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Jennifer Hartz’s Realm

About

With one of the Heroes Of The Horde kidnapped by the demons, the remaining five members search aimlessly to rescue her. They face a huge obstacle…the most likely location of their kidnapped friend is inside the demon realm. The only Heroes member to breach the demon realm is the very one who had been taken. How can they enter the realm to save her?

Relationships crumble and morale is weak. The Heroes have reached a breaking point. Surprises lurk not only in the demon realm, but in the very midst of the Heroes as their powers grow. Throwing even more tension into the mix is a newcomer to the group who may hold the key to eradicating the Horde once and for all.

Review

Book three in the Heroes of the Horde picks up right where Siege left off. My thoughts:

What I liked:

By this time, I feel like I know all the characters and I know them well. Their voices have really strengthened and I feel like I can say that I know them and their personalities.

This book is about teens….and the characters really are teens. So many times I read YA and I’m very curious as to why the author would choose YA when what they really have created are adults who go to high school. But not here. Jimmy, Shelley, Mike, Cassie, Cooper, & Maggie are teenagers. They act like teenagers and they think like teenagers.

Romance. I like that it’s always fluid. Most of the couples in this series are not til death do us part, and I found that I liked that. I think most people don’t marry their high school sweetheart (not that it doesn’t happen!). And I like that there is romance because it adds a nice tension to the story.

Spiritually, there is, of course, the fact that they’re fighting demons. But you can tell by this one that they’ve grown spiritually and come to recognize the power of God.

What I didn’t like:

This really is a personal preference, but I’ve noticed with this book (and really with the whole series) that it reads almost like a comic book. You keep getting mini-snapshots of each character as they face different problems. This means, at least to me, that this is a more plot driven series, allowing you to get to know the characters over time. However, personally, I prefer more character driven novels, and so while the series is fun and unique, it’s not quite preference.

Romantic Scale: 7

Overall, a very nice addition to the Heroes of the Horde series. There are some surprises thrown in that I did not see coming and I think anyone who has read the other two books will see that things get shaken up a bit here. Again, fun and unique!

**I received my copy from the author. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**

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