Friday, April 14, 2017

"The Paper Boat" by Trisha White Priebe & Jerry B. Jenkins

About this book:

  “The king is very ill and in a hurry to hand over his power to a new generation when rumors begin to circulate through the kingdom. It appears the king is unaware of the queen’s sinister plot against the thirteen-year-old orphans, as she wants to ensure her child becomes rightful heir to the throne.
  Avery weighs the pros and cons of seeking an audience with the king while the castle is dealt a heavy blow; but Avery decides the risk is worth taking, and she steps out of the shadows for the first time since entering the castle walls.  When Avery is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, will she choose a life free from hardship within the castle walls. . .or her family and the home she left behind?”

Series: Book #3 in the “Thirteen” series. Review of Book #1 Here! and Book #2 Here!

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted, mentioned & remembered; Prayers; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading & Scriptures; Mentions of chapels; A few mentions of a Spiritual advisor;
         *Note: A mention of sorcery, a vision & a spirit; A mention of how hell might sound; A mention of feeling like Avery is dancing with the devil.

Negative Content- A bit of sarcasm; Pain & being kidnapped (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of deaths, prisons, gallows, executions & treason; Mentions of poisons, dying & deaths; Mentions of an order to discard (drown) two babies (which she does not do); Mentions of a battle, fighting & possible deaths (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of knifes, swords & attacking another; Mentions of threats & threats of killing; Mentions of a boat accident & no survivors (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of pain; Mentions of gossip, rumors, lying & lies; A few mentions of stealing; A few mentions of drowning; A couple mentions of death sentences; A mention of those hungover; A mention of a tattoo.

Sexual Content- Avery primps a bit (fixing her dress & hair along with pinching her cheeks) when Tuck walks into a room; A mention of a hand kiss; A mention of a boyfriend.

-Avery Godfrey, age 13-14
                                         P.O.V. of Avery
                                                        225 pages

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My personal Rating-
After anticipating this book for months, I felt like it fell a little flat for me. The ending was super rushed and there were some parts that seemed a bit predictable. I would still say the first book of this trilogy was my favorite and I still did overall enjoy this series. They were fun, easy reads. :)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*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.

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