Muse

Muse Review

American Royals meets The Winner’s Curse in the first book of bestselling author Brittany Cavallaro’s new duology, set in an alternate history American monarchy where a girl grapples for control of her own life in the middle of a looming war.

The year is 1893, and war is brewing in the First American Kingdom. But Claire Emerson has a bigger problem. While her father prepares to reveal the mighty weapon he’s created to showcase the might of their province, St. Cloud, in the World’s Fair, Claire is crafting a plan to escape.

Claire’s father is a sought-after inventor, but he believes his genius is a gift, granted to him by his daughter’s touch. He’s kept Claire under his control for years. As St. Cloud prepares for war, Claire plans to claim her life for herself, even as her best friend, Beatrix, tries to convince her to stay and help with the growing resistance movement that wants to see a woman on the throne. At any cost.

When her father’s weapon fails to fire on the fair’s opening day, Claire is taken captive by Governor Remy Duchamp, St. Cloud’s young, untried ruler. Remy believes that Claire’s touch bestows graces he’s never had, and with his governing power weakening and many political rivals planning his demise, Claire might be his only and best ally. But the last thing that Claire has ever wanted is to be someone else’s muse. Still, affections can change as quickly as the winds of war. And Claire has a choice to make: Will she quietly remake her world from the shadows—or bring it down in flames?

Title:Muse
Edition Language:English

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  • ? TABI? ?

    for a country who escaped monarchy we sure are fascinated with the possibility of being a monarchy ourselves...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Set in an alternate history World's Fair Chicago, where America is a monarchy, science is king, and magic shouldn't exist - and one girl's touch has the power to grant wishes.hhehelhellhell yhell yehe...

  • Emily

    A long time ago, I read the very beginning of this book, then had to wait years for the rest. Well, I finally got to read the rest, and it's everything I hoped for. Both smart and strange, and at turn...

  • Christina

    3 stars but... Underwhelming. A story taking place around the 1898 Chicago World's Fair in an alternate history America where George Washington became king, with a main character who longs to escape h...

  • Rayne ? [ IG: havenofink ]

    THIS COVER COULD SLAP ME AND I WOULD SMILE BECAUSE I WAS HIT BY SUCH BEAUTY. Seriously, that cover is so amazing, I just want to marry it. instagram | goodreads...

  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight I quite enjoyed Muse, once I got into it. I do love a historical book, even better when i...

  • ????

    DNF at about 50%What? I actually don't really get what I just read (or at least the 50% I read). First of all, this book is set in a world of If George Washington became a king instead of a president....

  • Emma

    C/W:(view spoiler)[abusive parent, death of a parent, fire, animal abuse, scene where an eye injury is discussed, violence, kidnapping, drugging, threat of rape (hide spoiler)]I can honestly say that ...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    I live for these What if...? stories that give voice to what could have been... but this story wasn't one I would be writing home about. There were parts that drug on, the ending was far too quick, an...

  • Chloe

    *Spoiler free*Historical fiction and I have a rocky relationship. I've found a few that I've absolutely adored, but I tend to be really picky about which ones I liked. So, going into this one, I wasn'...