Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Bad Queen

The Bad Queen: Rules and Instructions for Marie-Antoinette (Young Royals)

Book: "The Bad Queen"
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Rating: 5 out of 5
Cover Rating: 5 out of 5 (love her hair!)
Read if: You are fascinated with historical stories or/and would like to learn more about Marie Antoinette.

In "The Bad Queen" you will travel outside of the comforts of the 21st century, and into the entirely different world that Marie Antoinette lived in the 18th century. The difference between this book and the many biographies on Marie Antoinette is that you are reading from the point of view of the Frenchwoman, Marie Antoinette. She has been given a bad name - hence the name of the "Bad Queen" - however, by reading this book, you see her story from a completely different point of view. You will begin to realize that Marie Antoinette really wasn't as bad as everyone made her out to be and though she may have made many bad mistakes, she was only human.

"The Bad Queen" was amazing. It sucked me in and kept me reading. I loved the history in it and how realistic it seemed, I could envision myself in the story. I loved hearing Marie Antoinette's side of everything and couldn't believe some of the things that she was put through. It also makes you realize how unfair people are, even today in these times. "The Bad Queen" was a wonderful book that I enjoyed greatly.

Also be sure to check out this post here on a Marie Antoinette inspired bedroom!


oboe.chick said...

That sounds good! I will have to read that one!

Miel Abeille said...

I have read several historical fiction novels about Marie Antoinette and "The Bad Queen" has been one of, if not THE best I've read so far. Great review!

Ashley @ Ashley's Library said...

Lately I have been reading a lot of historical novels about the Tudors but I want to branch out into something else. Maybe I'll try this one!

Allison said...

Great review, I've been meaning to pick this up...I've heard nothing but good things about it and I absolutely love the cover (and yes, her hair!).