Becoming Marie Antoinette (Marie Antoinette #1) by Juliet Grey
Release Date: August 9, 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Received from: NetGalley
Rating: 4 Stars
Cover Thoughts: muh not spectacular. I keep wanting to picture Kristen Dunst as she planned the 2006 movie of Maria Antoinette, not the lady on the cover.
Review: Book #1: Becoming Maria Antoinette
The story starts when Marie is young and to be honest I kept waiting for the wedding to come and disaster to strike the royal family. But I was jumping to far. There's a beginning to that story. There's the story behind the Marie we see in the 2006 movie. And that is what this book is about.
It's 464 pages. That's allot of pages. The story isn't always fast-paced. And to be honest it was exactly what I needed. It was a great book but not something deep, emotionally and I didn't feel like I had to be reading every second of the day. Which for my life right now I need something that doesn't demand my attention but is always intriguing to go to when I do have a peaceful moment.
I very much enjoyed it and I am looking forward to book 2. I did wanted to share this funny line. It probably won't make sense out of context but it was good still.
"Oh, mon Dieu. You meant to say 'vos chevaux' - your horses! 'Chevaux' is the word for 'horses.' 'Cheveux' means 'hair'. "
I don't know any french (so I had to look up a few sentences, makes it more interesting for me when I have to research a little for a book!)
SIDE NOTE: I love reading about Kings and Queens. They are my favorite history books to read. I sometimes think I would rather read about past Queens over fantasy. It's just so nice to read about the fashions and drama. I don't read enough about them.