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[Review] White Knights – Julie Moffett [Blog Tour]

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Welcome to the Ginger Mom’s stop on the White Knights blog tour, hosted by YA Reads Blog Tours. I am so thrilled to be sharing this book with you (that I read in December so unfortunately it doesn’t count for any 2018 challenges) because I loved it! Like – stop a stranger on the street and don’t stop talking about this book until they run away screaming, thinking you’ve escaped from the psych ward! Crazy good!

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Did I mention the main character, Angel, is a ginger? Well played, Julie 🙂
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White Knights
White Knights series #1
by Julie Moffett
Publisher: True Airspeed Press LLC
Release Date: December 6, 2017
Genre: YA Spy
Pages: 334
Format read: Kindle
Source: Author for Review
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Geek Girls Rule! My name is Angel Sinclair. I’m the youngest senior at Excalibur Academy for the Technologically Gifted and Talented in Washington, DC. I was pushed ahead a year because of my high IQ and considerable prowess behind the keyboard, making me an outcast even among my own peers. I’ve been looking for my dad all my life. A brilliant mathematician and cryptographer, he disappeared under mysterious circumstances when I was eighteen months old. Although my mom tells me I must put him in my past, it only makes me more determined to find out what happened to him. When weird accidents start happening at my school and the vice principal is involved in a deadly incident, I don’t see it as a coincidence. After launching my own investigation, with the aid of an unexpected set of allies calling themselves the White Knights, I discover a threat far greater than I ever could have imagined. I could take my discoveries to the authorities, but my own investigative methods would be at risk. Can anyone say hacking? No, it’s up to me to set things right. My objectives are straightforward: clear the name of the vice principal, learn the truth about my father, and stay alive. In other worlds, save the day and try not to look too much like a dork while doing it. 

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This book is Hogwarts for geeks. It is the perfect blend of YA, computer geeks, and spies!

I loved Angel’s character right away. As an introvert myself, I see her as the extreme of what I could be. Well, if I were a computer hacking genius with a sky-high IQ. And I really enjoyed the double plot – Angel and the White Knights trying to help their vice principal and then the government searching for the Hidden Avenger. That, along with Angel’s search for her dad.

Julie Moffett used technical language and terms in such a way that I always knew what was going on, even though the hacking concepts and biotechnology go way over my head.

The characters in this book were some of my favorites. As I said, I enjoyed Angel’s character almost immediately. Especially the way she ends up with two friends, almost against her will. She drags her feet nearly every step of the way, despite the fact that they don’t go away. Wally was an entertaining character – thinks he’s a hotshot computer whiz. Very full of himself but in an extraordinary way, not an obnoxious one. And Frankie! If there is going to be a spin-off (other than the Lexi Carmichael mysteries, which I am already starting), please oh please let it be about Frankie! I loved her attitude / super-spunk and the descriptions Moffett provides for her. Princess Leia buns, different color highlights (almost for different moods, it seems). Frankie is the farthest from a “normal” girl and that is what I enjoyed most about her. That, and her “mad skills” as a graphic design queen.

This book does end on a cliffhanger, leading you right into the second book. Although I am usually frustrated by cliffhangers and not a fan, this one was executed flawlessly. I will be counting down the days until the second book releases in eager anticipation. I do, however, feel that this book wrapped up very well. All loose ends tied and accounted for.

Though late in the year, this book easily climbed onto our Top 10 of 2017 list. I don’t think there was an element I didn’t enjoy. And, while I wait for book 2, it’s time to dive into the Lexi Carmichael Mysteries (she was Angel’s internship boss and I look forward to seeing more of her character).

And . . .

There’s even an awesome GIVEAWAY for this tour 🙂 Unfortunately, open to the US only. Enter to win a signed paperback copy of White Knights and a “This Princess Saves Herself” magnet!

Three books

That’s all for today 🙂
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