lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Belle Epoque - Elizabeth  Ross I feel so happy that so many YA books coming out this year are historical fiction about independent girls who don't fall in love in one day, who have believable adventures, and make an amazing journey of self-discovery. Belle Epoque is one of these books, even based on a short story from 19th century Paris. (Which I am looking forward to reading; I have never read short stories by Zola.) Descriptions of Paris and its exciting new toys of the time, including the Eiffel Tower and the camera were fun to read, and I really liked the ending.