The Twin Arrows Review // Adventure and Excitement with Lovely Christianity

The Twin Arrows Review // Adventure and Excitement with Lovely Christianity

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Hello, lovelies! So I have exciting news: The Twin Arrows by the lovely Kate Willis was released today!  What’s also exiting for me is that I had the lovely opportunity to read an ARC for review so now I can ramble on about my thoughts to y’all. 😉

ABOUT THE BOOK

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Two children. Two journeys. Twin arrows.

Ryla follows her father’s parting instructions as closely as she carries his gift. Her protectors are kind, and safety is certain inside the convent’s strong walls. But now she must leave and what lies ahead is uncertain…

Her brother Drewin won’t wait any longer. The knight promised to escort him isn’t coming, and gossiping neighbors threaten to reveal his identity. He strikes out on his own, sure he can outrun the danger…

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Introduction to Beyond The Sky

Introduction to Beyond The Sky

Sup, peoples? 😀 I’ve had this post hanging around and waiting to be published for a while. This is the WIP which I’ve mentioned a couple of times before. I actually currently have a different WIP which is unnamed but I’ve been writing and it’s kind of different but … this post is not about that…

I’ve been thinking about it a lot, and I’ve talked about it a bit before, but I kind of wanted to tell y’all bout my WIP that I worked on during NaNo along with Through The Mist.

I have titled it (for the time being, at least. Though it’s growing on me …) Beyond The Sky.

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Review: The False Prince

Review: The False Prince

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The False Prince is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king’s long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner’s motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword’s point—he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage’s rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner’s sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

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Review: Befriending The Beast

Review: Befriending The Beast

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Belle has returned unannounced to the castle to restore her relationship with the king, her father. Her hopes are dashed with the devastating message: “The king refuses to see you.” Convinced that God has led her home, she is unwilling to return to Lord and Lady Kiralyn. But will the king offer her any other choice?

Time is running out and she has a life-changing decision to make. When tragedy strikes, will she and her father be pulled further apart or knit together? Could she stay at the castle even if she will never see her father again?

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Rating: Content wise, anyone. Maybe 10 and up? Falling off of a horse and sickness (basically no details, and … nothing else.

My rating: Short, sweet and beautiful, Befriending the Beast was really enjoyable to read. As a fairytale re-telling I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but it was masterfully told without (somehow) romance or magic.

Overall, it’s fairly short, definitely more of a novella than a novel.

The Christian content was really amazing. Straightforward and told masterfully without feeling preachy or anything.

I empathized with Belle, but didn’t really connect with any of the characters very deeply. They were written well, but I didn’t really feel like I got to know them really well, if that makes sense at all. The king’s development was amazing though, and even the side characters all had unique personalities.

I think my only problem is that it didn’t really feel … long enough? Don’t get me wrong, the plot is fully developed and the ending doesn’t leave me unsatisfied or anything. I do feel like everything just could have … been expanded a little bit? It passed a bit too quickly for my taste, and though it wrapped up very nicely I would have liked seeing more of … well, everything.

Rating: Overall, 4/5 stars.

Review: Worlds Unseen

Review: Worlds Unseen

Apologies in advance, this review is going to be a little bit different. 😉

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Beauty and terror await beyond the veil in this classic Christian fantasy.
The Council for Exploration Into Worlds Unseen believed there was more to reality than the Empire had taught them—but when they came a little too close to the truth, tragedy ended their work, leaving the terrifying and beautiful world behind their own still hidden.

Forty years later, one of the last Council members entrusts an ancient relic to the orphaned young woman Maggie Sheffield: a scroll that reveals the truth at last. Along with Nicolas Fisher, a Gypsy who hears things no one else can, Maggie sets out on a journey across the Seventh World to deliver the scroll to those who can use it.

But the price of truth may be too high: for Maggie and Nicolas are tearing at the Veil between the seen and the unseen, between good and evil, between forgotten past and treacherous future.

Monstrous forces are already on their trail.

And when the Veil grows thin enough, it’s anyone’s guess what may come through.

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This cover is gorgeous. It just looks so pretty, don’t you think? I mean, don’t just a book by its cover and all that, but it just makes me like this book. 😛

The summary up there does a really good job of describing it BTW. I mean this, coming from someone who, ah, doesn’t actually read the summary of most books, that if you’re interested in this at all from reading my review read the summary … if you haven’t already, cause you’re not weird like me.

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