Sunday, October 8, 2017

Review: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

Hello readers,

If you have read my recent post (I will link to it here) you know I have gotten myself into reading more books out of my usual comfort zone. One genre that belongs to those group is historical fiction.
So to not being pushed into a too big reading slump by picking the wrong book I decided to go with a story I have already seen on TV to bring more life to it. Which is why I chose The White Queen by Philippa Gregory.

It is a historical fiction told from the perspective of a woman, Elizabeth Woodville, who later becomes The White Queen after marrying King Edward of the House of York secretly. Elizabeth is ambitious and makes early on enemies at court. Rumors of her being a witch are there from the start. But that is not the only problem. It is a time where cousin fights cousin, where brothers turn against each other, while everything Elizabeth tries is keeping the throne to Edward and her sons.
During all this her two boys become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing Princes in the Tower of London, who's fate is still unknown.

Now this is really as intriguing as it sounded. You could really see the historian background of Philippa Gregory in the writing which made it move a bit slow, but it didn't made me want to put the book away. At times I felt I hated the ambitious main character which made it a bit less enjoyable, but  overall this book was really a great historical read for me. And with the added mystery and witchcraft it really had more elements than just political strategies to it.
I rated it 4 out of 5 stars and hope to pick up another book by Philippa Gregory sometime soon.

If you have any historical fiction that you enjoyed and would recommend please let me know and I will check them out.

I see you again soon for another bookish post.

Take care,
📚 Nadja

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