Alias Dragonfly - Jane Singer

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"Fifteen years old. Wanted: Dead or Alive. 

"Don't love a spy," warns fifteen-year-old Pinkerton agent Maddie Bradford, a lonely, rebellious outsider with a mind on fire and a photographic memory. It is 1861, the Civil War has just started and this motherless teen must move with her soldier-father from New Hampshire to Washington, DC-a city at war, packed cheek by jowl with soldiers, Rebel spies, slave catchers and traitors of all stripes bent on waging a war of destruction against the Union, and President Lincoln himself. 
Maddie's journal, written in secret, of course, begins with her arrival at her aunt's DC boardinghouse through the first year of the Civil War, a time, as Maddie puts it, full of "dips and dangers," when she becomes a fearless Union spy. And then there is the mysterious, maddening Jake Whitestone, a young man who awakens something equally dangerous in Maddie: Love in a time of terror."

Jane Singer is a a Civil war historian, who has taken all her knowledge and written a fantastic novel out of it. Alias Dragonfly is about a girl name Maddie Bradshaw, a 15year-old girl, who remembers everything. Her mother is dead, her dad signed up for the Civil War, and she had to stay with her horrible Aunt at her boardinghouse.

Maddie, unwilling to lose her father, ends up on a mission to find him and stay with him, a mission the turns out to be spying for a man name Mr Pinkerton. Along the way, she learns new skills and make new friend, and tests the boundaries of just how far she is willing to go.

This book was an easy and fun read, and I can't wait to see what Jane will do with the next book. The next book in the series will be, according to Jane Singer's website blog, called Alias Sparrow Hawk, and appears to have not set a release date yet.

Claire <3

Claire Blennerhassett

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