Book Review: Cake Eater

Posted August 27, 2022 by geograph in historical, queer, review, science fiction, YA / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Cake EaterCake Eater by Allyson Dahlin
Published by HarperCollins on August 9, 2022
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Europe, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Historical, Young Adult Fiction / Royalty, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Class Differences
Pages: 464
Format: ARC, eBook
Source: Netgalley

"With a love story for the ages, this vivid tale takes the history we know and recasts it into an exciting, technicolor, future world that challenges what we know here in the present, and how we know it. I loved it! I couldn't put it down!" —Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy

Decadent, thrilling, and romantic, this Black Mirror-esque retelling of the reign of one Marie Antoinette is perfect for fans of The Belles and American Royals.

The year is 3070, and Marie Antoinette has just arrived at the glittering, thrilling palace of Versailles to marry the shy, soft-spoken Louis-Auguste.

But beneath the luxurious world lies a sinister underbelly and an uncompromising elite who want to keep Marie and Louis pawns in a deadly game.

Will history repeat itself? Or will these doomed lovers outwit their enemies and escape their grisly fate?

Cake Eater will take readers to a dazzling world full of breathless luxuries, deadly secrets, and a thrilling romance that attempts to rewrite history itself. 

This book is SO weird. Did you like FEED but M.T Anderson but think to yourself that it would be much better if it were a retelling of the French Revolution? That’s what this book is. The thing is is that like… it ends exactly like the real French Revolution does. Also it made me super mad. Five stars. Incredible book. I’m still so mad, but in like, an astonished, admiring way.

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