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

Use this forum to discuss the June 2018 Book of the Month"The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami
Post Reply
User avatar
gali
Site Admin
Posts: 30819
Joined: 22 Oct 2013, 07:12
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2017 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 69
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 105
Favorite Author: Agatha Christie
Currently Reading: 14
Bookshelf Size: 1818
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-gali.html
Reading Device: B00I15SB16
fav_author_id: 2484
Location: Lost in a good book

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?

Please remember to add your actual rating using the book's page on Bookshelves.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)

User avatar
Sarah Tariq
Posts: 963
Joined: 17 Mar 2017, 02:17
2018 Reading Goal: 25
2017 Reading Goal: 15
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 60
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 46
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 53
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-sarah-tariq.html
Latest Review: Boom! A Revolting Situation by Thomas Richard Harry
Reading Device: PDF
Location: The Land of Pure

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.
Make your ideals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.

User avatar
NL Hartje
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1232
Joined: 04 Jan 2018, 12:58
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2017 Reading Goal: 0
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 136
Favorite Book: Kushiel's Dart
Currently Reading: Neverwhere
Bookshelf Size: 383
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-nl-hartje.html
Latest Review: The Candle Room by Daniel K. Gentile
Location: Woodland Park, CO

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!
“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
-Dr. Seuss

User avatar
-brintontaylor
Posts: 42
Joined: 08 May 2018, 12:48
Currently Reading: Pretty Little Liars
Bookshelf Size: 16
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-brintontaylor.html
Latest Review: Toxic Side Effect by Sandy Magner

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!

User avatar
Amara Moses
Posts: 1
Joined: 01 Jun 2018, 09:24
Favorite Book: Gray Wolf Mate: League Of Gallize Shifters
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 0

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.

User avatar
book_worm 101
Posts: 32
Joined: 14 May 2018, 10:13
Currently Reading: See How Small
Bookshelf Size: 21
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-book-worm-101.html
Latest Review: The 11.05 Murders by Brian O'Hare

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.

User avatar
bootsie0126+
Posts: 203
Joined: 11 Mar 2018, 19:36
2018 Reading Goal: 100
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 148
Currently Reading: 4 Shots
Bookshelf Size: 263
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bootsie0126.html
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base
Reading Device: B01GEW27DA
Location: Ohio

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.

User avatar
Miriam Molina
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 3423
Joined: 02 May 2017, 20:17
2018 Reading Goal: 48
2017 Reading Goal: 36
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 100
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 125
Currently Reading: A Stained White Radiance
Bookshelf Size: 522
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-miriam-molina.html
Latest Review: Toni the Superhero by R.D. Base
Reading Device: B00KC6I06S

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.

User avatar
bookowlie
Special Discussion Leader
Posts: 7348
Joined: 25 Oct 2014, 09:52
2017 Reading Goal: 52
2017 Reading Goal Completion: 50
Favorite Book: The Lost Continent
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 307
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bookowlie.html
Latest Review: Boomer rhymes cuckoo as a trump hairdo by Tom J Davis

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.
"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship" - Louisa May Alcott

User avatar
CinWin
Posts: 161
Joined: 29 Apr 2018, 18:42
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 30
Currently Reading: Missing the Mark
Bookshelf Size: 30
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-cinwin.html
Latest Review: The Girl Who Knew da Vinci by Belle Ami
Location: California

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.
----"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."----

User avatar
Riszell
Posts: 260
Joined: 08 May 2017, 01:18
2018 Reading Goal: 50
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 116
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 350
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-riszell.html
Latest Review: Deep Issues by Caroline Peterka

Post by Riszell » 06 Jun 2018, 01:56

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

User avatar
Jgideon
Posts: 337
Joined: 03 Apr 2018, 03:37
2018 Reading Goal: 30
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 56
Favorite Book: Gates to Tangier
Currently Reading: Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks: A Physician's Advice
Bookshelf Size: 168
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jgideon.html
Latest Review: 27 Yards An' Runnin' by C. Phil Moore

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.

User avatar
Abiba Alice
Posts: 31
Joined: 01 Jun 2018, 23:45
Currently Reading: Fifty Shades of Grey
Bookshelf Size: 223
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-abiba-alice.html
Latest Review: The Warramunga's War by Greg Kater

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

User avatar
Quinto
Posts: 636
Joined: 01 Aug 2017, 01:14
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 314
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-quinto.html
Latest Review: And Then I Met Margaret by Rob White

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.

User avatar
JR Mercier
Posts: 423
Joined: 23 May 2018, 05:03
2018 Reading Goal: 0
Favorite Book: The Bear and the Nightingale
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 116
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jr-mercier.html
Latest Review: Revelations (The Infinity Series, Vol.1) by Bellamy Westbay
Location: South Africa

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
Dream up something wild and improbable.
-Strange The Dreamer, Laini Taylor

Post Reply

Return to “Discuss "The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami”