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Katharine McMahon
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Maven Books
Maven Books rated it 6 years ago
I didn't realize this was by an author I'd tried to read before, but I figured I'd give it a try. The first chapter seemed really good, so I thought I'd keep going. It wasn't as strong after that, but I thought it was ok, though I credit that to having been sleep-deprived. I got a good night's sl...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I liked this story, it was a fast read, but somehow it missed being something special. It's the story of Emilie Seldon, who was raised during the time of Isaac Newton in the spirit of scientific inquiry, and, despite her sex, to be a natural philosopher--a scientist. But her father forgot to include...
instalove
instalove rated it 6 years ago
Hmm.... I think a B for narration, and a B- for story. The writing was beautiful and memorable, and I loved how Mariella's character evolved. However, the pacing was inconsistent and some of the childhood flashbacks during the middle of a war scene were pretty jarring while listening - but I might n...
everydayjam
everydayjam rated it 7 years ago
I liked it...but I didn't LIKE it, like it. The characters were a bit to one dimensional to be really engaging, and the plot a bit predictable. That said, the way the author weaves the alchemy into both the surface story -- Emilie's activities, and into the psychological story -- Emilie's developmen...
Amy Reads Books
Amy Reads Books rated it 7 years ago
I resorted to a Random Number Generator to pick what to read next. And it pulled out this books number.The blurb sounded pretty promising, but I soon as I started it, alarm bells started ringing. I couldn't connect to Evelyn, the protaganist; Meredith was portrayed as manipulative & horrible in a to...
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