(The Conspiracy of Us #1)
Published: January 13th 2015
Synopsis (from the book):
Sixteen-year-old 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 both boys are hiding secrets of their own, and when the clues expose stunning new information, Avery realizes the conspiracy could destroy her life–if it doesn’t destroy the world first.
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Genre(s): Young-adult mystery, thriller
Page Count: 336
I love a good mystery, and add conspiracy theories, prophecies, and plot twists, and the book is golden.
Avery West is a girl living in Minnesota with her mother, who moved around a lot because of her mother’s job. As a result, Avery cuts all ties with people, and doesn’t allow herself to even try to make friends. This ultimately leads to her being a bit of a loner with only her mom as someone close to her. When the new kid at her school Jack and a stranger named Stellan shows up at prom to tell her she’s in danger, and she has to go to her dad’s family, she jumps at the chance, letting him whisk her away to Paris. What originally started off as an innocent meet the family visit suddenly turned into being in the middle of a secret society (The circle of 12, 12 important families that apparently control everything like media, politics, etc.), with dangerous enemies, conspiracies, and an ancient prophecy that promises power. After an attempt on her life, Avery and Jack realize that she’s much more important to the fate of the Circle than they thought.