I just might order it from The Book Depository, however. It's a very good adventure, though, so I'd like to find out. Nov 19, tinabel rated it really liked it Shelves: This was an exciting and action-packed read, with ages 9 to 12 in mind. It is historical fiction with magical elements, taking place during the Tudor period. At the centre of it all, is our young heroine, Moss, who is plucky, stubborn, and courageous.
However, this journey is more dangerous than it seems — there is something frightening and otherworldly lurking in the depths of the river, seeking her out. Along the way, Moss befriends a clever, cunning, and crude young thief, Salter, who is not only the source of much entertainment, but also provides the reader with a look at how a living could be made on the river during this time period.
With guest appearances from the Duke of Norfolk, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and Henry VIII, this is a great novel for young readers who show an interest in historical fiction, as well as those who enjoy tales with a fantastical twist. While it's not the greatest book I've read, I don't think it deserved all the negative reviews. Most also categorized this as a YA novel, and I even found this in my library's YA section, but I don't think it belongs there, it's very obviously a childrens' book, and while there's nothing wrong with that, I don't know why people keep categorizing it wrong.
I'm also disappointed the sequel isn't available in America! While I thought the story wrapped up nicely and didn't need a sequel, I love to finish what I start and therefore that's a bummer. I liked the plot, honestly! I was surprised nobody compared this to Rapunzel, since in my eyes this is definitely a Rapunzel retelling.
Girl with strange name is born under bad circumstances and a witch offers to help the mother only if she can have her daughter, and the daughter is thus locked away for several years to prevent the witch from getting her and therefore longs to see the world outside Honestly not too much happens in the way of the water witch, which disappointed me since that's why I read it, and I like how at the end she is defeated by love, the one thing she wanted that she was never able to get, but for the most part, she doesn't make an appearance and is instead mentioned by other characters.
As for the historical fiction part of the novel, apparently there's some inaccuracies there but as usual I don't really care about this time period so the smaller details others noticed just slipped right by me. Overall, the novel wasn't good, but it wasn't awful either.
It was a quick, decent read, and I'm glad I read it, although honestly I'll probably forget about it in the coming weeks as more interesting books take its place in my recent memory. Oct 11, Kirsti rated it liked it. Somewhere between three and four stars. I enjoyed it, but I didn't love it. The story was enjoyable but predictable.
The characters were a little flat but I did enjoy Moss' growth by the end of the book.
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Moss is the executioner's daughter. She catches heads after they've been removed from their bodies, but longs for freedom. The story takes a paranormal twist that I did not expect, with the introduction of a 'witch' and a curse.
Not surprisingly, I enjoyed the deviation from the usual historical Somewhere between three and four stars. Not surprisingly, I enjoyed the deviation from the usual historical fare. There are mentions of Anne Boleyn, and one really nice scene featuring her as well. I'm a little hazy on my history but it seemed accurate enough to pass muster for an almost YA book. A little different, but highly readable. Fast paced too, but might be a little gruesome for younger readers. The age and thoughts of Moss aren't YA though either. At 25, I can appreciate it from all angles and I like what I saw!
Aug 19, Veggieclogger rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This has to be one of the greatest books of all time!!!!
It's starts out with a basket girl named Moss during King Henry the 8th's reign, the daughter of the kings executioner, knowing only that she is to stay inside the walls of the castle because she and her father are prisoners. Over the course of the book, she runs away, meets Anne Boleyn, and makes a bond with a thief, all while fleeing from the river witch to go back to the place she was born.
But in the end, is the witch really chasing he This has to be one of the greatest books of all time!!!! But in the end, is the witch really chasing her to kill her? This book was sort of violent, so kids under age 8 shouldn't read it, but when you're older than that, it's a great book! Sep 18, Eliza rated it liked it.
Honestly, this was not the best book. Although the end was heartwarming, the majority of the book was boring and hard to get through.
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