A fast-paced international escapade, laced with adrenaline, glamour, and romance--perfect for fans of Ally CarterI love those around-the-world, searching for some mystery, danger and adventure type stories. I have read Dan Brown's books over and over because I love that old-world suspense. I was so excited to see that the library had The Conspiracy of Us right away and read to borrow. It was read Julia Whelan and was 9 hours, 36 minutes long.
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.
- Avery was an interesting main character and I loved her purple eyes, how cool would that be!
- There was definitely mystery, adventure and traveling. This was a good book to get a couple stops for my Around the World Challenge. The book starts in a not-real town in Minnesota, but then she goes to Paris and Istanbul.
- I loved Jack, total book boy crush for sure! I imagined him being a lot like Johnny Pacar in his role on Make It or Break It.
- The whole structure of the official families and the circle was interesting. I do want to continue with the series to see how it all goes down. There was some confusing stuff with the prophecy, but I am hoping that it all comes together in the next two books.
- The biggest gripe I have is that the conspiracy was a little convoluted. It was a bit hard to understand, but I think that this could be largely in part because I listened to the book instead of reading it. I do sometimes lose my focus sometimes when I am listening. It is a lot harder to go back and re-read when you have to reverse your audiobook!