Book Review: Rook by Sharon Cameron

RookTitle: Rook
Author: Sharon Cameron
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: April 28, 2015
Pages: 456
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: ALA
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopia

History has a way of repeating itself. In the Sunken City that was once Paris, all who oppose the new revolution are being put to the blade. Except for those who disappear from their prison cells, a red-tipped rook feather left in their place. Is the mysterious Red Rook a savior of the innocent or a criminal?

Meanwhile, across the sea in the Commonwealth, Sophia Bellamy’s arranged marriage to the wealthy René Hasard is the last chance to save her family from ruin. But when the search for the Red Rook comes straight to her doorstep, Sophia discovers that her fiancé is not all he seems. Which is only fair, because neither is she.

As the Red Rook grows bolder and the stakes grow higher, Sophia and René find themselves locked in a tantalizing game of cat and mouse.
I have had Rook on my tbr for the longest so when I sat down and read the first chapter I knew this was going to be a book that I enjoyed.

Rook immediately starts off with the main character, Sophia in disguise as a monk, rescuing prisoners from execution. Right off the bat I knew I was going to adore Sophia and that's exactly what happened. Sophia is someone that can't be tamed, literally. Sophia handled everything with such grace and sass that I couldn't help but cheer on the girl who had everything stacked against her.

One of the things I liked most about Rook was all the action, I love action, and this book was filled with fights and swords and everything that makes me wanna pick up a sword and show you my moves (if I had some.)

Sharon Cameron is a new to me author and I loved this book, I loved the story she told, I loved that this book wasn't as fast paced especially because I didn't want it to ever end. I could read two or three more books with Sophia and Rene and all their adventures.

Speaking of Rene, him and his family are a riot, I swear don't ever get on their bad side because they will distract you and take you for all your worth. That is definitely a family I want on my side and one I would love love love to read more about. I mean Sharon Cameron gave us hints of what their occupation is and they like to pick up things left forgotten and sell it to the highest trader but I want to know more, so much more.

Rook is a book filled with mystery, swoon worthy romance and action and laughs and this was a story I needed to start off the new year and I can't wait to read more of Sharon Cameron's work.


  1. Swoon-worthy romance and action already sounds amazing! This has also been on my TBR for ages, and I own a hardcover. I hope I get to read it soon :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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