Lovely War by Julie Berry | BUY BOOK
Historical fiction meets Greek mythology in this stunning novel. Told through multiple points of view, the story encapsulates four young adults in WWII within a courtroom trial by the Greek gods. Every character is dynamic and understandable even when their actions falter. The prose is rich and engaging and Berry knows exactly when the end her chapters to leave you wanting more. This book is a study in humanity and all the beauty and brokenness it holds.
Review by Abigail
ABOUT THE BOOK
Read the critical darling that Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network, called “easily one of the best novels I have read all year ” A sweeping, 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 hands.
They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect turned soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by the 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, though War is a formidable force, it’s no match for the transcendent power of Love.
Author Julie Berry’s critically acclaimed writing has been called “haunting and unforgettable” by New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys and “utterly original and instantly engrossing” by Publishers Weekly.