In A Brief History of Montmaray Sophie FitzOsborne is a royal sixteen-year old girl living in a crumbling castle on the island Kingdom of Montmaray. She records her adventures in a well-hidden journal. She writes about everyday things like her mentally disoriented Uncle throwing chamber pots around his room, or other things like a pair of Germans trespassing the island. Each character has their own traits, and every person is different. For example, there is Henry. She is a tomboy who often does dangerous things without thinking. Then there is Victoria, who is beautiful and brilliant and likes political debates. Each character has a very important role in the book and their different personalities make the story come alive. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a good plot, with some history, and a dash of supernatural. I thought that the story was really strong--even until the very end. I don’t know if there will be a sequel, but if so, I would love to read another adventure of Sophie FitzOsborne!
-Morgan, Teen Book Reviewer