vrijdag 28 januari 2011

50 Books Challenge - # 5: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Title: The Other Boleyn Girl
Author: Philippa Gregory
Story: Mary Boleyn catches the eye of Henry VIII when she comes to court as a girl of fourteen. Dazzled by the golden prince, Mary’s joy is cut short when she discovers that she is a pawn in the dynastic plots of her family. When the capricious king’s interest wanes, Mary is ordered to pass on her knowledge of how to please him to her friend and rival: her sister Anne. Anne soon becomes irresistable to Henry, and Mary can do nothing but watch her sister’s rise. Anne stops at nothing to achieve her own ambition. From now on, Mary will be no more than the other Boleyn girl. But beyond the court is a man who dares to challenge the power of her family to offer Mary a life of freedom and passion. If only she has the courage to break away – before the Boleyn enemies turn on the Boleyn girls.
Start: january 22nd 2011
End: january 28th 2011
Comment: This book was truly amazing. I just couldn't put it down. It was a very intriguing story and beautifully written. I love stories about this period of time and I really think Gregory discribed it so well. I can't believe what a bitch Anne Boleyn was and how loyal Mary Boleyn was. She did everything for her sister, even though she took Mary's son away from her and banned her from Anne's court. I saw the movie before I read the book, and I thought the movie was very good. But the novel was so much better. Great book, so perfect.
Rating: 5/ 5

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