My name is Savannah and I’m the founder Books With Bite. Books have always found a way to my heart with great literature and adventure. Though I may not be a teen, I wish I could be!
What an very interesting story! I don’t think I’ve read anything like this in a while.
Plot: This story is based back in the late 1800′s in a cabaret. In case you don’t know what that is, cabaret a form of entertainment featuring music and drama, mostly performed by women. Another words, Burlesque dancers. During this time period, young women, in their teens performed in this place to make money. Having this story based on this is not only intriguing but totally captivating. Reading this story, makes this era feel…alive.
Love: This area I felt was done right, cause back then this is why women would marry. Most didn’t marry for love. They married for convenience…money. They needed to meet a wealthy man so they can get off the streets or rather out of the cabaret. I like that this love developed slowly throughout the book, giving the reader time to invest in the characters.
Darkside: These ladies may have some fantastic moments on stage but off stage is another secret. They are force to do things, like entertaining ugly, mean, old men. The horrors of what these girls go through, it breaks my heart.
Ending: AHHHHHH! That’s all I’m saying!!
Stepping back into the time period and reading such a emotional filled book is great. This story has so much to offer with the music, lights and action! Rouge is a fantastic start to a series I look forward to reading. Beautifully written, Rouge is great.