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



 

"The Martian Chronicles" Review

Grace Marshall - Monday, July 31, 2017

Review coming soon!

My rating: 7 out of 10 stars

~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



 

"Pony Pals" Series Review

Grace Marshall - Monday, December 26, 2016

Grace Marshall does a book review of the "Pony Pals" series by Jeanne Betancourt.

You can watch the video here on our website, or if you would prefer to watch it directly on Youtube, click the link below the video.

To watch directly on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oESXIZa611A

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My rating: 10 out of 10 stars

~Grace Marshall



 

Review of The Lost Pony of Riverdale by Amanda Wills

Grace Marshall - Monday, August 22, 2016

 The Lost Pony of Riverdale (The Riverdale Pony Series) by Amanda Wills is a good book for horse lovers in the junior high age range. Poppy moves to a new area with her parents and hears stories of an escaped pony that roams the moors. The story was fun and kept moving along. Poppy is a well-developed character with relatable emotions and the book was well-written.

While the story is intended to be a fun read for junior high girls it also deals with serious issues and is intended to make it’s audience think. There are plot twists that keep you intrigued and guessing. I did wish there was more about the donkey in the story, though; they can be wonderful companions!

Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book and believe Amanda Wills to be a talented author. I would recommend it to other readers, especially in the intended age range!

Final Rating: 8.5 out of 10 

 

~Review by 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




 

Stolen, Heart of Dread Review

Grace Marshall - Monday, August 01, 2016

Grace Marshall does a book review on "Stolen" by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston (Heart of Dread, Book 2). 

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Final rating: 6.5 / 10 stars

~Review by Grace Marshall



 

"Gameboard Of The Gods" Review

Grace Marshall - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Grace Marshall does a book review of "Gameboard of the Gods" by Richelle Mead.

This review is a video. Please watch the video below or if you prefer to watch it directly on YouTube, click the link below the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MWiiL_Zmlk

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Final Rating: 7.5 / 10

 



 

Andrew's Brain Review

Grace Marshall - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Grace Marshall does a book review on Andrew's Brain by E.L. Doctorow.

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Click the link to watch the video directly on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMq76lMVcnM

If you do still want the book, you can purchase it on Kobo here: Andrew's Brain  



 

Perelandra Book Review

Grace Marshall - Saturday, June 11, 2016

Book Review by Grace Marshall about the second book in C.S. Lewis's "Space" trilogy, "Perelandra."

In short, I recommend it!

 

Click here to watch the video on YouTube's website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJHD0BM6Y1Y