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Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate uinn called easily one of the best novels I have read all year A critically acclaimed multi layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II where gods hold the fates and the hearts of four mortals in their handsThey are Hazel James Aubrey and Colette A classica. screaming from an oversized megaphone NOT TO DICTATE ANYONE S LIFE BUT THIS BOOK BRAIDS TOGETHER TWO LOVE STORIES SET IN WWI AND IT S NARRATED BY GREEK GODS AND YOU GUYS NEED TO ADD IT TO YOUR TBR

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Lovely War

L pianist from London a British would be architect turned soldier a Harlem born ragtime genius in the US Army and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past Their story as told by goddess Aphrodite who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus is filled with hope and heartbreak prejudice and passion and reveals that thou. I m in loveThis book is narrated by greek gods but are we sure it isn t written by one too Lovely War feels as if it is on a plane higher than us mere mortals Julie Berry I m not sure what magic you cast over me but please never stop It usually takes me around 50 pages or so to get acuainted with a story the characters and setting With Lovely War I was entranced from page one By page ten I was laughing By page fifteen I was swooning By page twenty I felt as if I knew these characters their souls I cannot properly articulate the beauty the despair the magic of this book Nothing I could ever write about it would do it justice Let them start their dreadful wars let destruction rain down and let plague sweep through but I will still be here doing my work holding humankind together with love like this What initially transfixed me was the writing Julie Berry s prose speaks to me on a spiritual level I adored the god s narration It made this seemingly common and overdone story suddenly feel new and well lovely What kept me reading were the characters They felt real raw and perfectly flawed They were endearing and charming and every other synonym This book deserves five stars through and through simply for the emotions it evoked in me In a mere sentence it had me tearing up in another it had me closing the book and simply whispering no no no no no I envy your mortals As Ares says they die you know They do But the lucky ones live firstLovely War was such a personal experience for me that is impossible for me to think about it in a purely objective sense It without a doubt has earned its place on my list of All Time Favourites read this experience the beauty taste the sadness feel the love you won t regret it

Julie Berry ✓ 4 review

Gh War is a formidable force it's no match for the transcendent power of LoveHailed by critics Lovely War has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller Author Julie Berry has been called a modern master of historical fiction by Bookpage and a celestially inspired storyteller by the New York Times and Lovely War is truly her masterwork. 5 starsThe Lovely War is truly nothing short of perfectI feel a little dim being that I am at something like a loss for words but that is how finishing this book made me feel I ve not read a book in a long time that felt like the most perfect picture of hope and longing and darkness and lightThe Lovely War is a brilliant depiction of historical fiction with a pinch of greek mythology Aphrodite has been caught in an affair and is demanded an explanation by her husband Hephaestus Aphrodite presents her case court room style She then tells the story of Hazel and James two people who found each other just moments before being ripped apart and their tale as they struggled to fight their own battles during WWI Hazel meets Collette and they uickly become best friends and Hazel watches Collette fall in love with a black soldier Aubrey and Aphrodite tells her husband of all their struggles as she pleads her caseI didn t know what to expect going into this I have a friend or two who has read it and adored it but I feel like this book truly surprised me Hazel and James story starts rather uickly where as Colette and Aubrey s picks up around the halfway point The interwoven stories of friendship and love and heartbreak and death and illness are what makes this book perfectionI could not put the book down as I was reading the last 35% of it It was so fast paced filled with so much longing and immersive descriptions of the characters surroundings as well as their feelings I found myself rooting so hard for the two couples to make it through the wartime and end up triumphantly togetherAs you read you only dive deeper into each character becoming and in tune with them As they face hardships you grow with them As they fall in love you fall in love with themIf there was only one thing I could say to review this book it would be READ THIS BOOKAnd if my review falls flat go read all the other raving reviews You know what skip the reviews and just read the book It will not disappoint also PLEASE someone hire the director team who did the Netflix adaptation of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and MAKE THIS INTO A MOVIE Can you imagine that brilliance It MUST happen


10 thoughts on “Lovely War

  1. says:

    screaming from an oversized megaphone NOT TO DICTATE ANYONE'S LIFE BUT THIS BOOK BRAIDS TOGETHER TWO LOVE STORIES SET IN WWI AND IT'S NARRATED

  2. says:

    I cried at least 7 separate times while reading this book The four central characters are all endearing and lovely and I was deeply touched by t

  3. says:

    I love this book desperately I did write it so the possibility of bias is real I can't wait to share it with the world The year plus I spent researching writing and revising it was intense and harrowing at times but I'm thrilled with where we landed Here's hoping you enjoy it too Hazel a pianist and James a buil

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    I'm in loveThis book is narrated by greek gods but are we sure it isn't written by one too? Lovely War feels as if it is on a plane higher than us mere mortals Julie Berry I'm not sure what magic you cast over me but please never stop It usually takes me around 50 pages or so to get acuainted with a story the characters a

  5. says:

    That shit hurted

  6. says:

    This book would have maybe gotten four stars because of the discussion of topics such as James Reese Europe and the introduction of jazz in Europe during WWI the treatment of black troops during the war and the

  7. says:

    This book took me on a journey OofIf you're looking for a historical fiction with outstandingly beautiful prose that you'll want to highlight and bookmark endlessly and some fantastical elements in the forms of gods and goddesses watching over mortals at war then you have to read Lovely War following four different characters fro

  8. says:

    An unbelievably charming book The sections with the Greek gods are pitched for a YA audience but the rest of the book str

  9. says:

    5 starsThe Lovely War is truly nothing short of perfectI feel a little dim being that I am at something like a loss for words but that is how finishing this book made me feel I've not read a book in a long time that felt like the most perfect picture of hope and longing and darkness and lightThe Lovely War is a brilliant d

  10. says:

    This was a delightful read one that I was a bit apprehensive going into it but ended up really enjoying The premise of the story is a uniue one two young couples — Hazel and James Colette and Aubrey — fall in love amongst the turbulence of World War I their story narrated not by any human characters but rather by a few famous gods and