Book Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

Rook by Sharon Cameron
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Synopsis: History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal? 
Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy's arranged marriage to the wealthy Rene Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiance is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she. 
As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and Rene find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.

What a spectacular, electrifying story Sharon Cameron has woven! Rook is artistically written, laced with romance, a fast and entertaining read with unexpected and delightful darkness and action. The characters are well developed--slimy and sociopathic villains, while the heroes are tough, clever and mischievous. Cameron was able to keep the book fast-paced, intense, and difficult to put down, as a standalone novel. I am actually fairly satisfied with the ending of Rook, which does not happen too often with books. I was thrilled that Rook did not give me the happy-ever-after, all-problems-resolved type of ending. While there were joyful and peaceful parts to the conclusion, it was also realistically littered with action, pain, and death. I'd recommend this book to anyone, young or older, looking for a fast, dystopian, good versus evil read. 

One note of advise regarding Rook: trust no one. 



*Synopsis provided by Goodreads.com

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