Sage Fowler chafes at life in her uncle’s household. She misses traveling and learning like she did when her father was alive. When her uncle sends her to the local matchmaker, Sage openly rebels. The matchmaker denies Sage a match, but does give her a position as an apprentice matchmaker. Life under Mistress Rodelle leads to many surprises--including being recruited as a spy for the king and uncovering a treasonous plot. Through her adventures as a spy, Sage faces danger, finds romance, and learns what she really wants in life.
The Traitor’s Kiss is an exciting read for fans of medieval-like adventure. Sage is a strong character with an enjoyable personality. While her life events may not be relatable, her attitudes, outlooks and relationships will resonate with teen readers. This is a light adventure read that is remarkable clean--a hard to find plus in YA literature these days.