I was taken in by Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott. I purchased the December 2015 OwlCrate because I wanted to give the subscription box a shot. Da Vinci’s Tiger has a rather gorgeous cover. I was interested in the time period and I was hoping for a strong story.
Da Vinci’s Tiger is definitely not plot driven. I was expecting more from the story. If anything the story was about Florence, its economy, the Medici and their fall, and platonic love. Needless to say it took me quite a bit to get into this. I even set it down and read a few different books before finally finishing this one.
This book was character driven and I still could have loved it except I didn’t much care for any of the characters. Da Vinici’s Tiger was more about Ginevra’s development as a person. A woman of her time didn’t have many options so she was kind of dull. Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t even a major character. That kind of bummed me out. da Vinci was in the story but it was less than I had anticipated.
I struggled with Da Vinici’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott more than I would have liked but it spiked my interest in the historical period. I spent a lot of time Googling different names and places. That part was worth reading the book alone. I didn’t love the book but it sparked my interest in history and that is what saved it.
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