Are you looking for a book, with a completely new twist? Tired is reading the same types of books over and over again? Boy meets girl, girl falls for bad boy, bad boy falls in love and protects her, and cue the happily ever after ending. Don’t get me wrong I love a good romance book, and I actually love how they always turn out how I think. Even a good mystery every once in a while gets me excited. But every once in a while, I want something that no other author has done. A story that I have not read in another form some where else, something with a completely new idea. The Cadence of Gypsies does not disappoint. Completely original idea, with writing that pulls you in, and characters that feel like people you have known all your life.
A few really great things about this book. First, it is a hardback. Most books no a days are in ebook format, or paperback. Let me tell you the delight when this book came and it was an actual old school hardback book. Secondly, they put time into the thought of the paper stock that the book was printed on, as well as, the size and style of the type. While not something that most readers put a lot of thought into, it was a nice surprise to get a book that was so well put together. Really nicely done. Secondly, the author put a lot of time into all the details of the book. Not just the physical book, but the story line. It was easy to jump back and forth between the story lines, there are no confusing parts where you are wondering what is going on, and everything flowed really well.
Book Description for The Cadence of Gypsies:
On her 18th birthday Carolina Lovel learned that she was adopted and was given a letter written by her birth mother in an unknown language. After years of research she travels to Italy on a mission to find the truth about her past. Carolina is accompanied by three extremely gifted but mischievous students the FIGs from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women. In an effort to help their favorite teacher, the FIGs will have to use their special abilities to decipher the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious document in the world, and the one thing that is strangely similar to what Carolina was given. Their search will take them into the mystical world of gypsy tradition and magic, more exciting and dangerous than any of them could have imagined.
Barbara Casey is the author of several award-winning novels for both adults and young adults, and numerous articles, poems, and short stories. In addition to her own writing, she is an editorial consultant and president of the Barbara Casey Agency, established in 1995, representing authors throughout the United States, Great Britain, Canada, and Japan.
In 2014 Barbara became a partner in Strategic Media Books Publishing, an independent publishing house that specializes in true crime and other cutting-edge adult nonfiction.
Barbara lives on a mountain in Georgia with her husband and three dogs who adopted her: Benton, a hound-mix, Fitz, a miniature dachshund, and Gert, a Jack Russel terrier of sorts.
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Overall this was a really great read. Very engaging, twists and turns that you don’t see and an ending that will surprise you. So tell me, do you ever wander outside of your normal reading genre? When you do step out, what do you like to read?