Secrets of the Realm by Bev Stout
Release Date: May 4 / 2013
Publisher: Creative Space
Blamed for her uncle's death, fifteen-year-old Annie is on the run. Knowing the perils she will face on the streets of eighteenth century London, she disguises herself as a boy. Her life on the streets is cut short when she becomes Captain Hawke’s cabin boy.Not only must Annie work alongside the Realm’s motley crew of outcasts and gentlemen, she must also keep her superstitious shipmates from discovering she is a girl.Annie vows she will never leave the Realm, where dreams are chased, shattered lives can mend, and secrets are stowed like keepsakes in an old desk drawer. But when her past catches up with her, can she return to the Realm? More importantly, will she have a choice?
*A review copy was provided for reviewing purposes*
Thank you to Bev Stout for providing the book! This does not alter my review in any way
Secrets of the Realm is a book about a girl who disguised herself as a boy and lived on a ship. From Annie Moore, she turned into Andres de la Cruz, Captain Hawke's cabin boy. Life on the ship was fun to read and I found myself being really into what happened to Annie. There was always the possibility that she would be discovered and kicked off of the ship. Crazy things happened all the time but what mattered was that Annie belonged out in the sea. I was really sad about how it all turned out in the end but I guess it had to happen :(