The Truth-Teller’s Tale
Young Adult / January 3, 2017

Safe-Keepers #2. Author: Sharon Shinn. Summary: Innkeeper’s daughters Adele and Eleda are mirror twins – identical twins whose looks are reflections of each other’s, and their special talents are like mirrors, too. Adele is a Safe-Keeper, entrusted with hearing and never revealing others’ secrets; Eleda is a Truth-Teller, who cannot tell a lie when asked a direct question. The town of Merendon relies on the twins, no one more than their best friend, Roelynn Karro, whose strict, wealthy father is determined to marry her off to the prince. When the girls are seventeen, a handsome dancing-master and his apprentice come to stay at the inn, and thus begins a chain of romance, mistaken identity, and some very surprising truths and falsehoods. (Goodreads summary.) Content Review: Sexual content: Some light flirting. Secondhand news of a girl being raped, beaten, and abandoned (to be found). Character says her sister ‘persists in having romances with unsuitable men’ but there are no details. Language: 2 d*** Violence: Man admits that he sent out a pirate-crew to intercept and take down another ship.