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'Rees's speciality is depicting strong, captivating heroines in a historical setting saturated with adventure, romance and emotional intelligence ... Sovay is a gorgeous, breathless, headlong romp of a read' The Times 'Meticulously researched and completely absorbing with a wonderfully feisty heroine, this is highly recommended for teenage readers' The Independent 'There's plenty of action, political intrigue and historical detail. Yet it is the romance, thwarted passions, sinister intentions and of course the heroine herself, that make it spot-on for teenage girls' Bookseller 'Celia Rees cleverly combines historical detail with a riveting plot ... This is a rollicking and romantic adventure with a charismatic, tough female lead. It's smart and pacy by turns and topped off with a nice gothic twist' Waterstone's Books Quarterly
About the Author
Celia Rees is one of Britain's foremost writers for teenagers and her titles for Bloomsbury have enjoyed huge success. Witch Child has been adopted by educational boards up and down the country and is required reading in secondary schools in the UK, with life sales of over 180,000, and has been translated into 25 languages. Celia has a degree in history, a strong interest in which is evident in her brilliantly researched books. Sorceress, Pirates! and Sovay have all met similar critical acclaim and are loved for their strong characters and skilfully plotted adventures. Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa, with her husband.
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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
I really enjoyed Celia Rees' Pirates and hoped that this book would "Stand and Deliver!" all that the blurb promised.
Initially I was excited as I read it. The start is very promising and I was hooked. However about a third of the way through I had to force myself to continue as the story seemed to wander off track slightly. I was glad that I continued because the story picked up again and just as you think you've reached the climax of the story you realise that there is another 100 pages to go! (and they're worth it!)
Whilst this isn't another "Pirates" it is a worthwhile read. This historial detail is worthy of "Witch Child" and the characters are rich in detail.
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