A Brief History of Montmaray US cover Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger. Michelle Cooper says, “A Brief History of Montmaray began with the idea of a teenage girl sitting on a castle wall and writing in her diary. I decided that she was. A Brief History of Montmaray is a heart-stopping tale of loyalty, love, and loss, and of fighting to hold on to home when the world is exploding all.

Author: Yozshushakar Nikoshicage
Country: Nicaragua
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Finance
Published (Last): 20 October 2017
Pages: 467
PDF File Size: 15.75 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.47 Mb
ISBN: 356-2-21832-685-2
Downloads: 4268
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Malataur

A brief history of Montmaray. [Vol. 1]

So that was that, I did not particularly believe the setting, believe in the plot, nor particularly love montmaay characters. I held my breath as she found out about the things happening on the island. Princess Sophia is not the eldest or most charming that would be her older brother Prince Tobynot the prettiest or smartest that would be her cousin Princess Veronicaneither the bravest nor the most brash younger sister Princess Harryvrief the maddest the reigning King of Montmaray, Uncle John.

I liked that Cooper knew what to take seriously her charactersand could poke fun at the rest. But then, of course, there’s the other aspect of the novel that separates the FitzOsbornes from the Mortmains – and that would be the historical context, what with Nazis and a quest to find a particular ancient artifact, and what not.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I think the fact that this was written like a diary is what really reminded me of I Capture the Castle. Praise Starred Review, Booklist, September 15, The Rage of Sheep was published in paperback by Random House Australia inwith an ebook edition released in I did like the characters and the idea of an impoverished, irrelevant royal family and all of that set against a WWII background.

Cooper doesn’t have to convince me these things are interesting. Like, for real, a 16 year old princess spending all her life in a island population circa 12 can reach that conclusion from mannerisms all from having read, or read about, Oscar Wilde?

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper | : Books

A Brief History of Montmaray: A couple of months ago, a friend sent a short list of recommended YA reads. The Holy Grail thing? This book is great for anyone looking for a good read.

Oct 17, Jasmine rated it liked it Shelves: Michelle Cooper Find more information about: I think or technical label is, an imaginary history.

All of the characters, the plot, the writing, the pace…they all blended seamlessly to come together in the form of a suspenseful and moving book. The your highness shit they live in a fictionalized royal kingdom of Montmaray that has no population after a war and disease was too much to take alongside the “for the people” talk.


They know too much by reading books and discussing things in safe rooms. Remember me on this computer. The books you recommend to everyone.

Montmmaray are so ridiculous it is kinda cute. As the number of villagers grows increasingly sparse, the girls must manage the castle virtually on their own. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item But for all that, I can remember a time when this book would have made me smile and run out to find the sequel.

A Brief History of Montmaray

It was merely “extremely difficult” before. View all 15 comments. The plot of this book was so well done. Off to read The FitzOsbornes in Exile. The film and television rights to The Montmaray Journals have been optioned by a US production company.

Aug 24, Shoug rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 08, Pages Young Adult. But a lot of that is the second book and I should save it for another review. When this little thing called World War II was gearing up but before anyone really knew what the heck was going on.