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The Bloodletter's Daughter by Linda Lafferty
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bookshelves: kindle-prime, fiction, history

Set in seventeenth-century Bohemia, the story of Marketa -- teen bathmaid and the village bloodletter's daughter with laughably convenient, unrealistic modern sensibilities -- is interesting and admittedly hard to put down. A quick, easy read with historical overtones, I recommend this book only if stagey, flowery, overwrought dialogue doesn't detract from your ability to enjoy a novel. The author does many things well, but it's difficult to suspend one's disbelief time and time again when this unremarkable village girl so rocks the world of the men around her, inspiring them to move heaven and earth and turn their beliefs and priorities upside down to covet and protect her. In that respect, the book reminded me of the Twilight saga: normal girl finds herself as the central force in every character's life for no discernible reason, yet it's hard to stop reading.
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Reading Progress

October 21, 2012 – Started Reading
October 21, 2012 – Shelved
October 21, 2012 – Shelved as: kindle-prime
October 21, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
October 21, 2012 – Shelved as: history
October 25, 2012 – Finished Reading

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