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The Last Song by Eva Wiseman
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Apr 26, 2012

it was ok
Read in April, 2012

This is an extremely predictable novel that wants to be much more than it is. The blurb fills you with images of far flung, exotic Spain during a time of turmoil, a family in religious strife, a lurking danger – all of the things that make a great historical novel. Unfortunately, this book is scattered in too many ways to be coherent. The characters are not unique individuals; they are just stereotypical maidens of literature that you’ve seen in a dozen different novels. There is nothing to make them stand out from any other person. The setting is a good one but the author fails to capitalize on this and bring it to life and help engage the reader. The last third of the novel became a situation of “what are you thinking?” for me and I grew increasingly irritated at the characters and their actions. I had really been looking forward to this one and am sad to have been so disappointed in the execution of the premise.

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