First of all, as you’ve probably noticed, I have changed my blog design a little because it seemed too crowded. Please feel free to comment your thoughts below! It is also now possible to like my pages, as I’ve finally discovered how to turn that setting on! But now the lovely Alyssa is going to write a review for us today. Thanks Alyssa! Enjoy…
Hi everyone! I’m Alyssa, and I’m doing another guest post on Simi’s blog! I’m doing a review (obviously) for a book called Dare, written by Tricia Mingerink, and the first book in The Blades of Acktar series. I hope you enjoy it!
Leith is a loyal Blade to the king. But when a nearly fatal injury and a blizzard brings Leith to the doorstep of two girls and finds out a secret that could get them killed, he starts to question everything that he’s been told.
Renna’s forbidden faith and her unwanted position weighs on her as she finds an assassin knocking on her door, the very same one that destroyed her family. Choices she makes could get her and her sister killed.
One thing is for certain: someone will die.
So, this is one of my absolute favorite book series ever! I’m really a fan of Tricia’s writing, and I love the whole story and how everything progresses and all the character development! Both of the POV characters are introverts, which, to me, is refreshing considering how nearly every book it seems is about extroverts. Leith is an assassin for the king, and, after circumstances, he begins to question his morals, and it is so cool to see how he grows and learns and eek! Renna is a very meek person, and I love her because she’s not a kick-butt kind of character, but more like us: worried about family first, just because it’s the right thing doesn’t make it any easier, etc. And then there’s Brandi. She’s Renna’s little sister, and awesome! She’s just so bubbly and funny and just overall balances out the other two’s seriousness.
This is a Christian book, but still has some violent stuff in it. There are knife wounds and fights and arrow wounds and the like, though, Tricia did an excellent job of torturing your heart, while not being too descriptive! And there is romance, but it’s really funny because it’s between two really introverted people, and end up making fools of themselves! I’d definitely recommend this book to teenagers, or older-reading level (and don’t get as squirmy at wounds) pre-teens.
Alyssa Star rating: ***** (5 stars)
Thanks again for guest posting, Alyssa. Have a happy weekend everyone!