Picture of author.

Alisa M. Libby

Autor(a) de The King's Rose

2 Works 383 Membros 25 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Alisa M. Libby, Alisa M. Libby

Obras por Alisa M. Libby

The King's Rose (2009) 232 exemplares
The Blood Confession (2006) 151 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Libby, Alisa M.
Nome legal
Alisa Moskowitz Libby
Locais de residência
Natick, Massachusetts, USA
Emerson College
author and Communications Assistant at Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Grub Street writers, PEN New England, SCBWI

Fatal error: Call to undefined function isLitsy() in /var/www/html/inc_magicDB.php on line 425
Alisa M. Libby enjoys writing about characters in history who do "bad things." Libby enjoys reading young adult, children's and historical fiction, and is often drawn to books with a macabre edge. As for the protagonists of her first two novels - Countess Bathory and Catherine Howard - she was drawn to write about these two young women in order to create a fictional logic for their inexplicably, dangerously illogical actions. Libby lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and basset hound.



What an amazing book! Alisa Libby breathes life into the sad story of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII. Even after closing the book I can't stop thinking about the story and about the poetic final paragraphs of the book. A ton of research went into this book and it shows, but not in an awkward way. One of the hardest things about writing historical fiction is incorporating details from your research without making what you're doing obvious and Libby does a great job of this. Those who are fascinated by the gruesome history of King Henry the VIII's reign and the Tower of London (like me!) will not be disappointed.… (mais)
akbooks | 14 outras críticas | Sep 12, 2019 |
A little too much in the "adult situations" category for my liking. The period details were well written and it offers a vivid, if saddening, glimpse at life at court as one of Henry VIII's wives.
ErinMa | 14 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2019 |
The story is told from Erzebet's point of view, and so the reader empathizes with her at least a little; if the story was told from Marianna's point of view, or Rowena's, or Snow's, or one of Erzebet's "girls," Erzebet's actions would seem inexplicable and horrifying, but from her point of view, they are justified. "What is true is less important than what you believe" is the theme of this book, though the character who most often voices it is an incarnation of the Devil, telling Erzebet what she wants to hear (and even he betrays her and leaves her in the end). It shows the extremes someone will go to if they are deeply afraid of death and have convinced themselves that there is a way to avoid it.
… (mais)
JennyArch | 9 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2013 |
Summary: Fictional autobiography inspired by the real Countess Elizabeth Bathory, aka The Blood Countess, who believed that she could remain young and beautiful by drinking and bathing in the blood of her virgin servant girls.

Review: I agree with other reviewers who say this isn't appropriate for younger readers. This is definitely for older YA and adult lovers of gothic horror. The story was very creepy and macabre and stuck with me long after flipping the last page. Although it's only 360 pages, it seemed very long sometimes because it goes into great detail and so much was going on. It was telling of her entire life. It was still very enjoyable so I gave it 4/5 stars.… (mais)
simply00complex | 9 outras críticas | Aug 13, 2011 |

You May Also Like


½ 3.6
Marcado como favorito

Tabelas & Gráficos