If you’re looking for the perfect book to kick off your summer reading, The Spy in the Silver Palace is currently on sale for $0.99. This series starter is about a shapeshifting spy who works for a princess who’s not what she seems. You’ll like it if you enjoy YA fantasy adventures by Kristin Cashore, Tamora Pierce, and Victoria Aveyard.
This book also features my favorite first line to date: Mica wore her own face as she ran across the cobblestones.
Blurs are fast. Muscles are strong. Shields have impervious skin. Mimics can change their appearance.
And all of them are in danger.
Mica Graydier can change her face to resemble anyone. She dreams of using her Mimic skills on daring spy missions in enemy territory. Instead, she’s sent to work for a frivolous young princess in the Windfast Empire’s capital.
Infiltrating tea parties and collecting palace gossip makes Mica want to kill someone—preferably the princess herself—but she soon learns there’s more to this world than extravagant parties.
When her fellow Talents start disappearing, Mica gets caught up in a web of courtly intrigues and treacherous secrets. She must use her abilities to uncover the hidden foe lurking in the imperial palace—before she disappears too.