Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Review: Dauntless by Dina L Sleiman

Dauntless (Valiant Hearts, #1)Dauntless by Dina L. Sleiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dauntless: Showing fearlessness and determination

I am a first time Dina Sleiman reader and I look forward to adding more to my collection!! I have to admit, unlike other reviews, I had a hard time getting into this story. Once I was able to connect with it more, it took off for me and I finished it rather quickly! This novel is geared more towards YA but as an adult in my thirties, I loved the story of Merry and Timothy!

I'm not a huge Robin Hood fan (which may be why it took me awhile to get into the book) but I loved the twist that Ms. Sleiman took on Merry's character. Merry is the true definition of Dauntless in this story as she is leading orphaned children on a quest to protect themselves from the evil deeds of the King. I find Merry's story very intriguing as she left (not by choice) a life of luxury and became an outlaw, or as the townsfolk would have it, a Ghost thief.

I was also intrigued by Timothy and found him quite humourous. The lengths he went to with Lady Merry had me in stitches at times! He's a true man's man and hero! I look forward to hearing more of him in future books in this series.

The person who I'm most in love with is Alan. This poor guy needs his own book and I hope the author has plans to include him in a story of his own. He reminds me of that bumbling teenager who just can't catch a break but when he's "caught" by a woman, will be the most loyal, faithful, loving person for her.

This was a fun read and one I would recommend to YA and adults alike! If you like medieval tales of intrigue and romance, this would probably suit you well!

I did receive a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review, of which you have received here. Thank you to the author and the publisher for this reading adventure.

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