Review written by: Katie M.
This is the third book in the Cat Royal series, featuring a 13 year old orphan girl named Cat who was raised in Robert Sheridan's theatre in London. This installment of Cat's adventures takes her to revolutionary Paris, where she encounters the young king of theives, an old friend, and the revolutionary mobs, all while under a particularly distasteful threat from home. I found this to be the best of the Cat Royal books that are at the library, and I think Julia Golding is a very talented author. Her history is far from perfect, but that doesn't really matter next to the story. Having read L.A. Meyer's Bloody Jack series prior to Cat Royal, I can say that Jacky Faber of Meyer's books has a lot in common with Cat. However, Cat Royal is intended for younger readers than Bloody Jack, and (perhaps as a result of this) has a lot less of the grit that, for this reader, makes up much of the charm of Bloody Jack. Nevertheless, the fact that I have stuck through this series to the third book should speak volumes about what I think of this series as far as enjoyment goes. I highly recommend these books for anyone interested, but especially to those who are just beginning to read YA books.