The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall is going to be one of my first buys of 2015, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Seeing the copies of the book on her Twitter (you can follow her here) and how excited she is about her debut novel is so adorable and heartening! Her excitement makes me even more excited!
To fight her destiny as the missing heir to a powerful and dangerous secret society, sixteen-year-old Avery West must solve an ancient puzzle in a deadly race across Europe. Forbidden love and code-breaking, masked balls and explosions, destiny and dark secrets collide in this romantic thriller, in the vein of a YA DaVinci Code.
Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada at the Champs-Elysees when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war.
They are part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle of Twelve, and Avery is their missing heir. If they discover who she is, some of them will want to use her as a pawn. Some will want her dead.
To thwart their plans, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the landmarks of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul and through a web of ancient legends and lies. And unless she can stay one step ahead of beautiful, volatile Stellan, who knows she’s more than she seems, and can decide whether to trust mysterious, magnetic Jack, she may be doomed after all.
I love this cover. I’m a sucker for both gorgeous cover dresses and dramatic covers, and The Conspiracy of Us has a little bit of both. Seriously, can I have that dress? I love the compass she’s standing on and I can’t wait to see how it figures into the plot. Did anyone notice the dual cities at the bottom of the page? Looks like we’re going to have some gorgeous settings!
I read a sampler of this book (see my review here) and it sounds great so far! The pace, the writing style, everything is pulling me in and telling me I need this book to start my 2015.