Monday, February 4, 2008

"The Luxe" is about New York society in 1899. And I mean high society. Officially this book is for young adults, but I still enjoyed it. It has such a beautiful cover. I wasn't expecting anything spectacular, but I did indeed enjoy it. It was a quick read and I do recomend it. It was also an easy read and would probably appeal to almost anyone. The best way to describe it is like the show "Gossip Girl" but its set in 1899. Still, it was good. I've heard rumour that its book one of a series and if thats true, I'll be sure to read the next one.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The Red Queen's Daughter

I just finished reading "The Red Queen's Daughter by Jacqueline Kolosov. I was very interested in reading this peticular book because it is about Mary Seymour, the daughter of Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII. History lost track of Mary Seymour. She was also the daughter of Thomas Seymour who was beheaded about eight months after Mary's birth. Mary's mother died six days after Mary's birth. After that, History lost track of Mary. According to most sources, Mary died while still a baby. But not in this book. This book is from her point of view. From the time of her early childhood till she's a teenager. In the court of Elizabeth I. It was a good read. Probably not historically accurate, but a good fiction.