Curse Of The Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke | Book Review

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Curse Of The Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke | Book ReviewCurse of the Specter Queen (Volume 1) by Jenny Elder Moke
Published by Disney Electronic Content on June 1, 2021
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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ISBN: 9781368066761
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four-half-stars

A female Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider when Samantha Knox receives a mysterious field diary and finds herself thrust into a treacherous plot. After stealing a car and jumping on a train, chased by a group dangerous pursuers, Sam finds out what’s so special about this book: it contains a cipher that leads to a cursed jade statue that could put an end to all mankind.

Bless Curse Of The Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke because it was giving me all of the National Treasure vibes. And if you know me, you know that I love National Treasure. After all, when I get bored I have been known to say “I’m going to steal the Declaration Of Independence” randomly. Just you know, for something to do. Anyways, Curse Of The Specter Queen is a unique young adult historical fantasy book that crosses continents and yields big adventure.

The year is 1922. Samantha Knox is a young woman who works at book restoration store. She has had the opportunity to leave her small town but refuses. Instead, Sam finds comfort and safety working at the bookstore. One day though, the store receives a delivery in the form of a very old diary which is need of repair. Sam opens the diary and is disturbed the image of a creature within the diary.

It turns out the diary is quite important — it is being sought by the Hellfire Club who want to use it to find an artifact that will awaken a goddess and launch the war to end all wars. With the help of the Steeling Siblings – Joana and Bennett – Sam reluctantly travels to Dublin, Ireland in a race against the Hellfire club as she solves a cipher to find the artifact.

I genuinely loved reading Curse Of The Specter Queen. And now Jenny Elder Moke is on my radar for quick fantasy reading. Sam, Joana, and Bennett are quite a trio. Bennett and Joana come from wealth and have been away at college. Sam, as said has been home toiling away. She’s almost been scared to leave working through her grief at the loss of her father seven years ago.

As she works to unravel the cipher, she begins to come alive. Her friendship with Joana reignities. FYI, Joana is a treasure. So, she’s pretty much a flapper and reminds me a little of Evie from Libba Bray’s The Diviners. Also, Bennett is very proud and studious and there’s a slow burn romance between him and Sam. This book is fast paced, the character development is right on point, and it has quite the adventure within. Make sure you get your hands on this one sooner rather than later.


Curse Of The Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke is a unique young adult historical fantasy book crossing continents and yielding big adventure.

four-half-stars
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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