An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason by Virginia Boecker sounds like the perfect choice for Shakespeare fans. I really enjoyed Virginia Boecker’s The Witch Hunter series. I have a feeling that this book is going to be quite interesting, as it has Shakespeare elements to it. I am not usually one for historical fiction, but this one is too intriguing to pass on.
An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason
Author: Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 23, 2018
When Lady Katherine's father is killed for being an illegally practicing Catholic, she discovers treason wasn't the only secret he's been hiding: he was also involved in a murder plot against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. With nothing left to lose, Katherine disguises herself as a boy and travels to London to fulfill her father's mission, and to take it one step further--kill the queen herself.
Katherine's opportunity comes in the form of William Shakespeare's newest play, which is to be performed in front of Her Majesty. But what she doesn't know is that the play is not just a play--it's a plot to root out insurrectionists and destroy the rebellion once and for all.
The mastermind behind this ruse is Toby Ellis, a young spy for the queen with secrets of his own. When Toby and Katherine are cast opposite each other as the play's leads, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But the closer they grow, the more precarious their positions become. And soon they learn that star-crossed love, mistaken identity, and betrayal are far more dangerous off the stage than on.
Book Quotes: An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason
If I’ve learned anything in my position, it’s that there’s nothing more deceptive than the obvious.
He looks at me and shakes his head, and he’s still smiling, as if the thought of me is too much. I would like to be too much to him.