The Orphan's Song

The Orphan's Song

The historical adult debut novel by # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, The Orphan's Song is a sweeping love story about family and music--and the secrets each hold--that follows the intertwined fates of two Venetian orphans. "A tangled knot of betrayal and love, lies and redemption. Marvelous." --Fiona Davis, author of The Address A song brought them togeth The historical adult debut novel by # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate, The Orphan's Song is a sw...

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Title:The Orphan's Song
Author:Lauren Kate
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0735212570
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Orphan's Song Reviews

  • Jill
    Aug 08, 2019
    This novel, set in eighteenth-century Venice, is told by two narrators ? Mino and Violetta. They?re both orphans, raised in the House of the Incurables. [As the author explains, the Ospedale degli Incurabili in Venice was originally a hospital and orphanage for foundling children, ...
  • Michelle Miller (True Book Addict)
    Sep 03, 2019
    Review coming soon... ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jun 12, 2019
    Abandoned by her mother at two days old and seeing another mother abandon her child at the orphanage turned Violetta off from ever wanting to be a wife or a mother. When Violetta meets Mino from the boys? side of the orphanage, it is instant attraction, but he wants what she won?...
  • Jillian Doherty
    Dec 03, 2018
    I adored Lauren Kait?s previous series, and was elated to discover her new book. A charming love story set in Venice, quickly becomes heartbreaking when too young lives are separated by the people they think they should be. Their lives are forever changed; one on believable mom...
  • Michelle (Undeniably Book Nerdy)
    Jul 01, 2019
    Originally posted on Undeniably Book Nerdy book blog The Orphan's Song was an outside-of-my-comfort-zone read for me as I rarely read historical fiction. However, what appealed to me about The Orphan's Song was the fact that it's written by Lauren Kate. I remember reading her YA par...
  • Karen Macedo
    Jun 11, 2019
    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you to G.P. Putnam's Sons. I really liked this book . The story is about two orphans who find solace in each other. The descriptions of Venice in the 1700's are captivating. A good historical fiction.. ...
  • Amber
    Jun 05, 2019
    Disclaimer: I received this book for free from BookCon 2019 and G.P. Putnam's Sons in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This book was absolutely beautiful. I don?t typically go in for romance, but sometimes, ...
  • Amy
    Feb 11, 2019
    I could not put this book down and it?s got me even more curious about Venice during this time period. ...
  • Autumn
    Jun 25, 2019
    There is so much that Violetta wants to know about the world. She wants to know what it?s like outside of the walls of the Incurables. She wants to know what it would be like to be as carefree as the glamourous women she watches drink the day away in the city?s grand cafÚs and mor...
  • Susan Johnson
    Jun 17, 2019
    This author was previously a YA author and it shows. There are pages and pages of Violetta and Mino's one day of freedom and stolen kiss. I think this must be more appealing to a younger audience but bored me to tears. Luckily, there were lots of interesting parts to make up for it. I...
  • Madeline
    Aug 01, 2019
    Ok, the writing is fine. But I just can?t believe that as I?m 14% into this book, they are both head over heels in love with each other.. like they have met a couple times. Which weren?t even shown to us in the book, making it even more unbelievable that they?d form such a bond...
  • Myndi
    Jul 09, 2019
    Lauren Kate wrote one of my favorite YA fantasy series, Fallen. When I was offered the chance to read her first adult novel, I was 100% on board and SUPER excited. And I was NOT disappointed! It was no surprise that she nailed the relationship building and chemistry between the char...
  • Christie┬źSHBBblogger┬╗
    Dec 18, 2018
    Title: The Orphan's Song Series: Standalone Author: Lauren Kate Release date: June 25, 2019 Cliffhanger: No Genre: historical fiction Life was like music; if you changed a single note, you changed the entire song. I loved the premise of this story and how it was inspired ...
  • Sharlene
    May 09, 2019
    Oh my, I can't say enough about how much I loved this book. Very informative about the time period in Venice and such great characters. Could not put it down and stayed up late reading. ...
  • Ruthsic
    Jul 12, 2019
    Warnings: implied domestic violence, homeless living, death in childbirth The Orphan's Song is a love story between two people, but also about love for music, love for you city, and the magic of Venice. In the author's note, Kate mentions how she got the inspiration for the story, ...
  • Annette
    Jun 25, 2019
    The Orphan's Song is a beautiful story of a strange and interesting time and place in history. Venice, 1736. Violetta is an orphan who lives at the Hospital of the Incurables. Not only does it house syphilitic people, but it is an orphanage that trains singers for the coro, a famous...
  • Virginia
    Feb 04, 2019
    As a fan of Lauren Kate's YA novels, I was not disappointed by this book. Written with the same ease as her previous works, Kate works in more adult topics perfect for its mysterious and magical setting of Venice. The story follow two orphans who grew up in The Hospital of the Incura...
  • Susan Peterson
    Jun 24, 2019
    Prepare to be swept away by this compelling and heartfelt tale of Violetta and Mino, two orphans left behind at the Hospital of the Incurables in Venice in the early 18th century. Their stories are filled with dreams of escape and love, but they are tormented by heartbreak and betrayal...
  • Annette
    Apr 18, 2019
    Venice, 1725: At the southern edge of the city, there is a nursery for foundling children, the Incurables, renowned for training its foundling girls into a conservatory of musicians. ?Foundling boys grew up and moved on to apprenticeships; they needed no musical training. But to keep...
  • Amy
    Jun 11, 2019
    ?Love, as Mino felt it, meant taking your beloved in your arms, tipping her lips, and saying I love you with all of yourself.? I?m not gonna lie. I am a huge fan of Lauren Kate?s young adult books and totally loved her Fallen Series. So, when I heard that Lauren Kate was not...
  • Robin Willson
    Jul 22, 2019
    "she wanted love - real love, or no love at all. This longing infected her like a disease. She knew no cure." Venice 1725 Historical Adult Romance. Two five year old orphans, Violetta and Milo, are growing up at an orphanage, wishing they had families. But not just any orphanage. Th...
  • Shannon Dyer
    Jun 16, 2019
    I love this period of history! Review to come at AAR. ...
  • Kathy
    Jun 28, 2019
    This was a newly released book I snapped up from the library, but I found it not to my taste. It sounded like something I would like with Venice setting, but the author did not successfully transition from her YA writing experience to Adult level. ...
  • Deanne Patterson
    Jul 20, 2019
    You will feel as though you are being serenaded while reading this historical adult debut novel . Orphans will pull at your heart strings as they do in this story. The The Hospital of the Incurables, the revered music school and orphanage houses boys and girls separately. When a cha...
  • Joan Happel
    Jun 24, 2019
    Set in 18th century Venice, the story follows two orphans, Violetta and Mino. Both are residents of the Incurables, a hospital and orphanage where girls are trained in music with the hopes of joining the Coro, while the boys are sent out for apprenticeships. Violetta and Mino meet one ...
  • Karen Kay
    Jun 15, 2019
    I received this from Netgalley.com for a review. Violetta a soprano and Mino a violinist, want nothing more than to make music. But circumstances and proper behavior prevent them from being together. The story lagged a bit in the middle. 3.25 stars ...
  • Stefana Mada
    Jul 05, 2019
    such a great book .love it ...
  • Donna Hines
    Aug 28, 2019
    "A song brought them together. A secret will tear them apart." "Life was like music; if you changed a single note, you changed the entire song." A trip to Venice has inspired the author to write about it's history, its culture, its orphanages. While this was beautiful and awe insp...
  • Kayla
    Jul 21, 2019
    Fate really has a sense of humor! 5 stars The amount of times Letta and Mino just missed each other or just passed each other by chance is just CRAZY! Despite that, this story really pulled me in. So much that I avoided sleep to finish the last 3hrs and 40min . . . I couldn't stop ...
  • Meredith Rankin
    May 22, 2019
    The Orphan's Song by Lauren Kate Genre: historical Publisher: Penguin Publication Date: 2019 Thanks to Netgalley, Penguin Books, and Lauren Kate for providing an advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate it. Summary: In 18th century Venice, orpha...