Treason: 1

Treason Fourteen year old Beth Johnson is a talented and beautiful young actress She is also a spy The year is and Charles II is on the throne but all is not well in the bustling city of London and th

  • Title: Treason: 1
  • Author: Jo MacAuley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Fourteen year old Beth Johnson is a talented and beautiful young actress She is also a spy The year is 1664, and Charles II is on the throne, but all is not well in the bustling city of London, and there are those who would gladly kill the king and destroy the Monarchy One morning, a mysterious ghost ship drifts up the Thames Sent to investigate by the King s Master ofFourteen year old Beth Johnson is a talented and beautiful young actress She is also a spy The year is 1664, and Charles II is on the throne, but all is not well in the bustling city of London, and there are those who would gladly kill the king and destroy the Monarchy One morning, a mysterious ghost ship drifts up the Thames Sent to investigate by the King s Master of Secrets, Alan Strange, Beth quickly finds herself embroiled in a dangerous adventure Will Beth be able to unravel the plot to kill the King before it s too late

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    1. Truthfully, I have not read a YA or Middle Grade book since middle school, however, my #ReadHarder challenge asked us to read the first book in a "New-to-You" YA or Middle Grade series and after perusing the library I found this one. The book is set in mid-17th century England between King Charles 1 execution and Oliver Cromwell's reign of England. It is a story of mystery, espionage, and intrigue featuring one of the first female actresses. I honestly found this book hard to follow and lacking [...]

    2. There was nothing wrong with this book. It just didn't hold my attention. I kept wanting to put it down and find something else to do. I really was hoping for more from this book. It just wasn't my kind of book.

    3. Beth Johnson is an actress with other tasks set before other than reciting her lines. She is a spy in the service of King Charles II. After her recruitment Beth goes to work to discover the reason why a strange vessel is lying in the river. No one knows anything about her and she is by all reports abandoned. Well almost. According to naval clerk John Turner, someone - or something - took his friend aboard the ship by force and he fears the friend is dead. There is one thing they know about the s [...]

    4. I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.General OverviewI enjoyed this book, but there were a few parts that were not relevant to the time period. Some language was used by the youngsters that was too modern. It was very fast paced, full of action, a little confusing at times, there was always something going on. The characters were relatable, but Ralph, I felt could have had a little more development, I never really got a feel for his character. Even A [...]

    5. Received from NetGalley for review.3.5 starsIn Treason we follow Beth Johnson, fourteen year old actress and spy, as she completes the tasks given to her by spymaster Alan Strange, tasks that become increasingly more complex and dangerous, until Beth finds herself amidst a plot to kill the King that needs to be stopped. I found reading Treason very much like reading The Girl in the Mask, not necessarily because they were similar in plot and protagonists (there are some similarities but that’s [...]

    6. 14 year old Beth Johnson is a rising star on the London stage, a profession newly available to women in 1664. She is also a spy, working for the king’s spymaster, Alan Strange. Her latest mission has her at the Navy Board, asking about a strange ship that appeared out of the mist. Young John Turner—-who rather yearns for more adventure—-knows about the ship because he and a friend were sent out to investigate it-—and only John returned. Soon John is fleeing for his life, and joins forces [...]

    7. Daisy (12) for bigbooklittlebookCopy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.Amazing! This book is very good for historical fiction novel devourers like me! So it’s 1664 and Beth is an actress at a theatre in London and a spy. She has been waiting for a while to get a good spying assignment and hopes that solving puzzles will help. The only problem is her arch enemy Benjamin Lovett is used to having the women parts in the plays but since the law changed, every theatre now needs [...]

    8. my thoughts – This book was incredibly enjoyable. It takes place during 1664 when King Charles II is ruling over England. The main character is Beth and she is a spy for one of the King’s associates. Throughout the book she is sent on task after task, mostly simple missions that she feels are a waste of her skills as a spy. Towards the middle of the book she is sent on a more promising mission and things become more interesting when it comes to life and death circumstances.Along the way sh [...]

    9. It’s 1664 in London, England, and somebody has formed a plot to kill King Charles II. Beth, a 14 year old actress/spy, has been given a potentially important mission from her spymaster, Mr. Strange, to investigate a mysterious looking ship that has drifted up the Thames. During her investigation she is introduced to John, a Junior Clerk at the Navy Board, who has some very interesting if not frightening information about the mysterious ship. John has investigated it personally. They slowly beg [...]

    10. Treason is a surprising novel, both in good and bad ways. The very beginning of the novel is admirable, a great introduction to the story and the mysterious atmosphere of the novel. I'll get my dislikes out of the way. The story lacks in believability, because seriously, would a you actually believe there were 14 year old spies in the 17th century? I think not. That kind of bugged me throughout the novel. I also dislike the flirtatious hints that were given to our 14 year old protagonist, Beth, [...]

    11. I am extremely confused by this book. I understand that it has an agenda (I could tell from the bulleted points in the blurb). However, everything was all over the place. People speak modern English except for completely random "hast"s and "thou"s tossed in for some flavor. We know twice within the first few pages that Our Heroine has "long chestnut brown tresses." Hooray? The names are rather kooky and the whole prologue comes off like Scooby-Doo if Scooby-Doo were set in post-Elizabethan Lond [...]

    12. Women were not allowed to tread London’s stages until 1629, and the first to do so were booed from the stage. By 1664 women are accepted, and Beth Johnson appears regularly at the King’s Theater. The attractive fourteen-year old is sought out by audiences – and also by Alan Strange, King Charles II’s spymaster. When Beth hears St. Paul’s bell toll in her special code, she knows that Strange has an assignment for her. Fortunately, Beth has able helpers. The resourceful Ralph Chandler su [...]

    13. Treason is the first book in this exciting historical adventure series for young people. The first thing I noticed was the very thick, durable cover on the bookI know, I know, you can take the girl out of the librarybut that is a very important sign of quality from Curious Fox. Now, back to the storyThe cover image is striking and made me want to read the book immediately. It pictures 14 year old Beth Johnson who is treading the boards of the King's Theatre, London. However, skills with a script [...]

    14. Treason held really descriptive language. I felt that I was really whisked away into the time period. The prologue set a very spooky tone for the opening of the story. It was felt through the rest of the book, although it quickly merged with a feeling of anticipation as the story continued through a pace of nonstop action. The author wrote regarding the characters in such a way that you were easily able to identify the characters, even though there were a number of similar aged characters in the [...]

    15. I typically love books about spies, so when I saw spies in the tittle of Treason I decided to give it a try. It is an exciting tale about spies with danger on every page. However I found this book a little too predictable, but then again I am in high school. I recommend this book for fourth through sixth grade. One of the things that really bothered my about this book is how the main character Beth seemed to have no flaws, making it hard to get to know her. It also bothered me how the main chara [...]

    16. It's London, 1644, and Beth Johnson is an actress and a spy. This book should have been better than it was. There's a wealth of material to mine in the life of the young actress/spy, but the creativity a character like that could bring to the story was only briefly touched upon. Honestly, this book felt more like a prequel than a full-fledged book meant to stand on its own, because it introduced us to Beth, her closest friends, her acting troupe, the spy master, and some new friends. What it did [...]

    17. The most amazing thing about Treason is the fact that the entire book is action packed from the start to the finish. There isn't a single dull moment in the book, which I think is great. However, I really disliked John Turner because I felt that his character could've been much better, in the sense that he could've done more to help Beth and Ralph in their investigation. He did help, occasionally and at the most random of times, but he was essentially useless.

    18. Great book , i enjoyed reading it as am living there in London it was nice to meet Beth , shes such a clover girl for real haha.

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