Overall rating and opinion of "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami

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Overall rating and opinion of "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami

Post by gali » 01 Jun 2018, 00:30

What is your overall opinion of the "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci"? What do you like most about it? What do you like least? Will you recommend the book to other people? Why or why not?

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 01 Jun 2018, 01:09

It is an interesting book which follows multiple themes of art, romance and mystery. The most attractive thing for me is its unique plot and perfect imagery. In the middle of the book the plot becomes complex and vague. I would like to recommend this book to others because of its interesting themes as it will appeal to many art lovers.
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Post by NL Hartje » 01 Jun 2018, 02:34

The art is definitely what pulls me into this book. Ever since a kooky art history course during undergrad I have had a side love affair with art’s little mysteries. Choosing da Vinci was a great choice on behalf of the author because there is so much symbolism to be decoded in his work!
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Post by -brintontaylor » 01 Jun 2018, 03:24

Because I love mystery books so much, I decided that I might read this book. However, I was put off by the whole Art / History side to it. Those genres are just ones that I've never really read or had any interest in!

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Post by Amara Moses » 01 Jun 2018, 14:16

The Book Actually Convey The Message Which The Author Intended, To Send To The Readers. I Was Relay By My Self, When The Story Was About To Come To An End. I Was Nevertheless, Interested In The Book Because It Is A Mystery, As I Love Mystery Especially This, For It Is One Of It Kind That I Have Ever Read. I Therefore Recommend This Book To Other Readers.

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Post by book_worm 101 » 03 Jun 2018, 13:04

The thing I love the most about this book is the mystery within it. And the hint of paranormality. I would definitely recommend this to others because of the history and the mystery.

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Post by bootsie0126+ » 04 Jun 2018, 03:54

Although I have just started reading this book, I am unable to give my complete opinion of this story but have found that the pages I have read so far are good. I am able to enjoy the flow of the book quite well and have been able to make a connection with the characters. I love a good mystery story and can't wait to get further into the story. I will return with more, once I complete the book.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 04 Jun 2018, 19:40

I believe the Giuliano-Fioretta and Gerhard-Sophia angles were told well. I have to check with Google though about the accuracy of the historical details (for my own further education). I would say I had fun with the book, though there were too many steamy scenes. I rate the book 3 out of 4.

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Post by bookowlie » 05 Jun 2018, 11:19

I enjoyed the book although I felt the mystery could have contained more clues. There is too much emphasis on the paranormal elements in solving the mystery. I would have liked a more traditional set of clues. When I first reviewed the book, I felt the painting mystery was the principal focus. After mulling it over, I think the romance and paranormal elements overwhelmed the mystery and made the story less serious. I still liked the book and found it a quick read.
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Post by CinWin » 05 Jun 2018, 17:58

I would really like to read this book. Is there a free copy out there somewhere? It sells for $4.99 on Amazon Kindle. Thanks in advance.
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Post by Riszell » 06 Jun 2018, 01:56

Da Vinci is very interesting so this story might probably be too.

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Post by Jgideon » 06 Jun 2018, 05:55

The art and the mystery factor of the story are the ones that I love most about the book. I am still reading the book and I can't really give my rating. It has not disappointed me so far.

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Post by Abiba Alice » 06 Jun 2018, 06:18

I haven't read this book yet but it definitely sounds like one I want to check out... I love a good mystery story

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Post by Quinto » 06 Jun 2018, 08:47

I like the artistic side of the novel because of its association with da vinci. The mystery elements in the novel is also not what I would normally look for as they are based on the paranormal. So that would have to be the downside to the book.

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Post by JR Mercier » 06 Jun 2018, 09:58

-brintontaylor wrote:
01 Jun 2018, 03:24
Because I love mystery books so much, I decided that I might read this book. However, I was put off by the whole Art / History side to it. Those genres are just ones that I've never really read or had any interest in!
I used to feel the same way but since I've started my own research into history, into the subjects I like and that wasn't prescribed by a school I've fallen in love with the old world. So maybe it'll surprise you. :D
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