Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

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Velvet Undercover
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?

From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.

Velvet Undercover by Teri Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Velvet Undercover “I’m pleased to inform you that you’ve been selected to join La Dame Blanche. We would like you to leave for training with the objective of joining the Third Company in Luxembourg. Are you interested?”

This started off okay, but I lost interest.

Samantha was a strong character, and she always tried to do what she thought was the right thing. She was young to be a spy, but she seemed to be confident and suited for the role, and the blackmail certainly cemented things for her.

The storyline in this was okay, but I just lost interest. I’m guessing that other people would enjoy this, but for me I just got bored, and I couldn’t get back into the story.

The ending to this did have a bit of an interesting twist, but it still wasn’t enough to save this book for me. I do think other people will enjoy this though, it just wasn’t for me.

6 out of 10

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