantly launches us into action. There was hardly a pause or a moment to catch our breath. The author was able to keep this momentum throughout most of the book.
Unfortunately to keep this pace going, I felt that the author sacrificed some character development. We learned that Jasper is a decedent of the most infamous of all American traitors, Benedict Arnold. We quickly learn about two secret societies one filled with infamous traitors while the other is filled with the children of the famous founders.
The author tells us about their feuds, their history. It is a lot of telling and not showing. This was my only complaint with this book. Because of this writing style I didn't get to form close attachments to the companion characters.
Other than that, I thought this book was a lot of fun. I liked the action, I liked all the history facts, and I thought this was a great debut.
I am very excited to see what the author will write next. I give this book a C+
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.