Jade Dreams (Sacred Stones) review by tkh2002
Jade Dreams (Sacred Stones Book 1)
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Little Silver, NJ, United States
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Becca, an average teenager, never thought she would have to wield a sword. But after her little brother Timmy is abducted, she has no choice. Throughout her journey, Becca begins to discover that she can do things she never thought she could do. With the help of Master Miyamoto, her newfound friend Mike, and a seemingly nerdy boy name Joey, she must journey into the Shadow Realm and take back what is rightfully hers. Read "Jade Dreams" to learn how Becca embarks on a perilous journey of self discovery and adventure.

Opinion: 

I liked the story of the book, but I feel like the character develpment was weak. Raven, the main antagonist, came out of nowhere. Her backstory was never explained and I think if her character was better developed the book would be much less confusing. I also wish the relationship between Becca and her parents was played out more. Last but not least, I think the ending was rushed. I had so many questions going through my mind and only a few of them were answered by the last few chapters and the epilogue. Despite the issues I mentioned, I do believe this book could be really good. The idea behind the storyline was great and I got a pretty good understanding of the main characters, but not enough to fall in love with the novel. I would really like to see these changes made and get another chance to read it because I do think it could be great.

Rating:
3
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

They talk about female upper body parts and Hell. There is also violence and death.
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