Sunday, May 11, 2014

BOOKS: Maggie Hope mysteries

Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal
11 h 3 min

The Maggie Hope series follows the American as she becomes a British spy. Her talent in the area of code breaking (due to her Math skills) gets her assigned as Princess Elizabeth's maths tutor. The last novel ended with some revelations of her previous dead father and Maggie is dealing with this information. She is a bit of a Mary Sue, figuring things out quickly, but I don't think I am supposed to fret too long on some plot points, so I shan't. Fun and games in wartime London with a crowd of young friends. I'm enjoying the audio versions of this book.
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal
10h  28 min

Maggie is marching up the spy ladder and will be the first woman parachuted in to Germany for a secret spy mission. Maggie has amazing luck (don't fret on plot points, Maggie is a natural!) but this book is bringing together the last two and some fun stuff happens that I can't really mention if you haven't been reading. This is a great series, with strong women on both sides. The next book comes out in July, and I'll wait for the audiobook. This book is definitely not the end of the series, with a showdown coming, and some romance to be decided. I'm on Hugh's side here, and hope he will be patient with Maggie. Point of history: Did Hitler get booed when Germans discovered his eugenics program? Several time the book makes reference to Nazis basing their Jewish laws on American segregation, just taking things much further.