I liked the characters, but the story itself was a little confusing. I'm still not sure what the "link" is! lol All in all it was ok, I finished it but it took some self-prodding.
I was really turned off by what I felt was very blatant anti-Semetism. Since I have not read any of the Author's other work, I don't know if it is him or just the characters (almost all of them, it seems). Or maybe it is just that I am not used to the Arab side of the Arab/Israeli conflict being the one sympathized with. I read maybe one negative reference to Arabs... one. VS Tons negative towards Jews. ???
I found this to be inspiring and fascinating - not because it was written by Jolie, but rather due to her descriptions of the places and people she visited and the experiences she had. I really makes you think about how good your own life really is! As well as learning a lot, I gained a respect for Ms Jolie and all others that do UNHCR work.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a little predictable, as I figured out a major plot point a little early, but I am glad the way it turned out in the end. It was an interesting and engrossing read, hard to put down to do other things... Some people may not like how it ties up so neatly at the end, but I liked that it. (And didn't leave me wondering like Giants of the Frost did!) Looking forward to reading another Wilkins.
Enjoyed this one as well. I partically liked the way she wrote this one, from three points of view of the primary characters - two of the Queens and Jane Bolyen (Rochford), the lady in waiting to them and the first two Queens. Sometimes funny, sometimes very sad, sometimes ick. (I do hope that PG got some facts wrong with this one, particularly in re the age of Katherine... otherwise huge ick there...) I really enjoyed Anne of Cleves and hope to find more about her. What an interesting person, so lucky and ahead of her time!
My favorite of the series. Enjoyed the story much more in this one and the evolution of the story, the way the threads and little details all tied in at the end. Good resolution to the series. Also liked the fact that Bella finally sprouts a pair, ahem I mean gets some confidence and becomes a stronger character.
I enjoyed this book, only dislike was a sortof immature feel which I attributed to the age of the narrator. Look forward to reading more by this author. If you like Historical Fiction you will like this. Hint though, don't read the real people bits in the back, it will ruin a plot point - though it was a pretty easy one to figure out early on.
This was my first Sophie Kinsella and liked it ok. I got annoyed with the character making such stupid choices/mistakes, and I personally can't relate to her love of shopping, but she was forgivable and supposedly grows from it all. I said "supposedly" because I ordered all the other ones, only to read the backs - same problems, Ms Shopaholic?! Listed them right back on the site. Will try the Undomestic Goddess though. Least that won't have anything to do with this character and her consumerism.
I could just not get into this one. I felt completely apathetic towards Eleanor and don't even care to see what happens to her... I'd sadly rather read about it in a textbook, since I found the personality Plaidy gave her to be rather horrid. So I have posted it and am moving on.
Started to read this one but was a little lost - I think you would need to read the first one first. She makes enough references to what had happened before that it makes it a little confusing. (Also the author either confuses/swaps the names of the two boyfriend characters at one point, or I REALLY need to read the first one first...) So I will wait and try again after I read the first one. Cute though, and I think it will be worth waiting/holding to start reading again. I'll review again when done. ;)
Great, as usual! This one had some family discord that ended up tying in (loosely) with the crime. I liked how he (probably) got justice in the end, unlike most where the criminal gets away with it... I read this one in one night since the majority of it I just had to know what was going to happen next.