A Brief History of Montmaray US cover Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger. Aug 2, A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all. Mar 8, The Paperback of the A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.
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When everything goes awry even by the girls’ standards, the book becomes impossible to set down. Motmaray are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.
O An excellent start. I do remember Henry’s arrival ten years ago, and if you were anything like her, you were a most unattractive baby–wrinkled, red-faced, loud, and rather smelly.
This book is just gorgeous.
I held my breath as she found out about the things happening on the island. What I love is that it goes from describing all the quirky, endearingly hum-drum aspects of everyday life as “everyday” as it can be for the few remaining members of the royal family of Montmaray in their crumbling castle on an island two hundred miles from a I was completely captivated by “A Brief History of Montmaray” The plot builds with such subtle skill that I was absolutely sucked in to the breathtaking conclusion–even as I had kind of figured out most of the “revelations” along the way.
Aug 05, julia rated it really liked it Shelves: From the book jacket: It must have been tempting for Cooper to have Sophia just ask Veronica the answer to everything. Sophia understands the kid’s desperation to be outside onesself and making things happen, even as she’s the sole family member to want things to stop and happen as they are.
It was these soldiers trespassing on your home, breaking and entering, with a gun! Readers will adore Sophie, who is both wise and brave, and will be left wondering what is next for this courageous young heroine.
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale. For all of her disparaging, self-deprecating remarks about how she isn’t as clever as Veronica, Sophia has a way with words.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MONTMARAY by Michelle Cooper | Kirkus Reviews
Pitting a dying monarchy against the rush of the modern world, Cooper has crafted a sort of updated Gothic romance where sweeping adventure plays equal with fluttering hearts; and without ever leaving the confines of the tiny island or landing a single kiss, Sophie finds no shortage of both.
Along the way she experiences loss, danger and Nazis, facing it all with a previously unsuspected reservoir of courage. As the title implies, a fair amount of history is revealed, all of it accurate except for the ruling family and the island itself. Trivia About A Brief History o Be the first to discover new talent!
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I loved this book surprisingly much! The politics of Europe seem far away from their remote island—until two German officers land a boat on Montmaray. I’d particularly recommend it to younger readers who like clever kick-ass princesses. And ultimately, that’s what it comes down to, right? Return to Book Page. As far as critiques go, my main issue is that I feel like the narration style of this book is maybe SO much in Sophie’s head briet it histoey me feeling a bit removed from the plot.
A Brief History of Montmaray
Something about this book is so cozy and familiar, like it was one of my favorites as a child even though I first read it as an adult. So that was that, I did not particularly believe the setting, believe in the plot, nor particularly love the characters. This is in my recommendations for the “glbt genre”. Which isn’t a bad thing for it to be at all.
The plot of A Brief History of Montmaray was incredible. The other huge standout feature of A Brief History of Montmaray is the setting itself. As the residents of Montmaray continue to relocate, and as the king grows more and more senile, the duties and responsibilities fall to his children and his nieces and nephews – most under the age of twenty.
As for me, this new school is almost as ghastly as the old one. The eldest princess, Sophia’s cousin Veronica, is daughter of the current–not-quite-sane–King John.