The Blind Contessa’s New Machine by Carey Wallace


In a way this book reminded me of The Girl with a Pearl Earring. Except I actually liked The Girl with a Pearl Earring. It doesn’t have chapters, and the way it is written is very calming. I don’t want to bad mouth this book though because for the most part I feel like a lot of things went over my head. For some reason I didn’t get this book, and it isn’t because it is a bad book. I think other people could really like this book. I’m not sure.


In a small town in Italy in the nineteenth century a young girl slowly goes blind. Anyway, the girl is going blind, and the story goes through her loss of vision, and how she and the people around her deal with it. Kind of. Her sight isn’t spoken of as much expect as a butt of a joke really, but when reading you can tell how different people deal with it. It’s mostly focused on her romance I would say.


I didn’t connect with any of the characters, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t well written. With the three main characters, you get their whole life story in the first forty pages or so.  All in all I give this story three out of five stars.


About Nicole & Isis

Hi! This is Nicole and Isis, and we will be running this awesome book blog. We're both aspiring authors, which means that we do a lot of reading and writing, so we hope you enjoy our posts! Currently, we're both co-writing an urban fantasy novel, as well as writing our own individual fiction novels. Basically, we're both constantly writing. But in order to write better, one must read. Therefore, we have our very own book club. Here we will discuss some of our favorite books.

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