Thursday, April 7, 2011
Royal Blood by Barbara Bartholomew; A Review by Amy Jones
I really enjoyed the plot of this book. I especially loved Steffy, the daughter of two powerful mages, raised with education and ambition toward the future of Endymion. In contrast, I also found affection for her cousin Rosie, the daughter of an every day innocent. While Rosie is illiterate and lacking in social etiquette she is hard working and bears a strong heart. I think the story had a good message about good democracy and the ideal of treating others the way you would like to be treated. I enjoyed Steffy and Rosie's journey from cover to cover. Having said that, the book requires editing. There are quite a few typos and in several places the text repeats itself (portions or entire paragraphs repeated). These distractions made the story difficult to follow at times, but the overall message carried through and I think the idea behind the story is brilliant.