Publishing Date: November 2015
Publishers Description: After a vicious fight with her boyfriend followed by a night of heavy partying, college freshman Amanda Greene wakes up in her dorm room to find things are not the same as they were yesterday.
Review: A short novella that follows the self-indulgent and hopelessly myopic and narcissistic life of a coed that constantly rails about her boyfriend Paaatwick. See, she wakes up hungover after a fight with hunky Patwick and has to go to history class where she learns about Joan of Arc, Lucrezia Borgia all from a man named Totle. Blah, blah, blah…continuum of learning…blah, life lessons and we are done. The Assault Rifle rears its liberal head in the this novella as well. It is labeled so by liberals when in fact, AR stands for Armalite Rifle Co.
There really is no character development in this novella in spite of the ego centric world that revolves around Amanda. Additionally, the authors take on Lucrezia Borgia is antiquated and at best, false. Lucrezia was not the poisoner in her family. Her brother, Cardinal Cesare is likely the family assassin while Lucrezia was used to curry favor and power through different marriages. She was lauded by Pope Leon X for her character and pawned all her valuables during the famine of Ferrara to feed the poor and publicly washed the feet of 160 peasants. She died at age 39 with about 8 children. Sound like a poisoner?