Here is a quick little summary to begin with: The wily and ever-spirited Mary “Jacky” Faber is at it again in the sixth book of the Bloody Jack series! After being captured, unfortunately, by the British Government, Jacky is forced to work as a spy to dig up some important information on Napoleon Bonaparte’s army. She doesn’t like the idea of being a sneak like that and being away from her sweetheart Jaimy Fletcher for so long, but puts up with it anyways. After all, her only other option is death. Along the journey, she makes a couple of new friends who are charmed by her wit (one of which being Jean-Paul de Valdon, whom Jacky likes very much), and, as usual, she out-smarts those who underestimated her.
And now on to the review: All in all, I fell in absolute love with this book. The Bloody Jack series books have been some of the best light reads I have ever gotten my hands on. (Oh, and by light, I mean in difficulty. Some of these books can exceed 500 pages!) Jacky Faber is a dazzling character. She is so dynamic, and extremely well-written. L.A. Meyer did a fabulous job in making her seem relatable; I have enjoyed watching her develop from the first page of Book One to now, and seeing how much she has changed. Jacky is witty, charming, and her little comments throughout the entire book made me laugh out loud (which can be awkward, considering I read this book mostly during silent down time at school; everyone would turn around and look at me!). Another character that I fell in love with was Jean-Paul de Valdon. He seemed so sweet and the complete vision of a true gentleman. (If anyone watches the Pittsburgh Penguins NHL hockey team, their goalie, Marc-Andre Fleury is how I picture him to look!) My favorite part of the story would have to be when Jacky joined the French army. Just when things looked like they were about to go terribly, terribly South for her where she would have to do something that she desperately didn’t want to, Jacky used her smarts to find a way out. I think it was my favorite part because it was so unexpected, especially considering she is a girl and this book takes place in the 1800s, where women didn’t exactly go around doing things like that. Over all, I would recommend this book to anyone who has a taste for spunky adventure stories. If that is you, I have no doubt that you will adore this book too.