Anne and Henry Review (Non Spoiler)

I picked up this book, thinking I was going to love it but let me tell you, I didn’t like it at all. Basically because of how much it felt like 50 Shades of Gray (which I HAVEN’T read). And don’t worry, there won’t be any spoilers in this one review!


Title: Anne and Henry

Author: Dawn Ius

Released: September 1, 2015

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Pages: 305 (Hardcover)

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis: In this wonderfully creative retelling of the infamous—and torrid—love affair between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, history collides with the present when a sizzling romance ignites in a modern-day high school. Henry Tudor’s life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student body president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. But ever since the death of his brother, the pressure for Henry to be perfect has doubled. And now he’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who isn’t Tudor-approved. Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life. Wild, brash, and outspoken, Anne is everything Henry isn’t allowed to be—or want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, but his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her, but once they’re together, will their romance destroy them both? Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry beautifully reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.  3090049

About the Author: DAWN IUS is a short-story author, novelist, screenwriter, professional editor, and communications specialist. She is the Managing Editor of the International Thriller Writers Association’s monthly magazine, THE BIG THRILL, co-founder and senior editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Development Editor and Marketing Manager for Vine Leaves Press, and the author of 11 educational graphic novels published by the Alberta Canola Producers Commission. When she’s not slaying fictional monsters, she’s geeking out over fairy tales, Jack Bauer, Halloween, muscle cars, and all things that go bump in the night. Dawn lives in Alberta, Canada, with her husband, Jeff, and their giant English Mastiff, Roarke. Dawn also writes paranormal young adult fiction under the last name Dalton.

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. This book was terrible. I feel like Dawn believes that guys only think about sex and what all these girls look like. The whole entire plot was terrible and I really never felt connected to the plot or characters at all. I understand that it is supposed to be based off of Anne Boylen and King Henry but still. I wish that it was better planned out and all this sex talk and drinking really didn’t occur because I got annoyed with it.

Who Would You Recommend: I would advise people to not read this book. No offense to the people that actually liked this book but I didn’t. If you are looking for a book that is like 50 Shades of Gray, but for kids, I would recommend this book.

I probably not be reading any more books by Dawn Ius. I’m not a big fan of books like this one! Let me know down in the comments if you like books like this. And how your current book is going? Mine is going good. I’m reading The Assassin’s Blade by: Sarah J. Maas and I’m in love with it.

Happy Reading,

❤ Ann

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