StarCrossed, by Elizabeth C. Bunce (Arthur A. Levine, 2010)

After her partner is killed during a hazardous assignment, thief and spy Digger finds refuge masquerading as a maidservant for a sympathetic noble family, where she can hide her ability to see magic from those who’ve outlawed all magic on pain of death. Trapped by the winter weather in a remote castle, blackmailed into spying on her hosts by a ruthless guest, Digger soon discovers she’s far from the only person harboring dangerous secrets, and the seeds of a long-defeated rebellion may be growing again. Tense and claustrophobic, full of surprises and narrated by a strong new heroine, this gripping fantasy is wholly superb and a must-read.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>