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By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Dynamite heroine in romantic dystopian-future swashbuckler.

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Author Sharon Cameron delivers an irresistible homage to the old-school swashbuckling romance in this tale that pits a resourceful 18-year-old girl against a wily, sociopathic villain. The real horrors of the French Revolution return here in a dystopian future, with the supersize guillotine known as the Razor looming over everything.

Readers tired of heroines who spend many pages in angst and internal hand-wringing will delight in determined, clever Sophie as she faces death, treachery, and marriage to the fashionable René, and they'll crack up at his odd outbursts, such as "My love! They play McCartney!"

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