The Storyteller’s Daughter by Victoria McCombs #BookTour

Title: The Storyteller’s Daughter

Author: Victoria McCombs

Release Date: July 14th 2020

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a story of Cosette, giftless girl born into world full of gifts – a gift of music, turning apples into peaches, or gift like her father – storytelling. Her father can spin a tale so fascinating that everyone in the tavern listening may think those tales are true. All seems to be good until one of those stories imagines Cosette to have the most amazing gift – she can spin gold. The idea is so unbelievable, yet many people believe it and are cross with Cosette that she is not willing to share her gift with others. This lie brings her before the King, who is not taking no for an answer. In those circumstances, Cosette finds an ally that can help her survive.

The Storyteller’s Daughter is an intriguing read, I was quite quickly drawn into the characters, and I wanted to know what will happen. They all have their secrets and mysteries, and I was keen to find out the truth behind each of those characters. Cosette is a grat man character, she grows through the story and becomes more sure of herself. She even dares to disobey the King, which is unimaginable for a giftless girl from a poor family. Characters around her are not that well developed, but they all have something to them, some mystery that just keeps you engaged in the story,

It is an entertaining read, but sadly the final is disappointing. The final resolution to the mystery is not shown, we just learn about it from someone who been there. It was really anti-climactic and just too much of a sweet happy ending. Even though the book left me wanting more, I’m still content with the time I spent with it.

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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning

37281873Title: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

Author: Sarra Manning

Pub Date: September 2018

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

A hilarious contemporary retelling of the classic society novel, Vanity Fair, featuring the irrepressible Becky Sharp

Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless – nothing can stop Becky Sharp.

Determined to leave her poverty-stricken roots behind her, Becky Sharp is going to take every opportunity offered to her to climb to the top. Whether it’s using her new BFF Amelia Sedley to step up into the rarified world of London’s upper classes, or seducing society’s most eligible bachelors, Becky Sharp is destined for great things – at any cost..

From London to Paris and beyond, the world is there for Becky’s taking – even though some people are determined to stop her along the way…

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Title: Heartless

Author: Marissa Meyer

Pub Date: US – November 8th, 2016, UK – February 9th, 2017 (with this beautiful cover!)

My Rating: ★★★★☆

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Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.

Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In her first stand-alone teen novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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