Books - Authors - Reviews

 

"Dauntless" Review

Grace Marshall - Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Dauntless (Valiant Hearts: 1) by Dina L. Sleiman is a book set in England with a theme similar to that of "Robin Hood." While I've never been a huge fan of the "Robin Hood" motif but I actually did enjoy this book. I liked the strong female protagonist of the story. She had a good balance of strength, mercy, and kindness. While she was a worthy leader, she still had room to grow and needed others and the story did a good job of showing that.

This book was written from a Christian perspective and there are strong Christian themes throughout that can be appreciated. I especially enjoyed the "Sunshine Men," want to know what I'm referring to? Read the story! 

There are also elements of romance in this story, and while I'm not usually a big romance reader, I believe this writer did a good job of intertwining the romance into the story and making it a believable. I do appreciate that the story had a lot of other elements than romance though and that there was more to the book than that (since, as I mentioned, romance isn't one of my preferred genres). 

I would definietly recommend this book and have already added the second Valiant Hearts, Chivalrous to my TBR pile!

Final Rating: 10 out of 10 stars

~Review by Grace Marshall



 

Review of "Brigid of Ireland"

Grace Marshall - Monday, February 13, 2017

Review will be posted shortly.

My rating: 10 out of 10 stars

~Grace Marshall



 

Review of The Pillar of Light, by Anna Travis

Grace Marshall - Monday, August 08, 2016

   

 

The Pillar of Light is a Christian Fantasy Adventure, just as the book states. The story is based around a Nani, a young teen that has lost her memory and is living with a missionary couple in Brazil. The adventure takes us to another world where a group of teens with Nani learn about each other, life lessons, and symbolism related to Christ and Bible stories. 

I enjoyed the book overall. Anna Travis is certainly imaginative and truly envisioned and created a new world, complete with strange animals, floating spheres, and it's own kind of magic. I enjoyed the Christian elements in the story and much of the thought put behind the symbolism. It's also nice to read a fantasy book that isn't full of dark creatures.

There were, however, a few grammatical errors and not all of the passages flowed smoothly. With a bit more practice and editing though, I think this could really be a fantastic author. I would certainly read more of her work after reading this book.

 

Final Rating: 6.5 / 10 Stars


~Review by Grace Marshall