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

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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 18 Jul 2018, 22:35

The artistry encrypted in the book is amazing. I love pieces of arts especially drawings. I would give the book a rating of 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by Northernbird84 » 19 Jul 2018, 06:06

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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'm not hugely into art / history, do you think that would put me off reading this book or can you enjoy the mystery in spite of it?

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Post by Iviss » 19 Jul 2018, 07:24

The fact that the book is about Da Vinci is quite appealing to me. Art and mystery, together with paranormal activities are intertwined in the book and produce a good effect on the reader. I recommend this book to anyone interested in art, mystery and suspense.

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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 19 Jul 2018, 08:50

Artistic books are enjoyable. I liked the review.

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Post by Abigail R » 19 Jul 2018, 09:30

I am not sure I have ever read a book that involved art/history. I think this could be a very interesting read for many reasons but I think I will also be able to learn some new things - an added bonus!

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Post by joycechitwa » 19 Jul 2018, 11:54

My overall view of "The Girl Who Knew Da Vinci" by Belle Ami, is a mixed feeling. My expectation was that of an exploration of some interesting events during Da Vinci's time, rather than people looking for a missing painting by Da Vinci - if it really was by Da Vinci. Having said that, the mysteries and intrigues of how the painting disappeared, and how it gets to be found eventually, makes a good read for mystery and thriller. It also has a romantic twist, for those who enjoy romance. I would recommend the book to those who love 17th and 18th century setting novels. I would however caution lovers of history, that it merely scratches on the surface of historical events, focusing instead on the plot of the story.

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Post by Lennycat » 19 Jul 2018, 15:43

I haven't read this one yet, but I've seen a lot of comments on it. It definitely looks interesting and I like the idea of using time as an element in the storytelling. I'm gonna put it on my book reading list.

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Post by ccrews0408 » 20 Jul 2018, 10:37

Overall, I liked this book. I thought the romance was a bit rushed but I suppose if they were reincarnations of past lovers, they were meant to be quickly drawn to one another. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance novels.

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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 21 Jul 2018, 00:49

I enjoyed the theme of romance in the book. It would be a good read for young adults.

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Post by Life In Books » 21 Jul 2018, 11:02

I read this book and found it kind of OK, OK. I liked the smooth flow of the story which makes it an easy-read and could be read at bed-time before sleep like a daily chore. You can finish reading it in just one go or maximum 2-3 nights. Though since it has been titled as a thriller it should have more suspense to make you feel on-the-edge. It has a lot of romantic instances of the couple who are the lead characters with very sensual descriptions. If you like more of romance and a bit of thriller, then go for it.... :) :)

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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 21 Jul 2018, 22:01

I was enthralled by the discussion on art and romance. This could be a great addition to young adults.

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Post by xBibliobibulix » 22 Jul 2018, 12:27

I have been obsessed with da Vinci ever since High School so anything that mentions him is right up my ally. This book was an interesting take on his life and art.

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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 22 Jul 2018, 14:38

I enjoyed the themes of artistry and romance. On the contrary, I think the numerous sex scenes were at times unpleasant.

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Post by eeborder25 » 23 Jul 2018, 15:56

I was disappointed because this book was listed as a crime or thriller but was actually a romance. I did like the theme of art history though.

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Post by KING FRANKLIN » 23 Jul 2018, 19:53

The artistic side of this novel was what I liked most about the book.

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