Sunday, January 20, 2013

Review of Judge by R.J. Larson

I am a reviewer for Bethany House and receive books to read in exchange for reviewing them. This review is for the book Judge by R.J. Larson.

I really enjoyed the first book of this series and couldn't put it down, so I was very excited to read this book. While I enjoyed the second book also, I really had a hard time staying interested in several parts and felt like it kind of dragged. However, this could be partly because I was hoping to see more development in the relationship between Kien and Ela, and they only see each other twice in the whole book. This is also not a stand alone book and the first book should be read first as there are a lot of references to book 1.

I liked that the book feels very Biblical and the characters experience things similar to Jonah, Jeremiah and Job. I liked the way the author portrayed these stories and the way she shows the subtle humor of God. I also like the way some questions are subtly handled such as why God chooses to let some people die and can we trust God with those we love.

Overall, it was a very good book and I look forward to book #3.

I received this book free from Bethany House to review. The content is my own.

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