Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Review: Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman

Dauntless
(Valiant Hearts, #1)
by Dina L. Sleiman 
Adult Inspirational Romance 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Published on: March 3, 2015 
Pages: 368

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:


Though once a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village. Dubbed "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest," her band of followers soon become enemies of the throne when they hijack ill-gotten gold meant for the king. 

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, will he choose fame or love?


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received an e-galley of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I've been on a "Robin Hood" retelling kick lately. I don't know why I love that story so much, but I do. Anyway, I had really high expectations for this one.

After reading the prologue I was worried. It just didn't catch my interest. But after reading all of two pages, I was hooked.

I loved Sleiman's writing as well as the characters. I thought it was interesting that she made Merry like Robin Hood, but didn't try to exactly recreate the original story. She took a lot of creative license, and I enjoyed it very much. 

I thought that the writer did a great job at creating complex, lovable characters. 

For fans of historical romance, adventure, or all things Robin Hood, this one is a great pick. 

So why 4 stars? It stood out from the rest of the books I've read in the genre. It was masterfully written. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Mild violence. 

The Wrap-up: An intriguing, fun read that I enjoyed from the get-go. Recommended to fans of the genre. 

Love,

Danica Page

1 comment:

  1. I'm hoping to read this before the end of the year! I'm kind of on a quest to read (and watch) lots and lots of Robin Hood retellings, and this looks quite nifty.

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