Review: The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier
The Lost Sisterhood tells the story of Diana, an aspiring young— but somewhat aimless—professor at Oxford. Her fascination with the history of the Amazons, the legendary warrior women of ancient Greece, is deeply connected with her own family’s history. When Diana is invited to consult on an archaeological excavation, she quickly realizes that here, finally, may be the proof that the Amazons were real.
The “true” history of the Amazons is threaded through the modern-day hunt Diana embarks upon with her mysterious employer. This remote backstory focuses on a group of women and more specifically on two sisters, whose fight to survive takes us through ancient Greece and to Troy, where the novel reinvents our perspective on the famous Trojan War.

Anne Fortier grew up in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in 2002 to work in film. She co-produced the Emmy-winning documentary Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from Aarhus University in Denmark. The story of Juliet was inspired by Anne Fortier's mother, who always considered Verona her true home ... until she discovered Siena

I very much enjoyed Julliet so was really glad to see the new book by Anne Fortier on Netgalley and did not hesitate one second to request it. I liked the synopsis for this one very much. Love stories where a family history is unravelled.
The book is telling two separate stories. The one story follows Diana discovering about her roots and possible connections to Amazons. The other story is that of Myrina a real Amazon trying to keep herself and her sister alive during the very exciting times of Hercules and the fall of Troy. Both stories are very interesting and enjoyable. Together they became to much. I found myself bored halfway trough the book and wanting to skip parts.
Both Diana and Myrina are likeable characters. I did not understand all of Diana's decisions though. Myrina is making a lot of harsh decisions but the story explains very well why and the setting is done so great you can understand why she did it back than.
The whole mystery is done very well and the curiosity about what Diana will find in the end stayed trough the whole book which is why I did finish it in the end.

The Lost Sisterhood
Author: Anne Fortier
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 608
Format: eGalley
ISBN-10: 0345536223
ISBN-13: 9780345536228
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The Lost Sisterhood

3 stars

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08 March, 2014 delete

I also have this one on my kindle from Netgalley, because I thought I would like the story about the Amazons :)
It's a shame it didn't work for you, but I hope I will like it a little bit more because I haven't read Juliet and I have no expectations ;)

13 March, 2014 delete

I'm glad that there was atleast something about the story that made you finish it, despite the boredom of some parts!