I absolutely love historical fiction and read a lot of it; I love to learn history this way. I also enjoy reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and non-fiction science.
Inamorata had me enamored. A beautifully told and unique story that combined historical fiction, the paranormal and romance. Set in enchanting 1800's Venice, I was taken into the story through the points of view of four wholly intriguing and different characters. Odilé, a muse who's inspiration will cost an artist dearly; Nicholas, who has already felt the impact of Odilé's affection and is on quest to stop other men from falling under her spell; and twins, Joseph and Sophie a talented painter and storyteller with an inexplicable bond.
I really can't say enough good things about this book, it is alluring, with marvelous writing and characterization. The setting completely drew me in, the glamour, the mystery, the salons and the artistry created a world that I was completely immersed with. The changing point of view between the four characters gave me a sense of a fast-pace and a view into each of their points-of-view and their motives. Each of the characters was well developed and special. I loved learning about what exactly Odilé was and her history. Sophie and Joseph were an enigma, their relationship was obviously special, but it also had a a very dark component, but it is what ended up helping them the most in the end.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Taking place in Venice, this book can be my "Set On An Island" Square in Summer Bookish Bingo.