Teen Book Club

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Pale Assassin by Patricia Elliott

The Pale Assassin
by Patricia Elliott

Reviewed by Rebeccah W.

Would you nominate this book for Teens' Top Ten?
Yes. This book is such a fast read with compelling charcters. Within the first few pages you are sucked into a world of rebellion and romance. It's well written and incorporates history in a fascinating way in which after the book you want to learn more about that time period.

What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents?
The cover is very interesting because it shows Eugenie staring you down, so you want to pick up the book and find out why she has that look in her eyes.

Describe the most compelling aspect of the book.
The most compelling part of this book was when they were finally trying to leave France, but of course there are twists in the plot and you never know what is going to happen. It leaves you guessing each time.

Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was disappointing?

How would you rate the book?

The Pale Assassin shows an unlikely side to the French Revolution. Instead of showing it through the rebellious peasants or the greedy king, Patricia Elliot shows it through the eyes of a young aristocrat. After losing everything she has ever known Eugenie is faced with staying in the land she loves or making a treacherous journey to be free again. Filled with twists and turns that keep you guessing to the end one never knows what young Eugenie’s fate will be. Filled with action, war and romance The Pale Assassin is a fast read with a fascinating story line.

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