Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Book of the King Reveiw

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry
"Nothing special is the best way to describe Owen Reeder-at least that's what he's been told all his life. When a stranger visits his father's bookstore, Owen's ordinary life spirals out of control and right into a world he didn't even know existed."
-Summary from the back of the book
Characters: Very good. There’s plenty of variety and description, the good guys are very good, and the bad guys are thoroughly bad. Owen is likeable and charming, with a familiarity that is rare in main characters.

Location: Slightly confusing. I would’ve liked more description, and there were several parts where I was wondering where the scene was happening.

Plot: Very good. There doesn’t seem to be much subplot, but the main plot is exciting and clear, with plenty of mystery to keep you on your toes and more than make up for the lack of subplot. Although the book does end in a slight cliffhanger, it’s a small enough cliffhanger that you still feel more-or-less satisfied, and it doesn’t leave you with the feeling that the book isn’t complete as much as other books do.

Other: I very much enjoyed the style this book was written in, as it was very humorous yet still exciting. This is the type of book that will grab you and pull you into the story so that you feel like you are there with Owen, experiencing everything he experiences, as well as plenty that he does not.

Overall Rating: 4/5

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