Thursday, June 30, 2016

Mini Reviews (15)


I love Catherine the Great.  She is one of my favorite historical figures so I was really excited to read this book.  It focuses on a Russian art specialist named Tanya Kagan in present times and the young Catherine the Great in her early years in Russia.  I was completely sucked into this story and I could not put the book down.  I enjoyed reading about Tanya's work and her life as a Russian immigrant.  I loved this book until the last few chapters.  The ending was awful and so unexpected.  It made me hate Tanya in so many ways and it was just really disappointing.  I had so much hope for Tanya and to have all of that crushed in the last few pages was so frustrating. I'm giving this book 3 stars because 90% of it was really good.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



The Virgin's War by Laura Andersen

I LOVE this series so much.  I am so sad to see this trilogy end but this book was fantastic.  I love Andersen's characters and it was great to see how the story wrapped itself up.  I really hope that we will get to more of the characters in future books.  There was one part that had me in tears; I knew it was going to happen but I kept hoping that it wouldn't.  I know it was right for the story but it was so sad.  I would recommend any of Laura Andersen's books; they are the best! 5 stars.
 
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

I have been a fan of Alison Weir's books for a long time so I feel really bad because I didn't love this book.  It was an interesting story and I liked getting to see Katherine's side of things but it was so long.  I get wanting to give a very detailed view of her life in England but the story dragged on.  There were parts of the story that were fast paced but overall, it was drawn out for too long.  The story is well-written and it's rare to get Katherine's perspective and early relationship with Henry; I did enjoy those aspects which is why I'm giving it 3 stars.

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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