Title and Author:
The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass Lima
Name of Reviewer:
Reason for choice of rating:
A few fight scenes
So I was a good ways into this book before I realized this was actually the sequel to another book. A few little things confused me, but I am happy to say the book is really so well written that you don't have to have read the first book in order to understand the second. This book was very unique in that the world was so similar and yet dissimilar to ours. I went into it thinking it would be very Sci Fi or distopian feeling, and while it had elements of that, I really wouldn't classify it as such. I enjoyed the fact that the author told a great story without anything gratuitous. This is a book I'd let my teens read. It's full of adventure, and I really respected the theme of people learning how to become the best versions of themselves in difficult situations. Great read and highly recommended! (Btw I am reading the first book now.)
Good for young boys, possibly ages 10+ especially, because the hero is a boy, but I think girls would enjoy it too!
Books and movies you would compare this to:
Elements of Gladiator.
Children's, Christian, Epic, Action, Adventure, Coming-of-Age, New Adult, Young Adult
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