by Elizabeth C. Bunce
Arthur A. Levine Books
As a pickpocket, Digger isn't surprised when she finally lands in jail. But she doesn't expect to be thrown in a cell with Lord Durrel Decath - or to hear he'll soon be executed for killing his wife.
Elizabeth C. Bunce picks up right where she left off in StarCrossed, book one in this series about a young thief named Digger. The war between the magic users and those who fear magic's influence is in full swing. Rather than run around on the battlefield, however, Digger chooses to go home and quietly help those in need within the city's walls. But she soon finds herself hurled into the middle of a mystery which she secretly hopes will never be solved as she discovers that this time, the truth won't set them free. A few things you should know about this book:
- You really should re-read book one before starting book two. I have a fantastic memory for plots and characters and was completely lost for a large portion of this book. There is a brief lexicon in the back that goes through some of the vocabulary, place names, and main characters, but if it's been more than a year, read book one again!
- Despite being a fantasy, this book reads much more like a mystery. Going beyond the intrigue and conspiratorial whisperings of book one, this one truly is a "whodunit."
- She messed up the love interest!!! I'm just going to throw this out there, but things were set up very nicely in book one for a certain princely someone to take center stage as Mr. Right . . . pout, pout, whine . . . ah well. There's always time for Bunce to kill the current love interest off in the next book.
Book Three To Be Announced