CrossReaders Book Review: Illuminated by Jackie Castle

CrossReaders Book Review: Illuminated by Jackie Castle

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Title: Illuminated

Author: Jackie Castle

Rating: Five Stars

About the Book

Princess doesn’t remember who she was or how she got to Lord Darnel’s palace, but she knows deep down inside that she’s not his daughter, and she’ll give anything to get away from him and his dark schemes. But that would mean leaving the one person she cared for. She will also have to face the dragon. But the promise of what lies beyond along the White Road may be worth all that.

Review

It’s been a long time since I read a book that fit me so perfectly. I loved so many aspects of this book it’s hard to list them all without giving the story away. You should experience it for yourself. The author, Jackie Castle, never hesitated to show beauty in the midst of action, and fun, whimsical moments in the midst of fervent flight and race down the White Road. I never found it to be quirky but brilliantly paced with gentle humor to diffuse the intensity of the battle scenes.

I would compare this book to The Pilgrim’s Progress, as well as to some of George MacDonald’s books and Tolkien’s The Hobbit. At the same time this fantasy had a modern feel, and I would HIGHLY recommend it to readers who are tween or older.

One last thing I want to share is that I didn’t breeze through this story. I savored, highlighted, laughed, cried and basked in the warmth of a resplendent story that reminded me so much of the greatest story. I eagerly await the next installment of these Chronicles!

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This review was submitted by: Precarious Yates – please visit her website at precariousyates.wordpress.com

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