Friday, June 28, 2013
Reign by Ginger Garrett
So most of my reviews on this blog are for children's books or YA books because that is my primary audience. This book however is Christian fiction. I got the book off NetGalley because I had read another book about the author about Queen Esther and I was intrigued. I mean, a novel about Jezebel? Sounded good.
I read the ebook on the train from NYC to Orlando, FL. It didn't take my the whole time cause wow, that was a long trip. I may have mentioned before that I really don't like ebooks, especially on my laptop so that may have affected my reaction to the book. I liked the beginning okay but I really didn't feel like I connected to the characters at all. Maybe it was that I already knew a lot about Jezebel and what was going to happen. I had a hard time with the going back and forth from Jezebel, to Ahab, and then Obadiah. It just didn't really work for me. There were some parts I enjoyed and I did like the historical background to the story from the Bible. I thought the ending was really abrupt...ending with Ahab's death and not continuing to Jezebel's death.
I did look at the author's website and it looks like this book is a prequel for another book so maybe there is more in that book. I may have to check it out.