Sunday, April 18, 2010

Book Review: Ransomed Dreams

One shot shattered more than just bodies, it decimated lives and realities, crushing innocent illusions.

The story behind this novel was intriguing, and it interested me. The prologue gripped me, the drama intense and the emotions high, planting many question in my mind. But the novel really didn’t interest me until I was about 150 pages into it. As the drama was kicked up a notch and the emotions flowing, the story kept me interested. Two plot lines on different paths, but managing to intersect and wasn’t confusing in the process. I liked the setting, Mexico, and it was refreshing not to wade through much of the language of that region, you got the flavor without the Spanish.

But I struggled to enjoy this novel to its full potential, and I have a hard time saying why. I think it was because much of the novel, I was being filled in, instead of experiencing what was going on. It felt more distanced and at times it was too much to want to wade through.

This novel wasn’t my favorite, but the story beneath the “telling” was unique and the ending satisfying.

Thanks to Tyndale Publishers for my copy to review.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I hadn't heard of it before. Have a good week:)


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