Reviewer: Sabrina Wade
Started out great. Filled with a wonderful plot and storyline. Had me eager and leaning over in my chair with anticipation for the coming chapters. But then, the rug was pulled from under me. Suddenly, the book rushes to epilogue, leaving me the reader, wondering if I flipped Kindle pages too quickly and skipped chapters. Unfortunately, I did not. The author simply rushed the novel to its end. Where was the substance? How did we get from Adele, “be my wife,” to Judy having a fiance and sibling? Two stars.
Reviewer: Cierra Loften
I usually don't tend to go for YA books that center on the medieval or fantasy, though Camille Esther's 'Dorian The Daring' has a believable balance of family life/drama, action and adventure, and spiritual growth. The cover contains a dark-hooded human figure with blue and black smoke enveloping him which is not what you'd expect from a Christian novel but it's a good perk! It shows that not all religious, particularly Christian, books have to be full of flowers and hearts. Overall, I found the main character, Dorian, to be an engaging teenager whose determination, humility, and ability to recognize his weaknesses made him all the more likable and believable. I thought the author did a wonderful job of creating the atmosphere of medieval times and I could tell she did her research on the times before diving into writing. 'Dorian The Daring' earns a solid 5 out of 5 stars from me.
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