Monday, April 8, 2019

Review: Voices

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc
Told through medieval poetic forms and in the voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc’s life. Along the way it explores issues such as gender, misogyny, and the peril of speaking truth to power. Before Joan of Arc became a saint, she was a girl inspired. It is that girl we come to know in Voices.  (from the publisher)

My Thoughts: I'm a sucker for Joan of Arc stories. I liked this one - a novel in verse. I liked the different forms of verse - in the shapes of a sword, a crown, and more. The poems came from different people and multiple perspectives including her dress, the fire, her sword, and more. The poems came before her trial and after her trial when she became a saint, thus they showed both a disdain and a love for Joan. She was determined and adamant and she didn't shy away from her path. 

Cover Thoughts: Strong and powerful. Love it
Source: Book sent for review
Library Recommendation: A good introduction to Joan of Arc's life and a good selection for both school and public libraries. 


Krystianna said...

I'm glad you liked this one! I love books told in verse. Thanks for sharing.
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Jordan @ForeverLostinLiterature said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed this one! I've been pretty intrigued by it and have been looking for some thoughts on it. Looks like I'll have to look into it!