My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Princess of the Light
Gabriel, the Archangel and Messenger of God – yeah that Gabriel, visited Mary Miller. He told her, as the key she is destined to spread the Light and vanquish the Darkness. Her first assignment is to restore the soul of the Walking Man. Sounds simple enough until she’s thrown in the face of evil, and then Joe Deacons enters her heart. This battle just got a lot more complicated. She must complete her mission without losing all she loves.
Princess of the Light had some good potential. Although the execution of the story was less than well done, it still had some interesting components.
The main characters irritated me. Mary and Joe were “soul mates”, which apparently means that they can be as passionate as they want. Ok, but what about getting married? If you’re soul mates, why aren’t you even discussing marriage? They seemed flat, too. Not a whole lot of development there. The supporting characters were more interesting to me, probably because we saw less of them. I especially liked Than. I never thought I could like a demon….
At the beginning, and in various places through the book, the plot jumped, causing slight confusion. The characters had just met, and then they were suddenly madly in love, and had been dating for a while. The POV switched back and forth frequently as well, and, although it was clearly labeled, I still found it confusing. The premise to the story was quite interesting, but unfortunately, it did not deliver. The action lagged, and there were scenes that seemed completely pointless and unrelated. And while interesting, the demon fighting was mostly told, not shown. The demon-banishing incantation seemed a bit off, as well. I mean, we’re using fairytale spells to destroy demons? That doesn’t seem right to me…
I thought the idea behind the story was great, and had a lot of potential. Some massive editing would have greatly improved this book. The characters needed work, and the action could have been cleaned up a bit, in addition to the more minor tense and grammatical issues.
Would I recommend it? No
Would I let my kids read it? Probably not.
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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