[ Read Online Cate of the Lost Colony Ò teen PDF ] by Lisa M. Klein ò I didn t like this much at all, which surprised me as I read and enjoyed this same author s Lady MacBeth s Daughter over a year ago Cate is a lady s maid for the very jealous Queen Elizabeth Thus when Cate begins a romance with Elizabeth s latest crush And how the heck can you call this a romance Elizabeth has a bad reaction and sends Cate to the Tower Walter the romance hmph arranges for her to be sent to the new colony in Virginia, something Cate wants But in Virginia, there is babies born, Indian attacks, and uprisings against the government.
Meanwhile though all this, half of the story is told from Walter s POV, his journals, his letters to his ship people, and oh my word, his bloody poetry I loathed him and his parts Again, what kind of romance is this Also, a quarter of the book is told from an Indian s POV who was captured and brough to England and has submitted to the English ways TSTL I didn t like him much either I pitied his situation, but he is so gullible.
Thus, a miss for me By the time the exciting things began happening, I was so disgusted with the poetry and how very little of the book is actually about Cate, that I lost interest I bailed with 30 percent left I am grateful to the friend who loaned it to me though.
One laugh out loud moment I could not get used to sleeping in a room with men It seemed improper Moreover, they snored and passed wind all night, making the air noisome and keeping me from sleep.
Catherine Archer, an orphan has been selected for the chance to be one of Queen Elizabeth s maids in waiting It is the chance of a lifetime, as working for the Queen reflects a potential positive change in fortune Catherine finds love with one of the Queen s favorites, Sir Walter Raleigh However, this draws the Queen s ire I am sure you can infer from the title what will happen Think Roanoke, the lost colony When in Roanoke, Cate finds herself attracted to a native, Manteo With her heart trapped between two worlds, Cate must make a tough decision.
Read the rest of my review here I enjoyed Lady Macbeth s Daughter by Klein and I wondered how she would craft Cate of the Lost Colony into a fictional work of art Well, I didn t have to worry because Klein pulled me into another beautifully written work of historical fiction built around events of the Lost Colony of Roanoke It s astounding to read about some of these historical figures and the mysteries surrounding what actually happened to the Colony The detail that was put into creating the characters piqued my interest even as I read about the lives of three protagonists told in alternating viewpoints.
Throughout this book, I continued to wonder if the actual figures were like their fictional work I was mesmerized by the politics and inner workings of the Queen s court but I was most intrigued with the characters Cate, full of wonder and questions about the new world finds herself on a dangerous journey of the unknown after falling out of favor with the Queen Sir Walter Ralegh was an interesting individual I was always trying to discern his motives whether they were for the Queen s favor, Catherine s affections or just for monetary gain and fame Manteo, the proud Indian was a delightful character I enjoyed reading all about his views on his people and the English and how he was always trying to find ways to make peace between the two Klein did a great job with the characters in this book Cate of the Lost Colony is a well crafted novel filled with political intrigue, adventure, and great characters This book intertwines beautifully with fact and fiction I think readers of historical fiction will enjoy this book just as much as Klein s previous books I look forward to reading of Klein s novels.
I m stunned This was ABSOLUTELY SPLENDID I normally quite enjoy Historical Fiction but this time I mean, come on This is probably the single one thing in history that I would die to read about, and Lisa Klein does a marvelous job with it It will always be one of the greatest historical mystery, but now I have an alternate ending that completely satisfied me I was truly amazed by the way the story flows naturally and provides the reader such vivid insight with the several POVs and letter format Plus, the poetry was a bonus I also enjoyed the fact that the book takes place in both settings England and the New World Descriptions were incredibly atmospheric and I felt myself standing in both places It was absolutely fantastic the way I felt like I traveled to inside the book I felt I was Catherine, I felt her joy and pain, and the frustration of living in such complicated times and situations.
The writing was delightful, and Catherine s voice was unique and compelling It s hard to believe she s not as real as the rest I don t think there is any better way to learn history while enjoying an amazing journey than to read Historical Fiction It s way too fun to call it studying, but in a way it s exactly what it is At the begging of the book there s a list of characters that specify which existed and which were made for the story and at the end of the book there s an author s note that explains which parts are true and further readings.
If you ve never tried historical fiction, this is an excellent option to start the right way It s the kind of story that will very much appeal the reluctant readers On the other hand, if you enjoy the genre already, go out and get this one NOW You ll thank me later.
Fictional account of what may have become of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Slow in places, and I felt the author spent too much time on inner reflection with the main characters 3 stars
Are you, like me, so incredibly fascinated by the Roanoke colony I remember reading about it in fifth grade Mind Blown They just don t know where over a hundred people went And they left a word carved into a log Beyond bizarre And awesome Lisa Klein who in her book OPHELIA, made me actually really like Ophelia , delves into the mystery of the Roanoke colony with gusto She also paints an amazing picture of life at Elizabeth I s court, and life in an Algonquin village of that same time period This is a very richly detailed book, and not to be missed I wanted Cate of the Lost Colony is a richly, creatively told story that combines fact and fiction in a way that not only has you learn new details about England, Elizabeth, and Roanoke Island but also leaves you breathless to find out of what happened to the fictional protagonist of Cate Cate of the Lost Colony is the story of Lady Catherine, a girl who s nearly hitting rock bottom thanks to the death of her father and the loss of nearly everything she called home But, as it turns out her luck is soon to change when Queen Elizabeth sends her a personal letter asking Cate to be one of her court maidens Cate, thrilled at the news, quickly packs her few belongings, and sets off for court in hope of a new and better life Though, as it turns out court will bring good, as well as bad things Good being the fact she makes one of the best friends of her life and quickly becomes one of the queen s favorite and bad being the fact that after an illicit romance with Sir Walter Ralegh she s exiled to the colony of Roanoke, providing a struggle bigger than any other Cate has faced before Will Cate be able to save herself, as well as the other lost colonists Will Sir Walter Ralegh come back and profess his love, or will Cate find someone else Only time will tell in this highly addictive tale of court drama, forbidden loves, and one incredible teen girl Cate is one of the bravest and strong willed protagonists I ve read about in ages, which left me to have nothing but respect and admiration for this young girl, who manages to have everything taken from her and yet rebuild it all than once I loved the way Cate would never shy away from speaking her feelings, something most girls in her time wouldn t, and how she was always one to come up with a creative new way to get along with the Indians and unite Roanoke as a colony One of my favorite parts of Cate of the Lost Colony was the relationships she made throughout Her friendship with Emme, one of the girls at court, was one of my favorites because it was a fun addition, and their friendship often felt real and not forced I also loved reading about her connection to Manteo, though I personally would have loved a bit development to their relationship.
The premise is this is great I loved the idea of half of the novel taking place at Roanoke and how it dealt with what happened to the colonists that were left there to fend for themselves and the execution was equally good I enjoyed the way the story was separated in three different parts, as well as how greatly of detail and accuracy Klein put into this book.
My only complaint about Cate of the Lost Colony would be the way it lagged at times and how some passages sounded a bit like a history book.
While it did have those faults, Cate of the Lost Colony is still a book I highly enjoyed and when I can t help but suggest to all you history buffs and historical fiction fans Grade B I had high hopes for this book A pretty cover, Elizabethan England, the lost colony of Roanoke, romance, and danger makes for a pretty fantastic build up I was not disappointed It s a little slow to start, and one charcter annoyed me, but overall I truly loved this book The setting was marvelous I tend to love anything set during Tudor England particularly King Henry VIII or Elizabeth I I think the author did a fantastic job with the royal setting and what it might have been like to serve Queen Elizabeth I I first had the impression that the book was set in the colonies, but it s actually about half and half I was impressed with the descriptions of Roanoke I confess I don t know any details than the few provided by the history books I felt this did an accurate job of portraying the life of early colonists I loved Cate She s a head strong character, which is perhaps why Queen Elizabeth banished her She never seems to know when to hold her tongue But, in the end, this character flaw is perhaps what saved them all I confess to never really liking Sir Walter Raleigh But, I ve learned it seems to be a character flaw of the men Queen Elizabeth loved and controlled I also like Manteo His contribution both to the fictional story and in real history greatly intrigue me He s role in the events make the story that much real knowing he s a real character in the history books.
The story itself is wonderful I loved the first half set in England I think it gives a good account of England during that time period I don t think any characters including the Queen s actions differ from any other fiction or nonfiction work set in the same time period If I thought I loved this first half of the book, it possible I loved the second half even I loved watching Cate charge and make friends with the Indian women I thought it was great that she didn t sit and wait for Sir Walter to come for her I also thought the ending gave a highly plausible cause and reasoning to what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke I can t recommend this one enough, and will be looking for the author s other works