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Review of Verity Easton

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[Following is an official review of "Verity Easton" by M. Rebecca Wildsmith.]
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4 out of 5 stars
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The pharaohs and the royal houses of Egypt have played heavy roles in the history of Egypt, from the famous Queen Nefertiti to the boy King Tutankhamun. With plentiful stories written about them, both fact and fiction, the stories of the pharaohs and their queens have always been full of intrigue. The book Verity Easton, written by M. Rebecca Wildsmith, delivers a tragic tale of buried secrets, murders, and vengeful queens.

Verity Easton, a young and kind girl born to an absent-minded professor, finds herself dragged alongside her father on his quest for ancient knowledge and historical relics. Having matured well beyond her years, Verity subconsciously steps into playing the role of the parent to her clumsy father. She soon gets tired of constantly frolicking with the past instead of the current and modern. When she reconnects with Lady Bethy, the only maternal figure she has ever experienced, it is with excitement for her future. However, with each passing day and very realistic nightmares, Verity finds herself connecting more and more to the past until she becomes a literal extension of it. What role does she play in all of this, and how does Lady Bethy come in?

I liked reading this book a lot. The writer's telling of this ancient tale was amazing. I loved getting to see the inner workings of Verity's mind while she transitioned from a little girl to her final character. Again, I liked how the book included a lot of details about Egypt and its traditions as well as its religion. The book was also beautifully edited, and I could not find any errors in it. I did dislike a few things about the book, though.

First, the author's choice of words was very superfluous, and very huge words were usually used for the simplest of words. While learning new words is fun, I think having to run to the dictionary to check the meaning of a word in almost every sentence gets tedious for the reader. Also, the time period in which the book was set was not mentioned, and it was a bit unsettling trying to figure out in what era the book was set, which would have been avoided if the author had mentioned it.

I would give this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars. I didn't rate it higher than this because of its negative points. However, the book is still a very entertaining one. I would recommend this book to lovers of history, especially Egyptian history. I would also recommend it to anyone that loves historical fiction.

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I'm more intrigued by the setting of this story in Egypt. I'd love to read this book.
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