I, Claudia

I, Claudia Disaffected Amateur Historian Claudia McCarthy Never Expected To Be In Charge Of Imperial Day Academy, But By Accident, Design, Or Scheme, She Is Pulled Into The Tumultuous And High Profile World Of The Senate And Honor Council Suddenly, Claudia Is Wielding Power Over Her Fellow Students That She Never Expected To Have And Isn T Sure She Wants.Claudia Vows To Use Her Power To Help The School But There Are Forces Aligned Against Her Shocking Scandals, Tyrants Waiting In The Wings, And Political Dilemmas With No Easy Answers As Claudia Struggles To Be A Force For Good In The Universe, She Wrestles With The Question Does Power Inevitably Corrupt Many thanks to Netgalley, Lerner Publishing Group and Mary McCoy for an ARC in exchange for an honest review My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving and advanced copy.Political intrigue Think House of Cards for high schoolers, except teenagers are so muchruthless than adults A modern retelling of I, Claudius where ancient Rome is replaced by a Los Angeles private high school Is this where we will find tomorrows leaders Let s hope not, but after reading this, probabl Many thanks to Netgalley, Lerner Publishing Group and Mary McCoy for an ARC in exchange for an honest review My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving and advanced copy.Political intrigue Think House of Cards for high schoolers, except teenagers are so muchruthless than adults A modern retelling of I, Claudius where ancient Rome is replaced by a Los Angeles private high school Is this where we will find tomorrows leaders Let s hope not, but after reading this, probably, given what we have seen from the political arena Has nothing changed Not really Is power the seductive certainly Does it corrupt absolutely A living entity and watching what it does to those students it comes into contact with fascinating From the outside, where it won t affect you in any way Does it turn good into evil and evil into psychopaths No one comes out unscathed, that s for sure We aren t all good and all bad, but it does warp each person in a different way Can you av
I tried very hard to like it But while I think the plot is a dynamite a clever fight for power in a prep school setting fashioned after I, Claudius, the narrative voice is too detached to keep me going. This was just so my kind of book I adore Machiavellian heroines and smart takes on retellings and a mix of formats and in general just really liked a lot of things Mary McCoy did here The ending both was and wasn t what I expected at some point, I really didn t want the book to be over because all these stories play out in this great way and I could ve re
This is a book about the nature of history, and the nature of politics, and the nature of power It is also a book about the strange, in between world of adolescence.What would happen if the students of a prestigious private academy held almost unlimited power of self governance This premise sets up a novel that owes equal parts to All the President s Men, to Lord of the Flies, and to the daily headlines of our current political age.It s a fantastic book.A few lines that strike close to the hea This is a book about the nature of history, and the nature of politics, and the nature of power It is also a book about the strange, in between world o
I just finished this and it s such a delightful blend of old and new, of funny and sad, of high school politics and conniving as old as Ancient Rome McCoy reminds us that the Nixons and Trumps of the world didn t just emerge fully formed they practiced somewhere Why not a high sch
I read this manuscript for a project at work and I m not going to give anything away, but let me just say that honestly, unbiasedly, this is fantastic. This book absolutely blew me away As a retelling of I, Claudius , in itself a retelling of real life history, one might wonder exactly how well the novel performs in terms of drama and tension Rest assured that the answer is really bloody well There were enough twists thrown in that I was never bored the tale of Claudia s rise through the ranks of the Senate, Imperial Day Academy s student council, is full of violence, lies, secrets, and death While it s hardly a spoiler that she ends up This book absolutely blew me away As a retelling of I, Claudius , in itself a retelling of real life history, one might wonder exactly how well the novel performs in terms of drama and tension Rest assured that the answer is really bloody well There were enough twists thrown in that I was never bored the tale of Claudia s rise through the ranks of the Senate, Imperial Day Academy s student council, is full of violence, lies, secrets, and death While it s hardly a spoiler that she ends up as Emperor aka Honour Council President how she gets there is never a boring tale Our friend Claudia This is massively helped by the characterisation McCoy handles her characters spectacularly Livia is perfectly rendered, violent yet just Cal is a brilliant tyra
Do not pick up this book if you hope to feel warm and cozy A little intrigue, a little thriller, a little crime drama all rolled into 413 pages It did not have the ending I had hoped Based on the characters and the wo
As a lover of YA books and a person with a B.A in Classics, I am super excited for this book So excited An unflinching meditation on the insidious, capricious whims of elitist politics and the twisted persons relishing, or twisted by, this piteous and monstrous bloodletting Claudia is a self appointed, self proclaimed historian, an ugly girl and stuttering cripple, a semi reliable narrator disaffected with the authoritarian regime of Imperial Day Academy s ruling council And through callous Claudia, timid Claudia, regretful yet ambitious Claudia, McCoy untangles a complex plot of sabotage, p An unflinching meditation on the insidious, capricious whims of elitist politics and the twisted persons relishing, or twisted by, this piteous

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  • 424 pages
  • I, Claudia
  • Mary McCoy
  • English
  • 05 April 2017
  • 1541530675