Sepulchre by Kate Mosse
A few months ago I wrote a review of the book Labyrinth. My mom had lent it to me, but I really didn't enjoy it. I just couldn't seem to get into it. She had also lent me a Sepulchre also by Kate Moss, and told me that even though I didn't like her first book that much I should try the one.
I was a little skeptical to do so, but am definitely glad I do. I had almost the exact opposite experience with this book and loved it! There are a lot of similarities between the two, but I'm not sure I can pinpoint the exact reason why I like this one so much better. I think Sepulchre was a little less complicated, and easier to follow which made it easier to get into.
Curious about the story? Like Labyrinth this follows the story of two different girls. The first is Leonie, a teenage girl living in Paris in the 1890s. She and her brother go to visit her Aunt in the country under mysterious circumstances and of course Leonie stumbles onto a mystery. The second is a modern day American named Meredith. Meredith is in France working on a biography of a famous musician, but also attempting to find out the past of her birth mother. And as you would expect, by the end the stories have become intertwined.
The two books are not really sequels. However, there were a few characters from Labyrinth that have cameos. I can't say you wouldn't be able to understand this book if you read it first, but it was interesting to see what happened to a few of the characters from Labyrinth. Looking back I would say I'm glad I had read her first book previously, and would advise you to do the same. And know that even if you're not a huge fan of Labyrinth, you won't be disappointed with Sepulchre.
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