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Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
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Sep 14, 10

bookshelves: historical-fiction, favorites, 5-star-reads
Read from September 10 to 14, 2010

Boy, oh boy, can Kate Quinn tell a story! This is easily one of the most entertaining, un-put-down-able books I’ve read. It’s not a book to be read slowly and savored, but one to devour! If I’d been able to read this in one sitting, I most certainly would have. The story is fast-paced with constant action and drama to keep you turning those pages. I kid you not…there was not a lull to be found!

There wasn’t any one character that I was extremely attached to. It was more the story as a whole that held me captive. There were moments where I was on the edge of my seat, reading wide-eyed and literally holding my breath waiting to see what was going to happen next. And other moments when I was shocked, surprised, and even near tears. Quite an intense ride and I loved every minute of it!

I also want to mention that there is quite a bit of violence and some pretty explicit sex scenes in the book. Just a heads-up for those of you who may be sensitive to that kind of thing. Personally, I thought it added some awesome intensity and drama to the story.

It’s always exciting to find a new and wonderful author to follow. If Kate Quinn writes it, I will read it. Can’t wait to see what other gems she has up her sleeve for us to enjoy down the road!
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Reading Progress

09/11/2010 page 101
20.0% "Wow, this is one addicting book! Loving it!" 14 comments
09/12/2010 page 298
60.0% "I can't put this down! I'm stealing every moment I can to read."
09/13/2010 page 379
76.0% "Shocker!" 6 comments
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Vicki Yay! Now I am even more excited to read it!

Heather I loved it! It even got put on my 'favorites' shelf. Can't wait to hear what you think when you get around to it, Vicki! I really think you'll like it. :)

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Vicki I hope to get to it soon. After I finish Little Bee the next two books I own I want to read is Juliet or this one. I feel I should read Juliet first though, because I am teaching it in like two weeks.

Heather Ooohh, two great books lined up for you! I was really surprised by Juliet...I was thinking it was going to be more of a romance type of book, and there is some romance in there, but it mainly felt like a mystery to me. And a pretty good one at that. I hope you like it!

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Vicki I am excited to get to it. I will let you know how it goes. The fact that it is more mystery intrigues me more, not that I hate romance, but I don't generally read a book that is really just romance.

Heather I look forward to your updates! I love that 'update' feature on here. It's fun getting to hear what people think of the book as they are reading.

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