Monday, March 16, 2015

Dauntless Book Review



My Review

 Dina is a new author to me so I was excited to read something new. I'll be honest, after reading the title and seeing the cover I was dreading that this was going to be like a mix of the Hunger Games and Divergent. I love both of those series but I don't want to read a remake. So that being said this book ended up being much better than I anticipated. I thought the first chapter was a scene right out of Once Upon a Time and things got much more exciting as the story line continued. This is a young adult book, but it certainly read more like a romance novel mixed with Robin Hood era. I liked how the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest survive and the history of Lady Merry who is wanted by the king.
 I LOVE the setting and Timothy Grey was a good character over the course of the entire book. I knew many people who would love this book because it's a survival Robin Hood, they steal and try to survive. There is a lot more romance than I was expecting and while that's just fine, I do think some of the parts were a bit drawn out dramatic. But this was a good book and I do recommend, especially to those who love this time period. 

"I received this book from CFBA Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Bethany House Publishers (March 3, 2015)
Dina L. Sleiman


A word from the author:

Since selling my first book, I have also become an acquisitions editor for the company. I am a member of the Inkwell Inspirations blog, HEWN Marketing, ACFW, and a contributor to Christian Review of Books. I hold publishing credits in poetry and songwriting, and I was the writer and featured teacher in a nationally distributed instructional dance video for children. I have written several songs about the plight of the Islamic people, which have been produced in association with the Christian Broadcast Network. In addition, I have taught college and high school classes in writing and literature, as well as homeschool classes in the fine arts, and now enjoy teaching at writers conferences throughout the nation.