In this second Empress Chronicles book, Liz and Sisi continue their intertwined journey through time On the heels of discovering a magical locket in the empress diary, Liz comes to understand its very special power the wearer must speak the truth Not only that, but it turns out that there are three lockets, each with their own magic and power Meanwhile, Sisi realizes tIn this second Empress Chronicles book, Liz and Sisi continue their intertwined journey through time On the heels of discovering a magical locket in the empress diary, Liz comes to understand its very special power the wearer must speak the truth Not only that, but it turns out that there are three lockets, each with their own magic and power Meanwhile, Sisi realizes that she s communicating with a girl who lives 150 years in the future A girl who knows what awaits her if she marries the emperor lack of personal freedom and a legacy that will refer to her as the reluctant empress With the world s future hanging in the balance, the two heroines must work together to thwart Lola, whose ambition to rule the Habsburg Empire will rewrite history, and lead to a terrifying new version of reality
The Keepsake In this second Empress Chronicles book Liz and Sisi continue their intertwined journey through time On the heels of discovering a magical locket in the empress diary Liz comes to understand its very
I must preface by saying that I was really excited about this book, but read the first chapter and realised I d have to go back and read the first By the time it came at my library, I had forgotten why I was excited about the premise of this book, which could have contributed to why I didn t find the two terribly engaging.It was challenging for me to get involved with this book because the chapters were extremely short and alternated between the perspective of the two girls It was hard to distin [...]
I was lucky to receive an ARC of The Keepsake, and couldn t wait to find out what Liz and Sisi were doing since I last visited their story in The Empress Chronicles Before I begin, though, I have to mention how beautiful this book is From the gorgeous cover, to the pretty interior design, to the little cameos that begin each chapter, it was a treat every time I settled in to read.The story is about Liz, a 21st century girl suffering from OCD and the breakup of her parent s marriage, and Sisi, th [...]
Such a fun book Magic, intrigue, a time looping journal Great stuff I loved the dual timelines and Vitello kept me clear on what was happening when every step of the way And I really enjoyed the way history was not just a setting but the very fabric of the tale The only reason I didn t give this book five stars is that it went too fast for me I wanted to spend time with both of the protagonists, to know their worlds even , to live with them a bit longer Fortunately, the first book in the series [...]
First without the first book this one will not make much sense for it picks up where the Empress Chronicles left off.We have two characters from different times intertwined in each others lives what the future elisabeth does not only affects today but also the fate of everyone and countries Sisi the Empress of Austria is the one in the diary, the one Elisabeth is talking to The one she sneaks Cory and her to Europe to try to help Even though she is trying to do something good for Sisi bad things [...]
Poorly written, boring book I DFN d fairly quick into the story because nothing caught my attention.
The way I see it, you can choose love or you can choose control Not both The Keepsake by Suzy Vitello.The Empress Chronicles continues with the twining stories of the Empress Elisabeth of Austria from 150 years in the past and Liz from present day Oregon They are connected through the keepsakes a diary and three lockets Empress Elisabeth, affectionately known as Sisi, has accepted her fate to wed the emperor and give up on her previous crushed romance Liz knows that history is not kind to Sisi a [...]
First of all, I would like to thank Suzy Vitello for the chance to review The Keepsake I fell in love with this story This was a fantastic sequel It picks up where The Empress Chronicles picks up and jumps into the action There was a lot in this book that I loved One of the things that I loved was the character growth It doesn t happen right away in fact it doesn t really happen until half way through the book, but because of events that Liz and Sisi set into place through their actions, they ha [...]
If you have not read the first book in The Empress Chronicle Series, I would recommend that you do before diving into The Keepsake.While the first book beautifully crafts the characters, this second in the series focuses mainly on plot and action Keepsake, however, is still lovingly written with beautiful passages, and shows Vitello s intertwined relationship with words It moves forward the story of two girls who are connected, through time, by a trio of lockets.In this adventure, Liz, in her at [...]
Review A complicated story line has left me in complete confusion The main reason behind this state could be implicated to the fact that I started the second part of a series and skipped out on majority of the story However, I believe that this book could have utilized the tool of flashbacks between the two heroine may have been justified in unraveling the story, but it left the readers confused through than half of the novel to related a narrative to one heroine.I think the favorite part of th [...]
This was a story steeped with a little bit of history and a good mystery I did not read Book 1 but that did not make this book any less enjoyable This was a purely fantasy driven story that was easily followed thru history and back and forth thru the past and the present Liz is trying to deal with her father s new life when he announces his girlfriend is pregnant and now than ever she wants to escape the goat farm she is trapped on with them As she corresponds back and forth thru time with Sisi [...]
Suzy Vitello smartly intertwines historical fiction, fantasy, and modern drama in the second book of the Empress Chronicles, the Keepsake The real life history of the Empress of Austria, circa 1800, Sisi, is beautifully juxtaposed with the modern, often edgy Pacific North westerner, Liz Both young women face similar problems of feeling out of their skin in the role society casts them, navigating family problems, and yearning for true love and authentic life Liz and Sisi both Elizabeths see and c [...]
Once again, I struggled to get through the beginning Once it started going though, it got a bit better It really went to a place I wasnt expecting I m giving it 2 stars because of the beginning and because the end felt very anti climactic It didnt even seem like the troubled boy was interested in her until the very end where he suddenly kissed her And the Empress finding out her love is her half brother That was gross and disappointing Not my type of book.