She's not very seductive. And her journey isn't exactly wild or intimate. Even though the book has a lot of good historical background (like the storming of the Bastille), there isn't much action until the somewhere toward the end. It was interesting though, so I was motivated to finish it once i started. It wasn't too bad. The character does change in the end, just a little. And she asked to be immortal, after all. That's a new twist. Overall, it's okay. But don't expect anything the blurb says.