Friday, December 16, 2011

REVIEW: Alias Dragonfly

Jane Singer's Alias Dragonfly sounds like it should be right up my alley - history! Spies! Ladies doing awesome things! Alas, it wasn't quite as good as I hoped. The protagonist Madeline was interesting: a New Hampshire teenager with a crazy-good memory who winds up in the middle of Civil War espionage when her father joins the Union army. And some scenes of the book were well done, with lots of fun spy drama. But getting through other parts was a bit of a chore, and the writing was uneven. It broke the fourth wall way too often for my personal taste, but others might like that. I thought this book had potential, but it wasn't quite there yet.

(Note: I got my review ebook from NetGalley.)

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