The Borgia Betrayel by Sara Poole
At first many characters are introduced so it was a bit much but all the characters are a vital part of the story. Set in 1493, Rome Italy, the tale follows that of the Pope's Poisoner, Donna Francesca and her plight to stop the murder of the Pope.
Many twists, turns and attention to detail of that century pepper this novel. Donna Francesca is a character you can relate too but one that makes you stop & think, hmmm. was a woman really this "powerful" in this century? Perhaps she was, we will never know.
What I really liked about this book is that it makes you want to turn the page, find out what comes next.
What I didn't like, was the ending. Sara Poole leaves the ending open for sequels. Smart for her, sucky for me as the reader. I like a good clean ending. Tie up all the loose ends. Happy endings are my type!
Tell me, what are you reading this summer?
Give me a suggestion for my next book.