Books | Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Historical
Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate Quinn called "easily one of the best novels I have read all year!" A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands.They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love.Hailed by critics, Lovely War has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller. Author Julie Berry has been called "a modern master of historical fiction" by Bookpage and "a celestially inspired storyteller" by the New York Times, and Lovely War is truly her masterwork.
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"I only got like 2 or 3 chapters in before it made my head hurt. And so yeah I closed the book because I don’t really think I was like gonna like the whole ✨gods in charge of every life✨ and they had the chapters based off the characters but the gods. Which I didn’t like. It was very confusing. I heard good things about this book but I was highly disappointed "
"Beautifully written 🤎"
"This one was a DNF for me. I went into it with really high hopes, but I just couldn’t really get into it. I think the Greek gods telling the story made it kind hard to follow. I read about a quarter of it before I just put it down. Maybe I’ll try it again from the start at some point, but it just didn’t catch me. "
"This one was a did not finish for me. I went into it with really high hopes, but I think the Greek gods telling the story made it a little monotonous. I kept wanting to skip their dialogue and get to the characters in the story. I read about a quarter of it before I just put it down. Maybe I’ll try it again from the start at some point, but it just didn’t catch me! "
"Wow. This book is spectacular. I went into it not exactly knowing how it will be, with the perspective of the gods, but once I started it I knew this was going to be a book I would not be able to put down. And I didn’t. Read it in 2 days! This book made me appreciate all the blessings of this century and how I live in a country where there is no war. This book is so so beautiful, tragic, and powerful. It has a divine message. I am left speechless. "