I was sent Woman on the Wall by Robin Rivers months ago and surprise surprise I just got it to on my tbr! The premise is really interesting, but I think I just wasn’t in the right mindset for this historical fiction book so I couldn’t get into it. Since I couldn’t do a proper review I still wanted to do a spotlight on the book!
Intricately plotted, Rivers’ Woman on the Wall [ISBN: 9781778135729; $18; September 2022] is a fast-paced historical fantasy set in Paris and Amboise, France in 1519 and 1945, honoring the Sibylline as so much more than ancient myths and celebrating their place in every woman’s journey to self-discovery.
Fast-paced prose with vivid narrative, Woman on the Wall is perfect for readers who loved Kate Quinn’s recent novels, The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, and The Eight by Katherine Neville.
The first book in the six-part series The Sibylline Chronicles, Woman on the Wall is an entrancing tale revealing the fate of two extraordinary women risking their lives to secure the future of humanity–five centuries apart. This rich alternate history binds a brilliant, devoted, and driven paleographer and a brave, bold, and potent prophetess beyond time, each fighting to restore sight to a world blinded by the power and control of men.
For 500 years, the once powerful Order of the Sibylline has kept the identity of its future prophetess hidden in the most famous painting in the world. Amid the chaos of post-World War II France, one woman discovers their ancient secret and its ability to transform a fragmented world.
The book sounds really interesting and I did read a few chapters but I just couldn’t get hooked. I will try again in the future!
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