Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
Possession. Power. Passion. New York Times bestselling novelist M. J. Rose creates her most provocative and magical spellbinder yet in this gothic novel set against the lavish spectacle of 1890s Belle Époque Paris.
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***Many thanks to Net Galley and Atria books for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.***
This insomniac's review:
I'm all in for a mythical novel. I like to be transported to another place altogether and a magical tale set in Paris sounded lovely to me. The crux of a magical novel is this- believability. Right? I have to be able to completely suspend my disbelief of all reality. Unfortunately, there were quiet a few parts that just did not ring true enough to me in this novel.
The writing of the novel was lovely. No qualms there. It was a slow beginning, but as it began to unravel I was engrossed. I read it all the way through in just a few days and admit that it was unique and fascinating. Paris was not only the setting, but a character of her own.
I just cannot give a glowing review due to the fact that I kept raising my eyebrows in disbelief. Still, worth reading if you enjoy a bit of the mystical. You may not feel the same as I.
Worth staying up all night to read?
Maybe. Maybe not.