This book was not at all what I expected. What I expected was a romance full of conflicts and intrigue, as suggested by the book’s description. What I got was a parable retelling.
I’m okay with reading renditions of parables, but this ended up being more of a bed time story than a romance.
That’s not to say that the book wasn’t creatively thought out or even well written. The story has huge merits from which stem from mentioned parables. The story is imaginative and has a few different twists to Christian symbolism.
This is more of a coming of age story that has the promise of a spicy romance, but doesn’t quite make it that far. It remains innocent and centered around the MC as she struggles with fulfilling a prophecy of redeeming a corrupted heart and living forever in heaven.
This is a very quick and easy read. I was sucked into the story up to the point where it started to read like a children’s bible story with mythological and fantastical elements. This was the point where the magic was really lost for me. The heavy Christian symbolism is okay if I knew that was what the story was going to be about. Again this boils down to not getting exactly what I expected.
Ultimately, I did enjoy this story. It’s fresh and breaks from my normal avenue of reads I particularly enjoy.
I definitely recommend this to readers who love fantasy and faith based stories mixed with a touch of romance. Definitely should be classified as more NA or YA as there was nothing to suggest that it couldn’t be otherwise.
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