An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason

An Assassin's Guide to Love & Treason

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

An Assassin's Guide to Love and TreasonTitle: An Assassin's Guide to Love & Treason
Author: Virginia Boecker
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 23, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

About Virginia Boecker

Image of Virginia Boecker

Virginia Boecker is the author of The Witch Hunter series and An Assassin's Guide to Love and Treason. A graduate of the University of Texas, she had a decade-long career in technology before quitting to become a full-time writer. When she isn't writing, Virginia likes running, reading, traveling, and trying new things (most recently: learning to drive a boat). She has lived all over the world but currently resides in beautiful Lake Oswego, Oregon with her husband, children, a dog called George and a cat named Thomas.

candid cover avatar

About The Candid Cover

Olivia ❀ YA book blogger, Starbucks lover, novice New Yorker, & professional bibliophile.

27 thoughts on “An Assassin’s Guide to Love & Treason

  1. Stephanie @ Bookfever says:

    I loved The Witch Hunter series too so of course I’m excited for her new upcoming book as well. Maybe even more so since it’s historical fiction. And I love anything related to Shakespeare. 😀

  2. Jaime Lester says:

    The Witch Hunter series was fantastic, so while this doesn’t sound like something I would necessarily jump at, because of the author, I am more willing to give it a chance.

  3. holdenj says:

    I like good historical fiction and this seems like a good story, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.