Saturday, August 18, 2012

Fantastic Allegory!

I was skeptical at first as to whether I would like Dragonspell or not... based on the cover and the summary I thought it might be a bit weird- but that was before I got the book and started reading! Don’t “judge this book by its cover”! I started reading last night and found myself instantly captured by the book’s well-written plot, memorable characters… and, of course, the baby dragon! :-) Fourteen-year-old Kale, a former slave, is on her way to the great city of Vendela to bring a dragon egg she has found to The Hall and to join Paladin’s followers. On her way, she meets perilous danger. A group of Paladin’s followers rescues her and they her a message- that instead of going to The Hall for her training, she is needed to join them immediately on a crucial quest to find and recover a rare and important meech dragon’s egg, which has been taken by an evil wizard who, unless stopped, will use it for a devastating purpose.
 This was a fantastic and well-written book, and I love how it’s a fun and exciting story and also an allegory! This has been one of my absolute favorite books that I’ve gotten through the blogging program- did I mention that I only got the book last night and already finished it?! This book is one I would definitely recommend to others. I loved it!
 Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for giving me this book free in exchange for my honest review!
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Friday, August 3, 2012

UNBROKEN... a review

I was really, really looking forward to getting “UNBROKEN” to read, and I was not disappointed. This captivating book tells the story of Louis Zamperini, from his days as a delinquent child to Olympic runner, WWI pilot to his imprisonment as a POW in a Japanese prison camp, and his spiritual journey to where he forgave his captors!
One note, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it for anyone younger than 13 or 14 years old due to some of the chapters where Louie was in the POW camps, as there’s some “PG-13” content there- but for anyone older it is an excellent and worthwhile read. I couldn’t put it down! This book was really good.
Thank you to WaterBrook Multnomah for providing a complimentary copy of “UNBROKEN” for me to read in exchange for my honest review!
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