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Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey
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Sep 09, 11

bookshelves: first-reads, books-i-own
Read from August 03 to 08, 2011 — I own a copy

I got this book as a Goodreads first read. I had to struggle to finish it. It was really boring. Most of the book was descriptive about everything Marie Antoinette had to go through to become presentable to the French court. After her marriage, the focus is on her life in the court as the dauphine of France. There is much talk of court formalities and the inability of the dauphin and dauphine to consummate their marriage. It ends with the death of Louis XV and the imminent ascension of Marie and her husband to the throne of France. I was just hoping that the book would get better as it dragged on. It was just uninteresting.

Amendment to review: Now that I know this is the first book in a series, it makes more sense that not all aspects of her life were discussed. I guess they will get to that later. It left me wanting more, which is what a book in a series is supposed to do, I guess.

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