Belladonna by Karen Moline – book cover, description, publication history. Belladonna was sold as a sexual slave for $1 million. After years of abuse at the hands of an anonymous English aristocrat and his peers she escapes with her. Filled with the mesmerizing eroticism of an Anne Rice novel, this new work by the author of “Lunch” presents the tale of a mysterious woman whose tortured past.

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For a real female vigilante story I recommend Kathryn Harvey’s “Butterfly” instead.

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Instead of dancing at a masked ball, Isabella will become the sacrificial lamb in a ritual of domination and submission known only to the noblemen mline call themselves the members of the Club. Gone with the Wind Margaret Karej. Belladonna finds her way to patrons and supporters with just the right skills and capital far too quickly and readily. This title is terrible in every sense, being both badly written and badly read.

It has some trashy, cheesy elements but the revenge story is much more ruthless and calculating. You almost have to read the book a 2nd time to incorporate all the new knowledge you learn so late in the game to see how it fits in with the story as a whole. She is waiting like a deadly spider for a member of the Club to walk into her web.

I stick by my initial comparisons see aboveand suspect that Karen Moline never intended Belladonna to be groundbreaking; instead, she gave us a fun, creepy, sexy, and ultimately empowering, read.

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The story itself is very dark and has some very explicite sexual content and can be disturbing After this book, I’m not sure I ever want to let me daughters out of my sight! It touches up on some sensitive topics sure–it is definitely not for the fainthearted. Neither grim enough to compel nor gaudy enough to entertain.


And when I say round about way, I mean he is possibly the most boring narrator ever, wasting whole chapters going on tangents that tell you nothing and skipping back and forth in time so that you never get pulled into the story or any comfortable continuity.

Hardcoverpages. Her quest for revenge is told by Tomasino, who with his twin brother had helped her and her baby daughter escape from this nightmare. I was heavily into romance at the time and boy was Kagen in for a surprise. Book Club Associates Availability: View all 3 comments.

It was ok, but not as good as I had thought it was in high school. After years of abuse at the hands of an anonymous English aristocrat and his peers she escapes with her daughter and two servants. Which character — as performed by Tim Curry — was your favourite? This was the karem audiobook that i have listened to in a while. molinf


The story is intriguing and I listened all the way to the end. This book is total escapism and I love it. So many emotions play out in Belladonna, as the story unfolds you want to weep for the character and those surrounding her, this explores dominance at it’s cruelest, bittersweet revenge?

So, while this book seems a little extreme, it is a good novel. He turns an OK book into a great listen. Preview — Belladonna by Karen Moline. I feel like the story would have been a smoother read had it just been reorganized just a tad.

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Definately not one if you dont like sex scenes – its not littered with them though, its not thatkind of book. Dec 16, Nancy Brady rated it belladomna liked it. He is just so very suited for the character that he reads as, that the story has a great flow? The arrogant condescension of the narrator, Mat I found this book at a Dollar Tree when I was in middle school. She calls herself Belladonna, and she lives for one purpose–revenge. Aug 11, Cwl rated it did not like it Shelves: I have read it cover to cover at least maren dozen times, if not more.


He loves to talk. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It’s a novel of revenge for some pretty nasty stuff being done to an innocent 18 year old girl in The story concept is interesting, as is the method of narrating it, but the story lacks sufficient suspense. Butterfly by Harvey was miles better and now I want to re-read the F. That said it is dealt with sensitively, despite the book being about revenge. What was one of the most memorable moments of Belladonna?

Most Helpful Most Recent. This book has become my favorite novel by far. Almost all of the characters are exceptionally developed throughout the whole story that spans over years. Returning to the somewhat eccentric narration, Tim Curry makes something of a meal of it, and can be irritating at times, bellaeonna there is no doubt that what he delivers is what the book requires although overly smug at times.

You arent intended to really enjoy the scenes at all, but need them to understand the protagonists need for such revenge and all consuming outrage. I was completely drawn into the need to find out who her abusers bflladonna been, and how she would track them down so they could pay.