Good morning I’m thrilled to be handing over the reigns to Kirsty again for her review of Akea: The Power of Destiny by Elizabeth Jade. This is Kirsty’s second to last review for my blog as she has recently set up her own blog, The Midnight Reviewer. Do go check out her new blog http://themidnightreview.co.uk/wp/
Akea is available to buy in ebook and paperback now, purchase your copy here.
Before I share Kirsty’s review with you here is a little bit about the book.
Akea is born into a family of sled dogs and a life that follows a predictable path, but from the day she first sees the lone wolf, Kazakh, Akea knows her future lies beyond the safety of her home. Kazakh is well aware of Akea’s destiny and the pack laws he will break to help her reach it. Regardless of the challenges ahead, he must make sure this young husky will be ready, even if it means his life.
I am reviewing todays book with my 7 year old son, I would say that this book is about perfect for this age group. He said the first page was marvelous, I can see what he means. The book starts with some lovely descriptions of the area in which the Husky’s live. It really paints a vivid picture in the readers mind.
The story is told from the points of view of the Husky’s and wolves which added an interesting element. My son did struggle with the names though (so did I if I’m honest), I know it was done for authenticity so I wouldn’t change it – it was just a little complicated.
The story moved along at a good pace which is perfect for children, as we know, holding their attention isn’t always easy. The chapters are just about the perfect length, emerging readers can manage them without tiring. The book also dealt with some difficult themes which made for some interesting discussions.
This was a lovely book, many thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s random resources and the publisher for giving me a copy to review.
About The Author:
Elizabeth Jade was born in North Yorkshire in 1998 and moved with her family to Somerset when she was very young. She was homeschooled from the age of 7, but only recently discovered that her struggles in school were due to Aspergers. She stumbled into writing at the age of 14 when she began to struggle with depression and anxiety and quickly found her story ideas pouring out faster than she could get them onto paper. She has always had a passion for animals and has volunteered at various rescues, so it seemed only natural that her stories would revolve around them. With further adventures for Akea already written in her head, a wonderful journey is set to unfold for both reader and author alike.
“I don’t write stories, ” she says, “I just put a bunch of words onto paper and the characters do the rest. Plot twists are never planned, they just happen. If you let your imagination run riot, trust me, you’ll be surprised at the result – I always am.”