Genre: YA Mystery
Published: January 13, 2015 by Putnam Juvenile
Series: #1 (Untitled)
Length: 336 pages
Source: won from Renae (thank you!)
“Avery West’s newfound family can shut down Prada when they want to shop in peace, and can just as easily order a bombing when they want to start a war. Part of a powerful and dangerous secret society called the Circle, they believe Avery is the key to an ancient prophecy. Some want to use her as a pawn. Some want her dead.
To unravel the mystery putting her life in danger, Avery must follow a trail of clues from the monuments of Paris to the back alleys of Istanbul with two boys who work for the Circle—beautiful, volatile Stellan and mysterious, magnetic Jack. But as the clues expose a stunning conspiracy that might plunge the world into World War 3, she discovers that both boys are hiding secrets of their own. Now she will have to choose not only between freedom and family–but between the boy who might help her save the world, and the one she’s falling in love with.”
I really enjoyed reading The Conspiracy of Us. At first I thought I wouldn’t like it because the main character, Avery, easily trusted strangers. Like, who the heck goes to Paris when a stranger danger guy tells her to come with him? But as the story progressed, I grew to like her and the other characters (Jack and Stellan). There is sort of a love triangle, but I think it works perfectly. I am definitely team Jack though. What prevented me from giving this book a solid 5 stars is that I’m still confused about the whole Dauphins and Saxons family and the whole Circle shinanigins. I think the sequel will elaborate more about the family and how they work. Hopefully we’re going to be introduced to the other 10 families. Another reason why I am giving this a 3.5 star rating is because some of the action scenes were hard to picture, and the girl on the cover def. doesn’t match up Avery’s descriptions in the book. Also, don’t expect for all the answers to be revealed in this book because it ends in a huge cliffhanger (*sobs*). What I loved about this book is the adventure that Jack and Avery goes through. It’s crazy how this book took place in 2-3 days! Like, get some rest people! They went from the U.S. to Paris to Istanbul then to Paris again! Overall I recommend you to read this. I think it’s a great book to start the series. I’ll definitely be reading the sequel once it comes out.