Welcome to Colsten Can’t Wait, which is my version of Waiting On Wednesday! Every week, my cat and I pick out an upcoming book we’re looking forward to and highlight it! This week, we picked out The Lady Rogue.
Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul. Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him. Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it.
I’m a huge fan of Jenn Bennett’s books. She writes amazing contemporaries. This one sounds like it’s going to be more on the fantasy side. I’m really looking forward to seeing how she writes a book other than contemporary! It sounds awesome. I haven’t read too many treasure hunt/heist books, but they do also intrigue me. And this one sounds like it’s going to be a spectacular treasure hunt book. The main character is a treasure hunter who travelers the world with her father looking for priceless relics. Theodora has ambition, but her father has more attention for Huck, who was once the love of her life. I can’t wait to see those dynamics! Theodora and Huck have to go rescue her father when he doesn’t return from an expedition. He was hunting a ring legend to have belonged to Dracula. The whole story sounds amazing.
Thank you for reading!