The Passionate Tudor by Alison Weir

Historical fiction about Mary I of England. I enjoy reading about this period but haven’t read much about Mary Tudor herself. Most of the novel is tedious with uninteresting writing and characters, and though the last part, concerning Mary’s final years, was more interesting it was still a stodgy read. Generally, I prefer Weir’s nonfiction and this was no exception. Weir does not care for Mary and it clearly shows in both the novel and the afterword. Whatever your opinion of Mary, I’d skip this and choose another of Weir’s books, almost all of them are better. ★★★☆☆