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Post by garima597 » 22 Jul 2018, 02:42

Yes, There are lot of genres in this book. I think historical element is amazing and supernatural elements are also great. I think that the romance scenes are excess which puts off the mystery of the book.
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Post by Anthony Martial Tata » 22 Jul 2018, 14:44

I'm a great fanatic of history. History surrounding the world wars and French revolution just to mention a few. I liked the discussion on world war two.

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Post by Mouricia25 » 22 Jul 2018, 21:26

It didn't bother me that there was a mixture of genres, as it was done so well. If it was a crappy book, that is when I would have been thoroughly annoyed.

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Post by Nma26 » 03 Aug 2018, 10:39

The romance theme made me like theveryone book the more.

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Post by Hollyrobb42 » 03 Aug 2018, 13:23

I love a mix of themes! It’s something that keeps me hooked to the story. I found it interesting, I don’t think it ruined it. I can understand why it may be a bit overwhelming for others though.
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Post by pixiequeer » 05 Aug 2018, 14:52

I honestly absolutely loved the blend of genres, as she made them blend so well together. Which leads me to say, not one stood out more than the other. She did a great job of making them all become one. In some cases, a mix of genres makes the genres themselves work against each other, but she really did a great job of making them work with each other.

Honestly, I think the fact that not one genre stands out to me more than the other is because she made them work with and for each other so well.

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Post by Life In Books » 08 Aug 2018, 05:52

bookowlie wrote:
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There is a blend of several genres in this book - mystery/thriller, history, romance, and paranormal. Are there too many themes? Does one theme stand out more than the others? Did any of the themes make you like the book more...or less? The historical elements from the 1400's and WWII really kicked the book up a notch. I think the romance element overwhelmed the story, since there were romances in so many different time periods. I also think Angela and Alex's romance gave the book a cheesy feel, considering the more serious hunt for the painting.
Yaa, exactly so, Bookowlie. The romantic instances are described in a very lengthy manner and seems unnecessary.

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Post by booklysis » 08 Aug 2018, 07:17

I think the author has amazingly blended the genres. Otherwise, a lot of themes in a single book doesn't mix well.

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Post by Dusamae » 10 Aug 2018, 09:17

I like the historical romance and the paranormal themes. I did not like Angela and Alex at all. Like you I thought their romance was rather uninspiring.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 11 Aug 2018, 00:23

The book could be classified as an historical fiction or thriller but the romance aspect was so predominant. It is just a romance fictions. There are a lot of love scenes therein especially between Alex and Angela.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 13 Aug 2018, 11:13

I agree that this book seemed to revolve mostly around romance and it gave it a very cheesy feel. I wanted a lot more of the mystery genre, but it was extremely overwhelmed by the romance aspect of the story. I enjoy a lot of genres, but only when they are equally balanced and make sense together. Belle Ami should work a bit more on blending them together rather than throwing them together and hoping that it works out well.

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 13 Aug 2018, 23:48

Maybe if the romance genre was toned down and the mystery aspect was brought about more, then this would certainly be the perfect mix of genres. I, personally, have never had a fancy for books purely about romance, so I do wish that all of the romance was taken down a bit, but maybe the next book in the series will be different.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 15 Aug 2018, 01:26

In as much as many themes are unearthed therein, I think the theme of romance was outstanding. The leading characters are all engaged in a romantic life.

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Post by Kajori50 » 16 Aug 2018, 10:52

Yes, the book is surely a blend of genres. However, I believe the different themes seamlessly work together.

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Post by David Horta Alonso » 16 Aug 2018, 14:49

I think the novel is purely centred on romance and history.

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