A Spy in the House

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  • Author: Y.S. Lee
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  1. I really, really wanted to like this book I m a fan of novels set during the Victorian era, as I ve always been very interested in how thinking, reasoning people especially women manage to survive in such a repressive society It s the same reason I like Jane Austen novels, because the yearning for connection with other human beings is so often at odds with the strict customs of the day.There s a tendency now in books for authors to just ignore those rules and just barrel forward with whatever st [...]

  2. Having accidentally read book three in this series first I went back and read this one book one It s always better to begin at the beginning.It was nice to see how Mary began her career and how and when James came into the story Now I understand that later book much better I always enjoy a good historical mystery especially those set in Victorian London There s something very special about the history of that city and the spookiness of the docks, the fogs and the streets at night.I thoroughly en [...]

  3. Dude, this book rocked my world in all sorts of ways Asian American Woops sorry, she s Asian Canadian actually author Bingo Asian ish character Double bingo Feisty main character with an even crackalicious chemistry between the two leads JACKPOT.My favorite part of the book has to be the interactions between James and Mary I must ve cracked up tons of times from their hilarious banter They just sizzle in their scenes together After all, if she meets him in a closet there is bound to be some spar [...]

  4. Mary Quinn displays plenty of charm and wit while working as A Spy In The House Sadly, tiresome cliches and one dimensional supporting characters prevent this good read from becoming a great one It s 1853 in London, England, and 12 year old Mary Quinn has just been sentenced to die Convicted for thievery, Mary is saved from the gallows pole at the last moment by a mysterious stranger and brought to Miss Scrimshaw s Academy for Girls But much like Mary herself, the Academy is full of secrets Mary [...]

  5. Not bad but not great either the old classic good idea but not great execution The premise itself sounded interesting but I couldn t get invested in it We move too quickly from one event to the next in some cases and some of the connections seem too convenient or not quite believable.I would have loved to learn about Mary s school years and the skills her benefactors thought she displayed that they thought were good qualities for an Agent Mental red flags popped up from the beginning but I deci [...]

  6. I like the basic concept of The Agency A group of female spies in Victorian England It sounds fabulous A woman posing as a servant, a governess, for example, or a lady s maid or companion, could overhear and quietly collect a lot of things So I came in ready to love this series.Unfortunately, Mary Quinn goes directly from being informed that the Agency exists to arriving at her first job She is apparently given intensive training in between, but we don t see even a moment of it And I don t remem [...]

  7. This read like a dream Yes, I said it Now if you are anything like me and your bibliophilic life started with raunchy mills and boons Australian and Kiwi editions and then widened to include historical romance which were just as raunchy but did teach me a lot about Bonaparte you will have some level of familiarity with historical novels boasting of a strong heroine and an intriguing hero This, I hasten to add, is not to imply that The Agency is a romance novel Oh no, far from it Or that there ar [...]

  8. Oh, the Agency I read you in hopes of reading a version of the Gallagher Girls spy school in the Victorian period petticoats , but alas Here are the ways in which you disappointed me 1 You play Victorian dress up, but really, you re a modern girl at heart who likes to swear and call boys by their first names Also, being a lady I do not think it means what you think it means 2 I was teased completely by Mary being half Chinese, but then Lee spoke very little to that experience That s one of my ma [...]

  9. Quick paced, fun, and yes, a cute mystery read Ah, YA, you are my comfort zone Initial Thoughts 1 Great female protagonist Mary Quinn is strong, independent, determined, and a smart character She really breaks through society s expectations of hollow housewife , and takes risks in finding the necessary information for the case.2 Ah, sweet romantic tension This novel is not overly romantic, but the tense relationship between Mary and James is just cute Seriously, how they meet made me grin from e [...]

  10. A must read for fans of historical fiction, mystery, and strong heroines Picture Nancy Drew living in Victorian England and you have the new spunky Mary Lang aka Mary Quinn.An orphan destined for the gallows, Mary is rescued by a school for girls that is an agency on the side Her first assignment Pose as a lady s companion and extract as much information as she can about stolen goods from India We meet an interesting cast of characters as Mary becomes embroiled in than the bargained for The lad [...]

  11. An interesting mystery story I enjoy a good mystery in an intriguing historical setting such as the Victorian era, in this case smiles And though they were rather rude and infuriating at times, I do like both Mary and James and want to see of them There was a smidgen of romance, but mostly arguing, between our two main characters.Some minor language and misuses of God s name Also, mentions of mistresses and affairs If I ever collected this series, I d have to do a bit of whiting out Nothing ext [...]

  12. I thought this is a mystery, action packed book with a dash of romance.The mystery I didn t feel anything.The action Me I want some dirty fist fight and running around in London while being chased by the damn crooks moment.The book LOL No The romance Give me love Give me love

  13. First read 6 28 2010Second read 4 17 2016 Just as wonderful as the first time around I sometimes find that novels with historical settings can be a bit dry, but Y.S Lee has rekindled my love affair with Victorian England A SPY IN THE HOUSE is a fast paced read, narrated by a feisty heroine, bursting with mystery, lies, greed, secret alliances, and, of course, romance.With her quick wit and adventuresome spirit, Mary Quinn has quickly become one of my favorite main characters A SPY IN THE HOUSE i [...]

  14. I had forgotten all about this series The first time I read this book, I was 12 and I had absolutely adored it, but I wanted to see if my feelings would change upon reading it a second time and this time, in french I m happy to say that they didn t This was still the fun mystery story that I remember reading, and I m so glad that I picked it up I won t be writing a full review for this because I m lazy but I wouldn t hesitate to recommend it I mean, there was a half asian MC, I know, just let th [...]

  15. Very disappointed in this one as the premise was quite promising Set in Victorian London, a 17 year old girl goes undercover as a paid ladies companion in a wealthy family to uncover a smuggling scheme The girl is a student of the agency a group that takes poor, smart girls and turns them into spies for hire.One of the things that really caught my attention about this book is that the author has a Phd in Victorian literature and culture I expected the book to ring true in terms of the place and [...]

  16. 3.5 stars I loved the concept of this book I mean, a school in Victorian London that trains working class girls to NOT be reliant on men for an income or a roof over their heads And a school that s actually secretly an agency that sends women out on covert missions for Scotland Yard or whoever, because nobody pays attention to maids and housekeepers and companions PERFECTION I also loved that Mary is a mixed race protagonist This fact doesn t come out until half way through the book, but I DON T [...]

  17. Eine sehr gute historische Jugendbuch Reihe Diese B cher h tten meiner Meinung nach etwas mehr Aufmerksamkeit verdient, ich h re n mlich praktisch nie etwas ber diese Reihe Deshalb eine grosse Leseempfehlung von mir, nehmt dieses tolle Buch einmal zur Hand

  18. Hmmm, I liked this, but it also seemed maybe quite not all there I m not sure if I think Mary should ve put pieces together or if I think the book should ve had clues There was also a bit of Mary concealing stuff from the reader not terribly so, but it inched near the line of being annoying.Wish I shipped the ship , too It s not a major thread, but I always like my romance.

  19. Mystery was good, main character was awesome, loved the romantic interest and the ending was amazing Go pick up this book right now Watch my full review here youtube watch v lT8hC

  20. The premise of this first book in The Agency series follows sixteen year old half Irish, half Chinese Mary Lang Quinn, a female espionage working for the mysterious Agency A Spy in the House is full of witty banters and a charming male lead with an acerbic sense of humor I will admit that occasionally the banter stretches to the point of being unnecessary that I forget about the plot I d be enjoying the fighting so much that after Mary and James finally do stop fighting, I remember, OH RIGHT PLO [...]

  21. A Spy in the House follows reformed thief, Mary Quinn, when she starts her first assignment for the mysterious women s detective agency run by her school headmistresses Mary is placed in the Thorold household as a paid companion for the family s daughter, Angelica Mary s mission is to use her position to investigate the suspicious shipping company that Mr Thorold runs Mary ends up becoming embroiled than she was intended, eventually unraveling the mystery However, she also learns about some mys [...]

  22. For some reason, I was really apprehensive about reading this novel I was intrigued by the summary, I loved the cover, but I was lax about picking it up And even now, I m not exactly sure why I was hesitant to start it But I m glad I finally read it because I was pleasantly surprised The setting itself was enthralling the cobblestone streets and smelly river of Victorian England, don t tell me that didn t get your attention I even managed to learn a few things, that is always a positive I wasn t [...]

  23. I found A Spy in the House to be pretty entertaining, but fluffy It didn t require much thought or attention I wasn t bothered by Mum s snoring in the background a flight from the UK to Italy is so tiring , or the conversations going on just outside the hotel room Fun, but not taxing.The whole idea is quite fun an academy for girls who re down on their luck the main character is rescued from the gallows in the opening of the book , which can lead for some into becoming spies, in the Agency It s [...]

  24. This book seemed sooooooo good Well maybe it didn t seem, maybe it was.I can t wait to read the next book.

  25. 3.5 stars This author did a fine job of creating a lively, likable Victorian heroine for the young adult audience and upwards Of course I am far beyond young adult, perhaps in the almost senile category sorry, authort a ringing endorsement I know , and I enjoyed the book and intend to follow the adventures of this young woman She was about to be hanged for thievery, but was bustled out of the prison by a woman who took her to a school Here at the Academy, we can give you a better chance of achie [...]

  26. It s the nineteenth century Mary was rescued from the gallows to become part of an all female detective agency If you let that sink in for a second, you ll realize that A Spy in the House is not realistic historical fiction it s wishful thinking, it s social commentary, and no, it s not true to the time period Yet I really enjoyed the book A Spy in the House is like James Bond in petticoats with a side serving of feminism.

  27. Really liked the unraveling of the mystery and the very light romance I just didn t feel like it was the 1800 s I felt like many of the characters had a somewhat modern day mentality it just felt wrong

  28. I m impressed I ve discovered another historical fiction YA book that gives me the same thrills that Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary Jacky Faber, Ship s Boy does True, Mary Jacky Faber is much show offy than the blending in the wallpaper heroine, Mary Lang, but they re both ballsy YA heroines.Mary Lang, our heroine, was rescued from the gallows at age 12 to attend Miss Scrimshaw s Academy for Girls 5 years later, teaching has become a bore and she longs for advent [...]

  29. I completely forgot how much I love mysteries I LOVE THEM A LOT.There are many things I love in books spies, mysteries, England back in the day , hot guys, and disguises And these are just some I love EVERYTHING about this book.I love Y.S Lee s writing style I love the way she captures the time period, the amazingness of Mary, the total hotness and amazingness of James, the suspense and mystery of the plotline, and the way she had me guessing up until the very end When describing everything, Lee [...]

  30. I ve begun reading this, and about a third of the way through.Things I like Mary potentially being other than white bread though there is very little hint of that so far The idea of the agency women trained as spies Mary relying on her brains and wits I like Angelica s complexity, and the hint that the mother is not the namby pamby witless woman she seems.Things that put me off In spite of the careful research about London of the time that is shouldered in here and there, the story doesn t even [...]