Monday, April 20, 2015

Wendy Recommends-#2

Hello dear Readers,

Today, I would like to recommend one of my favorite books of all time. I love the story. Very interesting events, great and unforgettable characters and an amazing writing style.

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield.

Title: The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfiel
Genre: Mystery/Adult Fiction
Publisher: Atria Books (1st edition, September 12th, 2006)
Language: English
Hardcover: 416 Pages

Literary Awards: Dilys Award Nominee (2007), ALA Alex Award (2007), The Quill Award for Debut Author (2007)

Book Description

Sometimes, when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.
Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long. Calling on Margaret Lea, a young biographer troubled by her own painful history, Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good. Margaret is mesmerized by the author’s tale of Gothic strangeness—featuring the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire. Together, Margaret and Vida confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves
My thoughts (Spoiler Free)
*I gave 5/5 stars on Goodreads

This is one of these books that once you start it, you cannot put it down. With a lot of twists that keep you guessing until the end. The reasons why I like this book so much are many, basically, all what you always expect to find in a book. It has an interesting plot, believable and interesting characters, well-developed story, with just the exact amount of description. Twist of events that in my case, like it  always happens when I read these kind of books, I thought I had it figure out but no, it was not the case. There were times while reading it that I had to stop because I needed time to digest all the things going on, which was good because the pace of the book allowed to do that and sometimes I just put it down and picked it up the next day without any problem. This is a very unique story, which I think is what makes this book so interesting and also, the writing style is so beautiful and well executed that at the end you have an unforgettable and beautifully written book.

If you want to read a very unique story, with a great twist of event, a lot of mystery and great characters, I totally recommend this book.


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