Review: League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis

The Synopsis:

31213370When 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.

My Review:

Goodreads – 5/5 Stars

“Run,Die, Or Kill”

I am really not a big fan of history, but Matthew Landis has made learning a little about it fun. I really enjoyed all the mentions of the different historical figures. League of American Traitors  is a roller coaster ride that’s for sure. A mix of past and present. I loved the main characters sense of humor. He also had great sarcasm. The writing is all around both humorous and serious.

Every character in this book is defined by what their ancestor did and for some, like the True Sons of Liberty, that person is all they are. They live in the past, embrace it, but never want to be more than that. Meanwhile Jasper is trying to change everything for these two Leagues.

“General Washington never imagined that your ancestor would betray him,” Cyrus said. and now Arnold’s name is a synonym for traitor. Consider that the next time you put your full trust in anyone.”

I think the ending was pretty satisfying and I wouldn’t mind a sequel.  😉
I think this would also make a great action movie. I really liked all the gun-slinging scenes. Reminded me of National Treasure a little bit. If you’re a fan of History or not, Action, or a good thriller, I think you’d like this book.

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If you have any questions or thoughts feel free to comment below! I’d love to hear them! ❤️️
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