The Outlander series for the YA audience—a debut, full of romance and intrigue, set in early eighteenth-century Scotland.
Saying good-bye to Scotland is the hardest thing that Jenna MacDuff has had to do—until she meets Lord Pembroke. Jenna’s small clan has risked their lives traveling the countryside as masons, secretly drumming up support and arms for the exiled King James Stuart to retake the British throne. But their next job brings them into enemy territory: England.
Jenna’s father repeatedly warns her to trust no one, but when the Duke of Keswick hires the clan to build a garrison on his estate, it seems she cannot hide her capable mind from the duke’s inquisitive son, Lord Alex Pembroke—nor mask her growing attraction to him. But there’s a covert plan behind the building of the garrison, and soon Jenna must struggle not only to keep her newfound friendship with Alex from her father, but also to keep her father’s treason from Alex.
Will Jenna decide to keep her family’s mutinous secrets and assist her clan’s cause, or protect the life of the young noble she’s falling for?
In Shelley Sackier’s lush, vivid historical debut, someone will pay a deadly price no matter which choice Jenna makes.
Having just finished reading Outlander I decided that I would give this book a try as it was said to be Outlander for YA. I have to say that I have to agree with that conclusion.
I really liked the story. I loved the characters. I absolutely loved that it was another book to take place in the Highlands around the same period of time as Outlander. The writing style was fun and well just amazing. I did feel that the story was a bit slower for my liking, but like I said I did just finish the faster paced Outlander. Also, I was a bit confused about the ‘job’ they were there to do.
All in all it was an amazing YA novel and I will definitely keep my eyes open for more books by this author. She has caught my attention with this book. She has brought the extraordinary world of Outlander to life for teenagers.