Book Reviews by Sondra Eklund
Buy from Amazon.com
Rate this Book
Young Adult Fiction
List of Reviews by Title
List of Reviews by Author
Children and Books
Links For Book Lovers
Make a Donation
I don't review books I don't like!
*****= An all-time favorite
****City of Flowers
Stravaganza, Book Three
by Mary Hoffman
Reviewed January 2, 2006.
Available at Sembach Library (J MCN F HOF).
Sonderbooks Stand-out 2005 (#8, Young Adult Fantasy Fiction)
in the Stravaganza series,
and it’s as absorbing and interesting as the first
two. It would be best to read these in
order, since they do build on one another.
All of the Stravaganza
books involve travelers between twenty-first century
In this book,
are being made for a grand wedding of four di Chimici couples—a
like the Medici in our history. There
are plots within plots. The Nucci family
is feuding with the di Chimici, and the head of the di Chimici wants to
over all of Talia, taking Bellezza by marrying the Duchessa.
interested in the characters and the intrigue and going back and forth
worlds. All of the characters from the
previous books are back, trying to keep violence from happening at the
This is a
quite different from a typical fantasy story. People
who like things Italian will enjoy this book, even
if they don’t
normally read fantasy.
Copyright © 2006 Sondra Eklund. All