Wednesday, August 2, 2017

I Want to Read It (64): The Chess Queen Enigma



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be-read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the ones, I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.



The Chess Queen Enigma (Stoker and Holmes, 3) by Colleen Gleason, October 6, 2015. Published by Chronicle Books. Source: Want to Read.
And then she mouthed a word at me—an unmistakable word that told me everything I needed to know. “Checkmate.”
Evaline Stoker & Mina Holmes have reluctantly agreed to act as social chaperones and undercover bodyguards for Princess Lurelia of Betrovia, who has arrived in London to deliver a letter that details the secret location of an ancient chess queen that’s been missing for centuries. But when the letter—which will heal a centuries-old rift between England and the Betrovians—is stolen out from under Evaline and Mina’s watchful eyes, the two girls are forced into a high-stakes race to ensure they find the chess queen before anyone else does…including their foe, the Ankh. For the chess queen is not only a historic symbol of a woman’s political power, but it has literal power as well—the queen will unlock the chessboard, revealing both treasures and ancient secrets the Ankh would kill to possess. It will take Mina’s smarts and Evaline’s strength to beat the thief and untangle this mystery before it is too late. 

Why

How did I not know this was OUT (two years ago)!!! I have been waiting for ages to see the continued adventures of Evaline Stoker and Mina Holmes!! I feel so cheated that two years have passed and I'm only just now realizing that it's out. 

Seriously though, Colleen Gleason's Stoker and Holmes series, the first two at least, was so so enjoyable!! I just really loved the characters and the story; it was just fun to read.  

If you haven't heard of or read, Colleen Gleason's Stoker and Holmes series, you can read my reviews for The Clockwork Scarab and The Spiritglass Charade!!  

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