Books

“The Torch Keepers” by Hosanna Emily

Summary:

The King’s blue flame quivers as a new fire arises, and Kadira must hold fast to his torch. It’s destiny; she’s a torch keeper.

A fiery revolution sweeps across the kingdom of Érkeos, and each person must choose a side. Kadira, a girl set apart to serve the King, finds her city engulfed in the Liberation’s emerald flames. Her blue eyes mark her as the enemy, and she flees from death. It stalks her anyway. When she meets Rekém, the Liberation warrior sent to kill her, she rebels against the King’s ways. Two armies collide; indecision isn’t an option. As hearts and lives hang in the balance, Kadira and Rekém could bring destruction or liberation to the entire kingdom.

Book info:

Author: Hosanna Emily

Rating: 3/5 stars

Publisher: S.C. Treehouse

Age: I don’t think I’d be comfortable handing this to anyone under 12. Maybe 13+ so long as you skip chapter 16. I’d suggest an adult read it first.

My Thoughts:

This is a book I love one moment and dislike the next. I enjoyed the allegory and the names are quiet… um… interesting. I easily picked up on how the allegory relates to our redemption. The cover…. I ABSOLUTELY love the color! It’s colors and the silhouette…gorgeous! 

Controversial/romance:

The romance is a bit more than I prefer–if you skip chapter 16, you’ll leave out most of the romance. I also don’t like how a boy and girl danced–she was young and it was probably innocent, but I still didn’t approve of it. The book also needs a few minor edits for a few words. 

Bible version used:

There is also a Bible verse at the beginning, but I don’t know what version (not KJV for sure).

Language/Inappropriate content:

No problem with language. I don’t know if you’d put this under “inappropriate”, but there was a bit more violence/killing than I prefer. While I know such things exist, I don’t think we need to read books about it. That is the main reason I would avoid the book.

In all, I would recommend this book to certain, not very sensitive readers. However, please use discretion when reading.

Here’s my review for Hosanna’s other book, The Mystery of the Midnight Trespasser.

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