Friday, 31 May 2013

The Tale of Mally Biddle Tour

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The Tale of Mally Biddle by M.L. LeGette When Mally Biddle agreed to spy upon the King of Lenzar and his overbearing knights she knew she was heading into danger. She didn't know she'd find a family unlike any other. Posing as a servant in Bosc Castle, Mally serves tea and tends fires for the most dangerous men in the kingdom. Her goal is to learn the truth of what happened sixteen years ago, when the infant princess met her death ... a death that is surrounded by more questions than answers. Along her search for the truth, Mally meets the energized Lita Stump, the strict and matriarchal Meriyal Boyd, and the opinionated Archibald Diggleby. Then of course there are the knights: Leon Gibbs who is slicker than a greased hog, Adrian Bayard, hot tempered and violent, and the worst of the lot: Sir Illius Molick, Captain of the Knights. And then there is Maud, a mysterious woman who just might know everything...

Praise "To say I loved this book is an understatement. Mally is a wonderful character and she encounters so many quirky folks on her assignment. Very well written and engaging story! And an added bonus of a love triangle! I enjoyed it from beginning to end!! I will definitely be looking for more from this author!" ~April Holgate  
This is my first book from this Author.  The characters in this story are well written, Mally is a very likeable character for a teenager.  Personally I thought she was a bit annoying at times. But that means that the author did it right since most teenagers are annoying at one point or another.

The story itself is a fairy tale.  I think it likewise was fairly well written, but I personally would have liked a bit more development towards the end of the book.  There are some major jumps in the book, more so than I would have liked and you didn't realize at first that the time had jumped.  I have to say that sometimes these caused me to actually re-read a section thinking I must have missed something.  But this was more towards the beginning of the book and it seemed to clean up as I read.

I can say keep reading if you start this and you feel like stopping because of the time jumps.  It does clear up and is quite a fun story to read.  The plot itself moves along fairly rapidly, so you get closure fairly quickly.  As someone who likes suspense this books does have some but it is fairly transparent to me.   

I give this book 4 solid stars.  It is an enjoyable read for any age, since it is clean.  So I recommend this book to anyone ages 10 and up.

Details/Disclaimer: A review copy was provided for me from the author.  This free copy held no bearing on my review.

Author Melissa LeGette Melissa LeGette lives in Georgia where she helps run a family farm, so her nails are a fright. The Tale of Mally Biddle is her second novel.

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