January 30, 2012

Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

It is August 1944 and Paris is on the cusp of liberation. As the soldiers of the Third Reich flee the Allied advance, they ravage the country, stealing countless pieces of art. Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring will stop at nothing to claim the most valuable one of all, the Mona Lisa, as a post-war bargaining chip to get him to South America. Can Swiss OSS agents Gabi Mueller and Eric Hofstadler rescue DaVinci's masterpiece before it falls into German hands?

With nonstop action, Chasing Mona Lisa is sure to get readers' adrenaline pumping as they join the chase to save the most famous painting in the world. From war-ravaged Paris to a posh country chateau, the race is on--and the runners are playing for keeps.

This book wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. I was expected a fast-paced adventure story about finding the Mona Lisa and chasing it around the world to keep it safe. And that did happen, it just didn't happen until about 3/4 of the way through the book. The first 3/4 of the book was full of the character and plot development that worked its way nicely into the suspense and adventure at the end. I liked all of the characters and felt that the authors descriptions, especially of Switzerland, were right on and accurate and I really appreciated that.

So while I didn't love this book, it was still a good read. 3 stars.

Want to learn more about the book? Read an excerpt, watch a video and find out more here or check out other stops on the blog tour for other reviews. And even better, the authors are hosting a giveaway that ends on 1/31 to celebrate the release for the book. Check out the giveaway here for a chance to win:

Starbucks Gift Card
Moleskin Notebook
Invisible Ink Pen
Chasing Mona Lisa by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey

*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest opinion.
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