A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.
Published: 30th October, 2014
Age: Young Adult
From: Prism Book Tours
Kellan McKensie, Princess of Errigal, is set on leaving for another world before being thrust into a plan of God’s choosing that includes learning of her past, embracing her future, and finding her forever love.
Among a lost line of beautiful, wise queens and a conquered country still clinging to medieval traditions in today’s world, can Kellan be convinced that now is her time to act? Why should she? To the entire country, she doesn’t even exist. Ever the reluctant leader, Kellan is pressured to use her incredible God-given abilities to bring back the glory of her homeland. To do so, she must fight her own will, overcome fears, and control her temper. It’s a lot to ask of a girl hidden under a cloak her whole life.
What I liked: While I don’t necessarily agree with it, I thought the message with the theology in the book was directed more towards the characters and was an interesting, if very small part of the book. It also has a lot of differences from what I normally read with fantasy book. For instance, this one takes place on Earth with just the insertion of the country Errigal and its history. Oh, and its still medieval in the way the country is. Did I mention its also matriarchal royalty? Yes, queens are the rulers and heirs to the throne instead of kings. May I just stay that was my favorite part? A lot of them focus more on kings being heirs but I liked that it was a princess who would be heir to the throne by default. Until you know, people come in and mess that up. Hence what Kellan is supposed to do in this book, take back the throne.
What I didn’t like: I like deciding for myself if I think a character is good or bad, and with the way this book was done made it seem like I had no choice. Also, more details to the story would have made it better since it would have immersed me more than I got to be, something I always look for especially in fantasy books.
Overall Review: Its different from the normal fantasy I’ve read so that made it much more interesting to read, even though it had its own drawbacks in a few places throughout the story. I liked Kellan for the most part and I think she made an interesting character to follow for most of the story, although I wanted to know her more than I got to.
Recommend?: If you’re looking for a different kind of fantasy, or want something fantasy-esque but not too heavy then this would be a good read for you!
My Rating: 3.6/5
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4th: Mythical Books & Classy Cat Books
5th: Mary Terrani & My Life Loves and Passion
6th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & Zerina Blossom’s Books
8th: Welcome to Book City & Christy’s Cozy Corners
9th: Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima & Once Upon a YA Book
10th: Mel’s Shelves & Books and Ashes
11th: Addicted Readers & Paranormal Books
12th: Mommabears Book Blog & Pieces of Whimsey
15th: Grand Finale
About the Author
Sarah Jennings is an American storyteller living in the hills of North Carolina with her husband, four children, and escape artist hound dog. Her stories often revolve around strong willed heroines who find their way with God?s help during their adventures and in the process find their soulmate too. The Cloak is one such story now available in print and ebook format.
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