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The Crimson Thread by Suzanne Weyn
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Sep 05, 12

it was ok
bookshelves: fiction, young-adult, fairy-tales
Read in February, 2011

I gave this 2 stars but it was kind of hard to give it a rating. I felt drawn to give it more because I loved the way she mixed it up from the original version. I love the characters and the twist and turns. I actually did not guess the ending which is always nice for me. But I should probably give it less due to the errors that were abundant. First it was just spelling or grammar errors which drive me up the wall. Then it was all the historical errors. Read some of the other reviews cause I am not getting into that. The thing that picked at me most was the one yard of thread. Who would buy one yard of thread and for a whole dollar (again back to the historical errors)? For those of you that may not know, a yard is about 3 feet. You can sew a button with a yard of thread that is about it. There were other errors but it basically came down to the fact that the author did not do the research that was needed for this book. In the end I gave it 2 stars because I felt it was a good read and felt like it was not a waste of my time to read it. I will continue to read the rest of the books in this series. I probably would advise others to skip this one.

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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel after I saw this on your last update I borrowed it from the library. I liked it. thanks.

message 2: by Rachel (new)

Rachel okay... not rachel... it's jamie. ooops.

Kelly Aley I know Candace! That's how I felt exactly. I mean, the Internet is right there, USE IT! Don't act like it historical fiction when you make no effort at all for accuracy and you obviously never even sewed a button or passed math class. I'll let you press forward with the other books in the series. If you rate them high, maybe I'll chance it. Obviously this one had no editor,

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