Thursday, October 16, 2014

"The Covered Deep" by Brandy Vallance

About this book:

  “Some Dreams Are Worth Searching For
  Bianca Marshal is looking for a man who can quote both Jesus and Shakespeare. Not surprisingly, the man is hard to find in the small Appalachian town where she lives. Her mother insists that Bianca lower her standards. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Bianca wonders if her mother is right.
  Still set on experiencing love, or at least a little adventure, Bianca wins an essay contest that propels her into a whirlwind search for the perfect romantic hero. Via the opulence of London and the mysteries of Palestine, Bianca’s true love will be revealed—but not without a price that might be too heavy to pay.”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- Jeremiah 33:3 is at the front; Many, many, many Scriptures are quoted; Many, many, many talks about God; Many Prayers; Many, many, many mentions and talks about things that happen in the Bible, going to those places and Who walked there; Church going & hymns are sung and written; “Drive like Jehu!” is said and Jezebel is mention a few times; Bianca’s mother says that Europe’s museums “are nothing but a collection of idols. Dens of sin glorifying the heathen nations.”; Madeline calls the Bible a book of fairy-tales; Mr. Tabor is a Darw*n man; “Good God” is said many times. Many Musl*ms and all are violent;  
*Note: Minor cussing including: four “Great Jehoshaphat”s, three “laud”s, two “h*llish”, a “what the devil”, three “where the devil”s, a “Poor devil”, a “Devil take it”, a “she-devil”, a “devil-wind”, a “devil of a fool”, a “devil's handmaid”, a “go to the devil”, wind is described as “h*ll's fingers”, “screamed like the d*mned”.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a “curse it all”, a “posh”, a “cur”, a “blast it”, a “shut your mouth”, two “bloody”s, two “blimey”s, two 'shut up's, two “dash it all”, three 'idiot's, four “blasted”s,  five “Gad!”s, five “stupid”s; two curses are said but not written. Bianca hits a frog with a spear (to eat it; detailed); Bianca says many Shakespeare insults; Blood, Fighting, Hitting, Screaming (highest being board line semi-detailed to detailed); a Mention of a dead man’s body burning (India, semi-detailed); Prison camps (pretty detailed and gross); Mentions of suicide and a character tries to do it (pretty detailed); Mentions of drinking; Poison.

Sexual Content- Wanting to kiss; A semi-detailed kiss; Three detailed-on-the-feelings embraces; a hint about a wedding night;  two Mentions of a harem; a Mention of King David & Bathsheba and their story;  Minor cussing including: a lady is called a “cow” and a “witch”, a “wanton”, two ‘wh*re’s; three “harpy”s; On Bianca’s Soul Mate list #6 (of 7) is that he must be “a more than capable kisser”; A mentions of a woman who ran for the United States presidents it’s added “that woman has no respect for the marriage bed.”; Flirts & Flirting: Staring & Studying (highest being semi-detailed); Madeline mentions about a lover’s touch, their lips & compromising situations(highest being semi-detailed); *Big Spoiler but very important to the story* Paul is India “bed a wh*re, cause her divorce, and steal a diamond” (Madeline and it’s mentioned many times though not above semi-detailed). *End of Big Spoiler*; Madeline thought that a couple had a secret liaison (they didn’t); A women’s dress gets torn (barely above not-detailed but it’s implied that she’s almost raped); Love, falling in love, looking for a soul mate, trying not to be in love, & lots of emotions.

-Bianca Marshal
-Paul Emerson
                                        P.O.V. switches between them and Sir Adrian
                                              Set in 1877                                                    
                                                   397 pages

Pre Teens-

New Teens- 
(and a half) ?

Early High School Teens- 
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Older High School Teens- 
(and a half) ?

My personal Rating- 
(and a half) ?

{Can I not do ratings on this book? Because, honestly this has to be the hardest book I’ve ever had to rate.}
{A very trusted adult should read this book before the girl}
Okay, so I have no clue where to start on this review. Part of me wants to give it two stars because of the Negative & Sexual Contents. The other part wants to give it a three & a half because of the crazy-how-did-the-author-think-of-it-crazy plot line and the amounts of details of the Biblical content. I recently watched thoroughly the original “Around the World in 80 Days” (over the course of many days—that movie is long…and not the cleanest either…) and was reminded of it at different parts in the story (Most the India ones). This was a book with an insanely intricate plot and lots of details, but I think a very trusted author should read before the girl.

See y’all on Tomorrow!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Worthy Publishing) for this review.

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