Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Tangled Webs (Tangled Webs #1) by Lee Bross

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.
Tangled Webs (Tangled Webs, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
London, 1725. Everybody has a secret. Lady A will keep yours—for a price. This sumptuous, scandalous YA novel is wickedly addictive.

Lady A is the most notorious blackmailer in the city. With just a mask and a gown to disguise her, she sweeps into lavish balls and exclusive events collecting the most valuable currency in 1725 London—secrets.

But leading a double life isn't easy. By day Lady A is just a sixteen-year-old girl named Arista who lives in fear of her abusive master, Bones, and passes herself off as a boy to move safely through the squalor of London's slums. When Bones attempts to dispose of his pawn forever, Arista is rescued by the last person she expects: Jonathan Wild, the infamous Thief Taker General who moves seamlessly between the city's criminal underworld and its most elite upper circles. Arista partners with Wild on her own terms in the hopes of saving enough money to buy passage out of London.

Everything changes when she meets Graeden Sinclair, the son of a wealthy merchant. Grae has traveled the world, has seen the exotic lands Arista has longed to escape to her whole life, and he loves Arista for who she is—not for what she can do for him. Being with Grae gives something Arista something precious that she swore off long ago: hope. He has promised to help Arista escape the life of crime that has claimed her since she was a child. But can you ever truly escape the past?

Tangled Webs by Lee Bross

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Tangled Webs (Tangled Webs, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.)

“What if she could turn Arista into a proper lady who could attend the parties where jewels and money were ripe for the picking? Bones’s greed had become their savior.”

There wasn’t anything awful about this book, I just didn’t really enjoy it.

Arista was a girl who did her job well, and looked out for those she cared about. She wasn’t treated well, but at least she wasn’t forced into a brothel.

"She would never forget the night Nic had told her that Bones planned to sell her and Becky to the brothels. Arista would have died first."

The storyline in this was about Arista leading a double life, posing as a Lady whilst selling people’s secrets, but I just got bored, pretty quick, and I didn’t really care what was going on.

“You of all people should know, sir, that there is no such thing as trust among thieves.”

There was some romance, but even that didn’t interest me, and I was just really, really pleased to get to the end of this. I’m thankful that this was wrapped up rather than ending as a cliff-hanger, because I don’t really want to read another book in this series.

6 out of 10

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