This is the second Twisted Tale Disney book I've read (after the Sleeping Beauty one, which I didn't care for much). I was skeptical going in because the first one I read felt too modern teen-y to be the beloved fairy tale Disney made so long ago. I was worried this one would ruin Belle by making her a modern whiny teenager who said things like "oh my god" and "like" all the time. But I really liked this one!
I want to start by saying that I did really like this book. I feel like it was well researched and it flowed nicely. I liked how it spanned a longer period of time, showing what life was like for the main characters before the Revolution started and all the way through it to what life is like for them after the revolution (if they survived!)
Wow, I was really impressed with this book! I ordered it as a bit of research in my own French Revolution historical fiction I'm about to start writing. I didn't expect to be enthralled with it, but I was! It was hard to put it down and then I was thinking about Marie when I wasn't reading. She had such an interesting and unique and terrible life during the revolution and a bit after.
I want to start by exclaiming "Oh man! What a wonderful book!" - Alex Apostol's 5 Star Review of "The Lost Queen". Read more now...
A few weeks ago, with Christmas fast approaching, I decided to take on a rereading of "Little Women". Even though the story goes through all the seasons in many years, it has always felt like a Christmas story to me. I haven't read it for almost twenty years, when I was a teenager myself, so it's safe to say I found so much more in the book now than I had then. Life experiences will do that to a girl, eh? My goal was to finish reading the book before going to see the new movie out in theaters this last weekend. I almost made it with only 50 pages to go, so close enough.