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Fatal Throne I am impressed The title of this work makes it sound trashier and gushier than it is Even though it s no Wolf Hall, the writing in Fatal Throne is strong and sophisticated, albeit not uniformly so This book is assembled of 8 perspectives Henry Viii, his wives and then Elizabeth I telling their personal stories all written by different YA authors, most writers of the highest acclaim The real standouts are Jennifer Donnelly s Anna of Cleves and Linda Sue Park s Catherine Howard.Hardly an I am impressed The title of this work makes it sound trashier and gushier than it is Even though it s no Wolf Hall, the writing in Fatal Throne is strong and sophisticated, albeit not uniformly so This book is assembled of 8 perspectives Henry Viii, his wives and then Elizabeth I telling their personal stories all written by different YA authors, most writers of the highest acclaim The real standouts are Jennifer Donnelly s Anna of Cleves and Linda Sue Park s Catherine Howard.Hardly any of this was factually new to me After all, I am no Tudor novice I d spent a pretty obscene amount of time consuming Tudor media Still the authors managed to bring something fresh to their narratives This would be an excellent tool of recruiting a new generation of Tudor junkies I m not sure why I m such a sucker for Tudor era history and fiction I ve readpages on Henry VIII and his wives than any other historical figures I think it s a mix of things.shock at so much power in the hands of one man and how misguided that sort of power can make even the strongest person.the sheer political grasping and manipulating of upper class men and women in that timeand the role of English women in the 1500s Six women destined to be queen..six women finding out t I m not sure why I m such a sucker for Tudor era history and fiction I ve readpages on Henry VIII and his wives than any other historical figures I think it s a mix of things.shock at so much power in the hands of one man and how misguided that sort of power can make even the strongest person.the sheer political grasping and manipulating of upper class men and women in that timeand the role of English women in the 1500s Six women destined to be queen..six women finding out that being the queen was the highest rank in the country, but not the safest or most secure spot Was the reward worth the cost I think not Divorced, Beheaded, Died Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.So much drama So much manipulation So much sorrow And death And betrayal And lies The whole situation so F d up that people still talk about itthan 450 years later.When I saw the blurb for this book, I had to read it Seven YA authors coming together to write a book from the POV of each wife and Henry VIII The emotions, the behind the scenes manipulation, the realizations, the reasons why..Although some changes were made for instance a couple names are spelled differently in the book to avoid confusing people with similar names It s fiction, not a non fiction narrative of events, so I didn t mind the switch and the events are toned down a bit, this was a very interesting and enjoyable take on events I liked the fact that this was written by several different authors The changing styles between each chapter was fitting All of Henry s wives were very different people, so the style changes really brought that concept home My favorite chapter was the one about Anne of Cleves In my opinion, she fared better than any of Henry s other wives divorced, but very wealthy.This book definitely illustrates the fact that women were often used in bargaining for political power, riches and place at court These women had little or no choice.if Henry showed interest in them at all, their families wanted to capitalize on it Women had no power outside of manipulation.even when married to the King In his quest to have an heir to carry on the Tudor line, Henry positioned himself so that he could do as he wished with his wives..divorce, execution..all for that heir Sad And he bankrupted the country Worst King Ever Worst Husband Ever.I enjoyed this book The stories are well written, emotional and engaging Each chapter is followed by commentary from Henry VIII s point of view At the very back of the book is a timeline for the Henry s life and reign.I wouldn t recommend this book for children under 14 There are some very adult situations and a little bit of sex Nothing graphic Just Henry trying to get his heir Ugh There is also a little bit of description of why this proved impossible or incredibly grossnothing graphic, but it s impossible to tell the story without discussing impotence, morbid obesity, festering leg sores, etc.This is the first book I ve read by any of these YA authors I m definitely looking into their other books Very enjoyable reading experience, despite the heaviness of the subject A YA historical fiction book, Fatal Throne was a highly interesting read I ve always had a interest in King Henry VIII especially books, movies and shows that depict his somewhat scandalous life Best known for his six marriages, Fatal Throne is broken into sections each wife telling her own story, followed by King Henry s own interpretation Recommended to readers that enjoy YA historical fiction. This is one of my favorite Tudor books ever It made me interested beyond Anne Boleyn Each author writes a different character and they are all so, so rewarding and wonderful.Fleming s Katharine of Aragon is pious and understandable M T Anderson s Henry VIII is wonderfully insane yet lovable His Elizabeth, though brief, is beautiful and strong Hemphill s Anne Boleyn is a classic mean girl certainly not my favorite telling of Anne, but wonderful nonetheless Sandell s Jane Seymour is This is one of my favorite Tudor books ever It made me interested beyond Anne Boleyn Each author writes a different character and they are all so, so rewarding and wonderful.Fleming s Katharine of Aragon is pious and understandable M T Anderson s Henry VIII is wonderfully insane yet lovable His Elizabeth, though brief, is beautiful and strong Hemphill s Anne Boleyn is a classic mean girl certainly not my favorite telling of Anne, but wonderful nonetheless Sandell s Jane Seymour is sweet and relatable Donnelly s Anna of Cleves has a wonderful narrative Though she doesn t prescribe to my Anne of Cleves theories, she proves herself yet again as one of my favorite authors Park s Catherine Howard genuinely interested me in the woman I would love to learnabout her The same goes for Hopkinson s Kateryn Parr All in all, this book is a fabulous YA retelling of the six wives of Henry VIII It s factual while still remaining fictional, and falls into borderline New Adult with some of the steamier or, to be frank,disgusting as Henry grows older scenes I loved this book very much It was everything I had hoped for in a history related book History has always interested me so I was interested in findingabout King Henry the 8th and his wives In school they give us a brief description of what happens to his wives but it doesn t go into full detail with what I want This book does it for you You get completely all the details about his wives I think it was extreme that he had six wives That s so so so many They were either divorced or I loved this book very much It was everything I had hoped for in a history related book History has always interested me so I was interested in findingabout King Henry the 8th and his wives In school they give us a brief description of what happens to his wives but it doesn t go into full detail with what I want This book does it for you You get completely all the details about his wives I think it was extreme that he had six wives That s so so so many They were either divorced or put to death Those poor women All King Henry wanted was a son The only one who gave him one was Jane Seymour and for that he loved her the most Unfortunately though she ends up dying after child birth If you are interested in learningabout what he did to all those women this would be a great book to read Or also if you just want something that is possibly a change from what you normally would read I think this book would also be sort of great for some people learning about it in class It s loaded with lots of information but it s not boring information it s kind of fun Is that the word for it Anyways although it was interesting it was just a tiny bit slow in some parts for me but other than that it was great What a fun premise each chapter is from the perspective of one of Henry VIII s wives, and each is by a different YA author I learned a lot about the lesser known wives I wasn t as much of a fan of Henry s perspective and question whether it was needed, but overall I really enjoyed this one Readof my reviews on JenRyland.com Check out my Bookstagram Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube get the lowdown on current books in 10 30 seconds I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway What a fun premise each chapter is from the perspective of one of Henry VIII s wives, and each is by a different YA author I learned a lot about the lesser known wives I wasn t as much of a fan of Henry s perspective and question whether it was needed, but overall I really enjoyed this one Readof my reviews on JenRyland.com Check out my Bookstagram Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube get the lowdown on current books in 10 30 seconds I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway I ve entered so many and this was the first I ve ever won I admit, this book is a clever idea six authors recount the lives of King Henry V111 wives, written from the wives point of view plus another author to voice King Henry s side of each story.I m a sucker for historical fiction, but the style of writing put me off Each story smacks of pocket book romance, not my favourite genre.If you enjoy historical fiction, and also get a thrill from pocket book romance, this book will undoubtedly find its way to your favourite list For me, the book left a I admit, this book is a clever idea six authors recount the lives of King Henry V111 wives, written from the wives point of view plus another author to voice King Henry s side of each story.I m a sucker for historical fiction, but the style of writing put me off Each story smacks of pocket book romance, not my favourite genre.If you enjoy historical fiction, and also get a thrill from pocket book romance, this book will undoubtedly find its way to your favourite list For me, the book left a yuk taste in my mouth For asober, and perhapsaccurate account, I think I ll give Alison Weir s The Six Wives of Henry V111 a try Fatal Throne, A Book About Henry VIII And His Six Wives, Coordinated By Candace Fleming Fleming And Six Other Authors Will Each Contribute A Story From Different Points Of View MT Anderson, Jennifer Donnelly, Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson, Linda Sue Park, And Lisa Ann Sandell You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Wow, I had no idea how much I would freaking love reading about Henry VIII s wives, their struggles, and his deplorable behavior I cheered for the women, whose lives were often hell, and I jeered Henry at every turn seriously, most of my Kindle notes are along the lines of why is he the actual worst and who let this asshole rule a country, should have shot him instead And it is You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Wow, I had no idea how much I would freaking love reading about Henry VIII s wives, their struggles, and his deplorable behavior I cheered for the women, whose lives were often hell, and I jeered Henry at every turn seriously, most of my Kindle notes are along the lines of why is he the actual worst and who let this asshole rule a country, should have shot him instead And it is a sadly accurate portrayal of the awfulness that all women have been dealing with since literally forever.First, it was freaking genius to have a different author for every queen and Henry , because the voices felt so very unique Each queen was, quite literally, her own woman even in the book, and it really showed The voices all were really well done too, each seeming quite appropriate for each queen s personality And Henry, too even though I loathed him at every turn, his chapters were still compelling to read.Basically, I never wanted this book to end Which I haven t felt about a book in a long time It s also incredibly well researched, as I found myself down a very lengthly Henry related Wikipedia rabbit hole after finishing the book The authors had me so completely enad with each queen that I found myself wanting to know about everything.It was certainly not easy to read, as you can imagine The time period was hell, obviously, and people died on the regular, even if Henry didn t have them killed Reading of the deaths of the queens children was probably the hardest part These women were, by and large, so young, and dealt with so much trauma But their strength was incredible, and worth every page Bottom Line If you have any interest in this topic or historical fiction at all, read this book It is one of my all time favorites, both entertaining and informative Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek Thank you to Random House Children s for sending me this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review is going to be a lot shorter than usual since this is an anthology and it s a retelling of historical figures and events There isn t really a whole lot to discuss This was an okay book, not terribly bad but not terribly good either.I did enjoy reading it, just not as much as I originally thought I would I don t think I Review Originally Posted On The Sassy Book Geek Thank you to Random House Children s for sending me this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review This review is going to be a lot shorter than usual since this is an anthology and it s a retelling of historical figures and events There isn t really a whole lot to discuss This was an okay book, not terribly bad but not terribly good either.I did enjoy reading it, just not as much as I originally thought I would I don t think I m a big enough Tudor fan for this book, however, if you are very interested in Tudor history especially Henry VIII and his wives then you might enjoy this one There isn t much to say about the plot since the plot is.well history We follow the 6 different POVs of Henry VIII s wives Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Kateryn Parr Then we also see some POVs from Henry VIII and Elizabeth I as well Each POV is also written by a different YA author M T Anderson Henry VIII Candace Fleming Katharine of Aragon Stephanie Hemphill Anne Boleyn Lisa Ann Sandell Jane Seymour Jennifer Donnelly Anna of Cleves Linda Sue Park Catherine Howard Deborah Hopkinson Kateryn ParrThere wasn t too terribly much revealed in each POV that I didn t already know, but the writing was fantastic and I enjoyed reading through each perspective My personal favorites were Fleming s, Hemphill s, and Park s stories a.k.a the tales of Katharine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, and Catherine Howard I also liked the added POV of Henry VIII after each of the wives s POVs, I just thought it was an interesting touch to see how he played the victim in each marriage even though he obviously was not.Overall this was an enjoyable enough book and one that I definitely recommend checking out if you re a fan of Tudor history If you aren t terribly keen on Tudor history I d pass on this one though


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