Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Queen's Soprano by Carol Dines

Title: The Queen's Soprano

Author: Carol Dines

Pages: 316

Age group: 14+

From: Public Library

Genre: Historical Romance

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Angelica Voglia has the voice of an angel. But in seventeenth-century Rome, the pope has forbidden women to sing in public. To make matters worse, her controlling mother is determined to marry her off to a wealthy nobleman, even though Angelica is in love with a poor French artist. Angelica's only hope to sing before an audience—and escape a forced marriage—is to flee to Queen Christina's court, where she will become the queen's soprano. But she soon discovers that the palace walls are not completely secure . . . and her freedom will require even greater sacrifice than she imagined.

Review: This book was amazing. The whole way through the book I was thinking to myself that The Queen's Soprano would definitely get 5 stars... 

The reason why I'm giving this book 4 stars, not 5 is because of the ending for two reasons:

a) because it was so sudden!

and b) because really, you don't know what will happen!

I guess you could argue that you didn't know the ending of most books but... if you read this you'll know what I mean. Other than those reasons this book was so good! It made me cry  at the right times, and laugh at other things that Angelica thought or said. Also, the way they talked about her 'Miracle' voice, it felt like I could hear it coming in one ear and out the other.

What I also liked about this book was that it wasn't just focused on romance, it had enough romance to keep you satisfied but it also focused on her relationship with her family an others.

Overall I think this book was great and would recommend it to everyone, especially to people who love historical books.


AN: For some unknown reason it won't let me change the boldness and colour of my font. Sorry!

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