When I’m contacted about doing reviews of anything, I get super excited. I get even more excited whenever someone wants to review a book! I love reading, as I’m sure frequenters of this blog already know. I received an email from Musa Publishing to review Legend of the Timekeepers by Sharon Ledwith, and after reading the description, I agreed to review it because it sounded like a fun adventure novel.
Favorite Character: She-Aba
“To disrespect another person was to disrespect yourself.”
“There are no accidents. All is as it should be.”
Book Summary from the Musa Publishing Website
Legend of the Timekeepers was a fast-paced novel that takes you to a world that many others have dreamed about before, Atlantis. I think the author did an amazing job describing the setting and the elaborate wardrobe of all of the characters.
The main character, Lilith was an admirable lead. She was average in many ways, but she had certain parts of her that were absolutely extraordinary. At the beginning, she is kind of shallow and narrow-minded having just left her Atlantis home to live in the Black Land due to the falling of Atlantis, but when the fate of Atlantis rests on her shoulders, she rises to the occasion and even surprises herself with her abilities. You see her grow throughout the book as she realizes her true potential.
One complaint that I have is that there are a lot of characters to keep up with. I know that that’s my fault because I kept picking up and putting down the novel several times, and I would forget who certain characters were. The character names are so unique that I kept getting everyone mixed up and had to go back and read certain parts to remember who everyone was. I feel like I needed a cheat sheet in order to keep up.
Something I wish there was more of in this novel was romance. Most of the YA novels that I read have a little puppy love that makes the novel more intriguing. This book was lacking in the romance department. There were two characters that I thought would have some sort of romantic entanglement, but it never happened.
My favorite part was the ending. I feel like everything came together in an unexpected way. There were several surprises that I couldn’t have predicted.
I give this book a 3 out of 5. I thought the plot was interesting and exciting, but at the same time, a lot of it was confusing. I feel like certain parts just needed some more clarification. I do think this novel would appeal to a younger audience, and they would enjoy letting their imaginations run wild with it.
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.