Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Book Review: Resistance

Today I will be reviewing Resistance, by Jaye L. Knight! First of all let me apologize for the time it has taken me to get this review up. My school has been really heavy and I haven't been able to find a lot of pleasure reading time. Nonetheless this book was well worth the wait!

A little about the book:

" 'Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.' 

Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape. 

Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God. 

Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance."

What I enjoyed:
  Okay, I literally fell in love with the characters. All of them. They were so wonderfully developed and I found myself.

I could relate to so many experiences. I think Jaye L. Knight does a wonderful job of making her characters and what they have to go through relatable to the everyday reader, yet also very extraordinary.

This told the story of a persecuted people. It is centered around the one true God, standing up for Him, and standing up for what is right, no matter what the personal cost is.

I really enjoyed how Knight described and had her characters experience true love. The Bible says in John 15:3, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Knight's characters encapsulate this love amazingly.

Not only did I enjoy reading this book for pleasure, but it inspired me spiritually and in my everyday life to live it for the Glory of the one true King.

Jace was one of my favorite characters! His struggle with his Ryrik blood and wondering if he really had a soul was skillfully written. I was always on the edge of my seat wondering what he would do. It literally hurt me to see the way people treated him without even getting to know his true nature.

What I didn't like as much:
I am a little worried there will be romance in the future and I won't be able to read future books, but other than that I have nothing negative!

Oh another complaint is that THE BOOK DID NOT GO ON FOREVER!!!!

Who I'd recommend this book to:
I think this book is perfect for older pre-teens through young adults. There is some violence, and a few torture scenes but nothing too gruesome and Elom always intervenes at just the right time.

A bit about the Author:

"Jaye L. Knight is a 25 year old independent author with a passion for writing Christian fantasy and clean NA fiction. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God's love shines as a light to offer hope.

Jaye is a homeschool graduate and has been penning stories since the age of eight. She was previously published as Molly Evangeline."

You can also see this review on Amazon and Goodreads!