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The League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
Published by Sky Pony Press on August 8th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Historical
Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository
National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.
Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .
When seventeen year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets tied to America’s history—and he’s right at the heart of it.
First, Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father’s death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a war that has been going on for centuries, in which the descendants of the heroes and traitors of the American Revolution still duel to the death for the sake of their honor.
His only hope to escape his dangerous fate on his eighteenth birthday? Take up the research his father was pursuing at the time of his death, to clear Arnold’s name.
Whisked off to a boarding school populated by other descendants of notorious American traitors, it’s a race to discover the truth. But if Jasper doesn’t find a way to uncover the evidence his father was hunting for, he may end up paying for the sins of his forefathers with his own life.
Like a mash-up of National Treasure and Hamilton, Matthew Landis’s debut spins the what-ifs of American history into a heart-pounding thriller steeped in conspiracy, clue hunting, and danger.
After reading that first sentence did you say YAS out loud? Just me? Okay. Seriously though, anything that takes place in a special school for anything is the fastest way to get a book nerd to get grab handy. I’m not a massive history buff, but I love reading about it in YA. Especially with the thriller aspect, it sounds amazing! Also, the MC’s name is Jasper and I can’t help but think of Six of Crows….all Jaspers across genres have my heart.