Set in Georgian England, fifteen-year-old Sophia is trapped by the limitations of living in a man’s world. Forced by her father to give up everything she loves, Sophia is ordered to make a new life in Bath. By day, she is trapped in the social whirl of balls and masquerades. By night, she secretly swaps her ball gowns for breeches, and turns to highway robbery to get her revenge . . . When one man begins to take a keen interest in her, Sophia must keep her distance, or risk unmasking her secret life
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The last book that I read of Marie-Louise Jensen was ‘The Lady in the Tower’, I remember liking that book quite a lot. But this book was brilliant!
It’s no secret that I ADORE historical fiction! I was attracted to this book by the synopsis, it just sounded like it was going to be one highway robbery after another..and it was. Kind of. In the end.
I didn’t like the ending. I thought it could have been much better, Sophia and Jenny are going to work as spies for Mr Charleton, that was basically the end. What about more romance please? Marriage? Wedding? Please? But there was nothing like that.
When I read a historical fiction novel, (or ANY book for that matter) i expect there to be romance, (If the situaton calls for it. It’d be stupid to read a zombie apocaliypse romance book. How would zombies even kiss? Thats beside the point.) There wasn’t enough romance, that’s the point i’m trying to make. Nor was there enough ‘Stand and Deliver!’ I was hoping that everything might burst into song.
‘Stand and Deliver, your money or your life!’ No-one? Adam Ant? ‘Kay.
Sophia was a bit silly actually, now that I think about it. She didn’t know who the current monarch was. How stupid is that? And when she noticed her aunt passing notes to a gentleman, (which is frowned upon) she didn’t try to read them or anything. She just carried on with her life.
Other than Sophia being completly obvlivious to the guy that loves her…’The Girl in the Mask’ was a great read. It has a place on my book shelf and I will take it down and read it again!
(Sundays review will be ‘Firelight’ by Sophie Jordan)