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"The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami

Post by Audrey1998 » 02 Jul 2018, 22:09

"The Girl Who Knew da Vinci" by Belle Ami is a historical thriller novel about the adventure in finding a missing famous art piece by well-known artist, Leonardo da Vinci. Angela Renatus is a art historian that specializes in art pieces created in the Renaissance era. She receives a numerous amount of visions and dreams about Leonardo da Vinci and a painting he created of Giuliano de Medici and his mistress, Fioretta. But this painting does not exist, how can this be? When Angela is then contacted by fellow art detective, Alex, they join together in search for the missing and lost painting. Do they find this mysteriously lost painting?

This novel switches from the Angela's dreams, to her point of view when she and Alex are in search of the lost painting. I did not like Angela's character. Angela seemed to be a very passive, 'damsel in distress' character. Instead of being practical, she uses her time she spends awake with her boyfrie the art detective. Fioretta's character was my favourite character because she was fiesty, comedic, sarcastic and full of spunk. I would have liked her relationship with Giuliano de Medici to have been more focused on and developed. I also would've liked there to be more interactions with Leonardo da Vinci, as the title implies that he is a major character in this fiction novel.

Overall, the author did a lot of homework when writing this novel. There were little grammatical mistakes and spelling errors. It was a very fun novel to read, as the plot was interesting to me. It was a little slow to begin with and the story only picked up near the end of the novel.

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Post by GathuaM » 03 Jul 2018, 06:43

I have not read the book but based on the reviews posted, will surely give it a try.

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Post by Leyla » 03 Jul 2018, 22:36

anwidmer wrote:
26 Jun 2018, 11:27
Bookwormgirl1 wrote:
26 Jun 2018, 11:24
I typically enjoy fiction books that incorporate art and history into the overall theme and mystery of the story. I have yet to read this book, but I am excited to read it and learn more about the time of da Vinci and see how he must have lived.
It is an excellent book, but as some have been arguing the title can be misconstrued. While leonardo Da Vinci is present in the book it does not revolve around him rather one of his paintings
Thank you for pointing that out. I thought that Da Vinci was an important character in the book based on the title. Most of the comments all agree that it was a good book, so I am still interested in reading it. Belle Ami is a good writer.

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Post by v i n » 05 Jul 2018, 06:37

The author really sends the intended message which is captive to every reader who likes mystery books. these is that one kind of a mystery book that will always quench your ego. I love it and therefore I recommend it to other readers out theirs.

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Post by onixpam » 05 Jul 2018, 14:34

I love mystery, and I felt some nostalgia when I finished the book. The world created by Belle Ami was my world while I was reading the book. I recommend this book to other readers who love mystery with some touch of art and romanticism.

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Post by anwidmer » 05 Jul 2018, 20:51

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this book! Mystery thriller is really my thing, but mystery with a little abormal and im in! Game on! Lol

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Post by Stanley Ann » 05 Jul 2018, 23:49

I was greatly thrilled by the art and history in this book. Besides, I really loved the great symbolism aspect in this book.

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Post by Stanley Ann » 05 Jul 2018, 23:59

book_worm 101 wrote:
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.
I equally loved the history and mystery in this book.

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Post by Stanley Ann » 06 Jul 2018, 00:06

Jgideon wrote:
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.
I have read this book and it has not dissapointed me. I believe that you will also not be disappointed with it.

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Post by Ksharmilla » 06 Jul 2018, 19:39

Maybe it's just me or I have read The Da Vinci Code one too many times but I felt like I was reading Da Vinci Code fan fiction.

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Post by AmandaReadsBooks1 » 07 Jul 2018, 12:43

I just started this book to review! I’m really excited. I’m a big fan of Da Vinci, enjoyed The Da Vinci Code very much, and have read in the reviews that this book has a hint of the paranormal. Love it! Can’t wait to dig into this one :)

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Post by Ibeh12 » 07 Jul 2018, 19:20

The girl who knew Da Vinci is a book that would definitely attract attention as a result of Da Vinci being on the title. anyway, its a good book. I like the storyline, and character plot.

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Post by Maulyne » 08 Jul 2018, 00:04

I read the review and from it I guess this is a book of readers who lobve love mysteries and they won't be disappointed in reading This book.I can't give a rating of the book as I have not tpread it

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 08 Jul 2018, 01:23

Stanley Ann wrote:
05 Jul 2018, 23:49
I was greatly thrilled by the art and history in this book. Besides, I really loved the great symbolism aspect in this book.
I equally enjoyed the historical aspect of this book.

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Post by Richard Whitehead » 08 Jul 2018, 01:24

Being a fun of history and art, I think that this book is appropriate for me.

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