Jenn Bennett is a badass. Her books have this way is slipping their fingers around my heart and squeezing to give me all the feels. The visuals and the worldbuilding? Also stellar. She dances around genres and tropes, and basically she’s always a delight to read. (If you need an urban fantasy rec, try to her Arcadia Bell series. Start with Kindling the Moon.)

It’s her new novel The Lady Rogue that has me making all the heart eyes right now. This book is essentially Lara Croft with occult magic, a hunt for Dracula’s ring, exploring castles, and some of those moments where you’ll be SO glad you’re sitting down. 😉 

You don’t need to have read any of her earlier books to dive into The Lady Rogue when it hits stores and Kindles on Sept. 3. (But you can! Should even!) I’m pre-ordering a hardback copy, too, because that cover is pretty and I want it on my shelves. 

The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett // Chelsea Mueller Book Rec!


The Last Magician meets A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue in this thrilling tale filled with magic and set in the mysterious Carpathian Mountains where a girl must hunt down Vlad the Impaler’s cursed ring in order to save her father.

Some legends never die…

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love of Theodora’s life—Huck Gallagher, while Theodora is left to sit alone in her hotel in Istanbul.

Until Huck arrives from an expedition without her father and enlists Theodora’s help in rescuing him. Armed with her father’s travel journal, the reluctant duo learns that her father had been digging up information on a legendary and magical ring that once belonged to Vlad the Impaler—more widely known as Dracula—and that it just might be the key to finding him.

Journeying into Romania, Theodora and Huck embark on a captivating adventure through Gothic villages and dark castles in the misty Carpathian Mountains to recover the notorious ring. But they aren’t the only ones who are searching for it. A secretive and dangerous occult society with a powerful link to Vlad the Impaler himself is hunting for it, too. And they will go to any lengths—including murder—to possess it. 

Want to preorder like the cool kids? Here’s some links: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound

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