Brooke Reviews: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

I really wanted to like this book more than I did. I am a huge fan of mystery, conspiracy, and romance (probably in that order), and this book promised all three. I think it definitely delivered, and yet I just couldn’t get super excited about it.

I liked the characters, but I felt as though I didn’t have enough time to get to know Avery in order to really root for her before she took off to Paris with a stranger. I know it’s fiction, and I know how much Avery wanted to meet her family, but I couldn’t help thinking, girl, he just pulled a knife on you! It was moments like these that made me question Avery’s judgement.

I will say that I really appreciated the travel aspect of this book. Paris and Istanbul sound incredible and I loved the historical details the author weaves into the story along the way. The Circle’s ties to Alexander the Great were particularly interesting.

And whatever Avery was lacking, Jack totally made up for it. I have a huge crush on Jack (maybe it’s his adorable British accent). The romance was adorable, and while there was insta-attraction, there was no insta-love. (Thank you thank you, Maggie Hall!)

The plot moved pretty quickly. I’ll most likely read Book 2. I liked this book, I just didn’t love it.

2 thoughts on “Brooke Reviews: The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

  1. Mariah smith

    Okay, first I NEED to know what you thought of the ending! I laughed my ass off cause I think Stellan is funny. Definitely not a love interest, but nonetheless still great. And I totally agree on the traveling and historical aspects. I thought the way Hall weaved the Circle’s history throughout ours was super cool and I could totally see it actually existing in our society (honestly I’m jealous of Avery, I want a mafia family).
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    1. brooke Post author

      Ending was great – I think the second half of the book was much stronger than the first half! Stellan is hilarious. He was fantastic comic relief. (Luc, too!) Okay, here’s my prediction: I think Stellan AND Jack are ‘the One.’ Not exactly sure yet how that’s gonna work out, but it must have something to do with that cryptic voicemail message Fitz left Avery’s mom. And yeah, mafia family would be super cool. I want to go shopping at Prada anytime I want (minus the almost getting killed part). 😉


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