Thursday, October 22, 2015

Review: Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman


About the book:
Where Legend and History Collide, One Young Woman Will Fight for the Innocent 

Born a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father's failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village--a group that becomes known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest." Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.

Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he's forced to reexamine everything he's known.

My rating:
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My thoughts:


Dauntless was a great debut novel. It didn't feel like a typical YA story, maybe because of the setting and size of the book, which was nice. I loved the Robin Hood elements and I really enjoyed the characters.

There was a little bit of a love triangle , but it was more of a question of "Is Merry going to end up with someone and, if so, who?" I loved that while Dauntless is the beginning of a new series, it didn't have a cliffhanger ending.

All in all, a great read. A good story with adventure and some inspirational aspects. I recommend it if you enjoy these types of reads.

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1 comment:

  1. Still need to read this one! Hopefully that'll happen this winter because I do love the Robin Hood legend. :)

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