Sovay by Celia Rees

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In 1794 England, the beautiful Sovay dons a man's cloak and holds up stagecoaches in broad daylight. Posing as a highway robber began as a lark to test a suitor's devotion. But when she lifts the wallet of one of England's most dangerous men, Sovay begins to unravel a web of deceit and duplicity. Acclaimed author Celia Rees' talent for romance and intrigue are sure to thrill a paperback audience.

About Celia Rees

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CELIA REES is the author of many acclaimed and bestselling books for young readers including the Witch Child, Sorceress, Pirates!, Sovay, and The Fool's Girl, and her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Celia lives in
Published October 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 429 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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The villains look like villains, the right people show up on cue and the frissons of love are just plain odd in this fast-paced, unabashedly over-the-top novel, but readers who want some revolution with their romance may be happy to suspend disbelief and enjoy the swashbuckling.

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Celia Rees, best-selling author of Witch Child and Pirates makes another remarkable character set in 1794 with Sovay (2008).

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The Bookbag

We have the female figure in a male-dominated time strand, the rescuing relatives strand, the love story strand, and we even have a Da Vinci Code secret society plot to take over the world strand.

Jan 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Sovay

Teen Reads

For others, however, this conclusion will merely feel like an extension of Sovay's remarkable story, which plays out --- like her highwayman career --- at the speed of a galloping horse.

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Deseret News

…" In breathtaking adventure, Sovay is rescued from prison, Dysart falls and the cruel Frenchman, Robespierre, and his cronies are taken down by citizenry bands.

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Historical Novel Society

For example, no 18th-century young lady would ever receive a man at home without a chaperone, as Sovay receives Sir Robert Dysart, nor would she go to his party, no matter who he provides to chaperone her.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

The elements of the story are recognizable, but there is a definite Rees twist to the story of Sovay as told in the traditional ballad about a young lady dressed “in man’s array/with a brace of pistols all by her side.” As usual, the writer chooses to tackle female stereotypes and turn them upsi...

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