Sunday, July 29, 2012

2012 book 200

Debra Dean's The Mirrored World
Apparently based at least a little bit on a true story, this novel centers on two cousins growing up in Russia in the 1700s (across the reign of three Empresses). Great insight into the roles of women during that period, and I loved all the historical details. Xenia's motivations in the second half of the book are a bit vague, but of course she's not the narrator, and Dasha is particularly likable. Definitely recommended for fans of historical fiction, and makes me want to read all sorts of other novels set in historical Russia (any recommendations?). B+.

An e-galley was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on August 28th.

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