Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Wild Rose - Jennifer Donnelly
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Genre: Historical fiction
The Wild Rose is a part of the sweeping, multi-generational saga that began with The Tea Rose and continued with The Winter Rose. It is London, 1914. World War I looms on the horizon, women are fighting for the right to vote, and explorers are pushing the limits of endurance in the most forbidding corners of the earth. (via Amazon.com)
Thoughts: It was a good end to the Tea Rose trilogy that started with The Tea Rose. The overall plot of the story was really good and was quite fascinating and intriguing and was a really good read, but it seemed that the ending really didn't really have any sort of thought to it. It almost seems as though there were too many loose ends that were left and too many things that I was left wondering about as the book ended. Would have loved to see more of the relationship between Willa and Seamus develop more in the later half of the book or even some sort of epilogue as to what happened to the characters that I have grown to love over the past few months, unless she is planning something else with these characters. It was amazing to see the amount of research that she did in order to write these amazing books; the research really paid off with an amazing trilogy.
If you have read the previous two books in the series, I would recommend the read as it brings some closure to the Finnegan clan that readers have come to love. Hope to see something from her in the near future.
15006 / 15000 pages. 100% done!