Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hebbros Book Review

I kicked off my book reviews with a review of the newly released Counted Worthy! This month I will be posting about another book I REALLY enjoyed reading-Hebbros.
A little about the book:
"In a realm that feasts on wickedness, and a city that thirsts for power, the faithfulness of a few will be tested.

When members of his faith are exiled from the city of Hebbros, Luke vows to resist the forces that tore his family apart. Armed with a divine gift and the aid of friends, he undertakes to right a world of wrongs. Opposed on all sides by evil men determined to silence the Faithful and outlaw their powerful God, Luke’s small band will be tried and tested as they battle for truth, freedom, and the overthrow of rampant evil in their city.

Three years after Elaina’s world was turned upside-down, the former nobleman’s daughter still tastes the sting of bitterness. When an act of betrayal sends her north into slavery, Elaina finds herself face-to-face with the truth she has long resisted and a choice that will change her forever.

Brought together in a desperate attempt to pluck a remnant from destruction, Luke, Elaina, and a host of unforgettable characters will discover the greatness of the power of God, and the startling truth that some things are not what they seem."

What I enjoyed:
God was the center of the book and each character throughout Hebbros. He was entertained in every detail and salvation was explained numerous times. But I did not feel like God was "overly" talked about. He was not a side topic that took away from the storyline, He WAS a part of the story. I really appreciated this about Nicole's writing and would love to read some of her other books in the future!

The characters were real. They weren't perfect, but they sought God in a kingdom where God was outlawed. They knew that even in Exile they would be paving the way to Freedom!

I really enjoyed the fact that Nicole was able to create a wonderful fantasy world without using magic  and although some encouraging deep friendships are made that lead to marriage there is no inappropriate romance.

   Nicole is a master at creating emotionally gripping scenes. I could feel the characters emotions and couldn't put the book down during certain scenes of emotional unrest! Hebbros was about faithfulness, the Faithful, betrayal, exile, cruelty, love and freedom.

The ending was perfect too.... but you will have to read it to know how Hebbros ends... :)

What I didn't like as much:
Ummmm... There was really nothing I didn't like!

Who I'd recommend this book to:
I'd recommend this book to Teens mostly, but families, children and even adults could benefit! It is 536 pages so younger readers might find it a bit challenging, but the topics covered are inspirational for all! I am 14 and I enjoyed it immensely!
A bit about the Author:
"I am a homeschool graduate and an avid reader who enjoys writing Inspirational Fantasy set in a medieval-like era."

"In writing each book, I pray that it will bring honor and glory to God, and that He will use it as a tool to bring at least one person to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ."

Visit her on her FacebookGoodreads, or check out some of her other books!

You can also see this review on Amazon and Goodreads. :)