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Monday, July 23, 2012

Book Review: Moonblood

Moonblood is a book about a kingdom that has been attacked by dragons and is now rebuilding, the dragon has left the kingdom, but the Prince left when the dragon was there, so now the people of the kingdom don't trust in him. In an attempt to regain their confidence Lionheart banishes Rose Red (a girl who has been his best friend, but all the towns people think she brings evil into the kingdom). Rose Red is now held captive by her evil father. Lionheart regrets banishing Rose Red and goes into the woods in search of her, encountering strange things along the way.

The author ( Anne Elisabeth Stengl) has a great imagination, but there are so many different story lines going on, I found it a chore to concentrate on who is who. I didn't realize how the stories were all connected until I was 100+ pages into the book.  It is easier to understand as you get deeper into the book, but there are times when the story becomes a little too complex.

Perhaps for people who are more passionate about Fantasy books, the book will be more enjoyable.  I like to read all sorts of genres, but fantasy isn't my favorite (although I love A Wrinkle in Time).

Lastly, this is a christian book, but the christian principals do not jump out at you at all.  You really have to be looking for them, and they are pretty basic "Do good" principles. 

I received this book complimentary from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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