★★★—The Last Song by Eva Wiseman

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"Spain had been one of the world’s most tolerant societies for eight hundred years, but that way of life was wiped out by the Inquisition. Isabel’s family feels safe from the terrors, torture, and burnings. After all, her father is a respected physician in the court of Ferdinand and Isabella. Isabel was raised as a Catholic and doesn’t know that her family’s Jewish roots may be a death sentence. When her father is arrested by Torquemada, the Grand Inquisitor, she makes a desperate plan to save his life – and her own. Once again, master storyteller Eva Wiseman brings history to life in this riveting and tragic novel." (Goodreads)

My Review


The writing was very good, and the premise was interesting. I liked the idea of a girl discovering that she had Jewish heritage at the height of the Spanish Inquisition. The only thing that I feel was "off" about it is the pacing. I can't quite put my finger on why, but the pacing was weird. Nonetheless, I couldn't stop reading it because I was excited to know what was about to happen next. Well done.

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