Monday, April 25, 2011
Book of the Moment: Lady Macbeth's Daughter by Lisa Klein
Albia's home is in the Wychelm Woods, where she knows every inch of the woods and lives with the 3 Wyrd Sisters. She has had no knowledge of who her father is until one fateful night where she learns that she is the daughter of the tyrant Macbeth and his lady, Grelach. Scotland has been thrown into a state of terror now that the King Duncan is dead and Macbeth is appointed king, but he doesn't trust anyone. Told from two different sides of the story, Lady Macbeth and Albia, you discover a different tale of the classic Shakespearean tale of Macbeth. What if Lady Macbeth had a daughter and the reason why she was so wicked was because her child, Albia, was torn away from her and left for dead. What if Albia fell in love with Banqou's mighty son, Fleance? What if...
Albia soon sets out on a journey with her peaceful childhood friend, Colum, seeking a way to save her love and maybe even the fate of the land of Scotland. Can a girl in those harsh times get away with it? Find out in Lisa Klein's amazing book, Lady Macbeth's Daughter.
I have to say that I love Lisa Klein. Ever since I read Ophelia, I have fell in love with Klein's impeccable writing and how she can find a different character and story out of any classic! It makes you second guess yourself if the character Albia was in the original play or not! There are no dramatic changes to the play but it flows smoothly with bits of surprise tucked in every corner. It makes doing my 5th grade play of Macbeth a enjoyable memory, remembering all those random lines of the witches and Macbeth! Klein's books are always intense too and is never unrealistic of the outcomes of the characters. Lady Macbeth's Daughter is written as if it is an actual piece of our worlds history! It is truly an exciting book! I can't wait to read some of Klein's other books like Two Girls of Gettysburg or Cate of the Lost Colony!
I give it a 4 out of 5 stars!