Sovay Hardcover – 2 Jun 2008
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Meticulously researched and completely absorbing with a wonderfully feisty heroine, this is highly recommended for teenage readers.
-- The Independent
About the Author
Celia Rees lives in Warwickshire, England. Her first novel for Bloomsbury, Witch Child, has been adopted by educational boards up and down the country and is now required reading in secondary schools in the UK. Celia has a degree in history, a strong interest in which is still evident in her brilliantly researched books.
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Sovay is a strong willed beautiful girl whose fiancee has had an affair. Instead of breaking down and crying she decides to devise a test for her fiancee to discover whether he is worthy of her or not. Donning a disguise, the apparel of a highwayman, she "tests" her fiancee. After this brilliant and clever opening Sovay continues to dress as a highwayman for excitement and also necessity, as intrigue and plots against the crown come to light. Through all this Sovay becomes a woman and finds true love.
This kind of reminded me of a tale of two cities, but mostly because of the background of the french revolution, and movement between England and France. On another note I found it a little strange that there was no moral commentary to Sovay's attempts to kill, despite this I think this is an interesting novel and should be categorised as young adult. If you like strong female characters, historical settings, and Celia Rees this something for you.
Sovay Middleton donned a man's cloak and posed as a highway robber in order to prove her lover disloyal. But when she stumbles upon papers that belong to one of England's most powerful and dangerous men, she finds her family's life at stake. Her father and brother are being accused of treason, and Sovay is the only one who can save them.
No one is who they seem and not everyone can be trusted. Danger, intrigue, deception, and secrets fill this richly historical novel.
Author Celia Rees' newest historical novel is full of detail and lots of mystery. There are many twists are turns throughout the book. I did find the amount of characters to be confusing at times, but stick with it and you will be rewarded. If you enjoy historical fiction with strong female characters, you'll love SOVAY.
Reviewed by: Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Good read, enjoyed some of her other work more. But still enjoyed it a lot.Published 19 months ago by Laura Freestone
Purchased for our daughter. One of her favourite authors and all time favourite books. Delivery and service spot on too!!!Published 20 months ago by julie-ann prunty
Brilliant as always with one of Celia Rees books I am never disappointed just sad that I have read them all noPublished on 19 Jan. 2013 by sb
I love historical romance fiction, so I thought I would love Sovay. However, I was disappointed, as what started of as a great plotline gradually went downhill. Read morePublished on 18 Aug. 2012 by BlueHippo
This is the first of Celia Rees books I have read, and thought it brilliant.
Sovay, a rich and beautiful girl, who ought to be sitting for a painting or drinking tea in... Read more
This was a great book! I used it to revise for my French Revolution exam whilst having a bit of fun and geerally just really enjoying the writing of Celia rees, it's historically... Read morePublished on 17 May 2011 by Niki_gir
I loved reading this book.
I got this book from the library and thought I would read it because of how the blurb catched my eye. Read more