Shifting Islands by Greene M. Wills (Book Review #929)

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Shifting Islands is a historical fiction about Nikos. The story is set in the 17th century and begins with the Baroness giving birth to twins, boys, and girls. Unfortunately, only one survives, and since Baron was hoping for a boy, an heir to this throne, he forces everyone to secrecy and declares Nikos as his son. Being a girl but portrayed as a boy, Niko takes advantage of a good education, and other freedom men receive; however, deep inside, she is a girl and possesses a female insight and perspective.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is definitely a unique story. To be a girl but to have to act like a boy was delightful to read. The dynamic of the sexuality and the setting it was created made this such a wonderful and fascinating endeavor. How could one even behave in such a world yet think and survive was beyond my comprehension; however, their story genuinely took me on a fabulous journey.

The literature was written well enough to follow through. It was not easy to write this narrative. I admired the author for making sure everything was historically correct and was written with accurate dialogue.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read historical fiction and enjoys reading novel storylines.

Written by Jeyran Main

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