Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[Book Review] The Last Song - Eva Wiseman

Title : The Last Song
Writer : Eva Wiseman
Publisher : Tundra Books
Format : eARC, 240 pages
Source : NetGalley
Publishing date : 14th, October 2014
Language : English
Genre : Historical Fiction, Young Adult
Read on August, 26th 2014
My rating : 3.5 of 5

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.
"Don't judge her harshly," Papa said. "Fear does strange things to people." p.185
Mengambil latar belakang Toledo, Spanyol antara September 1491 - Juli 1492, buku ini dengan ringkas menceritakan kisah yang terjadi di era itu. Yap, di Spanyol di tahun 1400an adalah masa Inkuisisi Spanyol, dimana gereja Katolik Roma mulai berkuasa, toleransi antar umat beragama tidak