The Barefoot Queen

Time for a book review!!!!!!!

I know, it’s been so long, but finally, I have had the time to finish reading a book and post a review. Midterms are coming up and the semester is almost over, so free time is really rare for me as of lately.

Anyways, let’s talk about this book: I received this from the BloggingForBooks program in exchange for my honest review. And let me tell you, I have a lot to say about this book.

Well, not really. I don’t want to spoil it for you all. 🙂


The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones is a historical novel, illustrating the lives of Gypsies in 18th century Spain. When I got home from a long day’s work and a seminar in the city, I was surprised to find this monster of a novel in a huge box full of bubble wrap that was sadly un-poppable (is that even a word?). I mean, the whole reason for the existence of bubble wrap is to pop the bubble, am I right? This novel is around 650 pages, so it is a very long read. Most of it will be read (or has been read by the time I finish this post) while I have free time during my midterms week.  The expected publication date  is January 29th, 2015 (today) so this is really exciting to receive it just in time before it’s out. Continue reading