The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

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Title: The Conspiracy of Us
Author: Maggie Hall
Release Date: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 336
Source: ARC provided by publisher

Overall: 5 Stars

A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance—perfect for fans of Ally Carter

Avery West's newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.

To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family—but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she's falling in love with.

My Thoughts:  
Maggie Hall's debut novel The Conspiracy of Us is a pure adrenaline rush! Suspenseful and unpredictable from the very first page, I was always wondering what would happen next. With secret societies, conspiracy theories, and international locales, what's not to love about The Conspiracy of Us? I also loved the novel's admiration of the beautiful, ancient cities of Paris and Istanbul and their rich sense of history and culture.

The Circle of Twelve can trace their origins back to the time of Alexander the Great. From world leaders to Hollywood celebrities, their members are some of the most powerful and wealthy in the world. But this secret society also has an ancient enemyan organization simply called the Order. Violence between the Circle of Twelve and the Order has recently escalated, and Avery finds herself in the heart of all the trouble when she learns she's the key to a prophecy.

Avery only came to Paris to learn more about the father and his family that she's never met, but suddenly, she must race against time to unravel a series of obscure clues that were left behind by a man who's always been a grandfather figure to her. But who can Avery trust? She's right to be suspicious and on her guard—Avery's life is in danger. Both the Circle and the Order would love to either see her dead or use her as a pawn. Amongst strangers in a foreign city, Avery only has Stellan and Jack to rely on, but they both work for the mysterious, shadowy Circle and have their own personal motivations in wanting to help her.

The conclusion left me breathless and anxious to learn what would happen next in the sequel! There's still so much mystery surrounding Avery, her past, and the role she will play in the Circle's plans in the future. I sure can't wait to learn the answers. One of my most anticipated reads of 2015, I absolutely loved reading Maggie Hall's The Conspiracy of Us. It's an international caper and thriller that will surely appeal to fans of Ally Carter.

Thanks so much to Penguin Canada for providing this review copy!

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  1. This sounds fantastic! I love books involving finding clues and travelling to different destinations and such - I'll definitely be reading this. Great review!<3