Woven, by Michael Jensen and David Powers King

Nels, the son of a widowed seamstress, has always dreamed of becoming a knight. The whole village agrees…except his mother, who needs his help just to stay alive.

That was before he died, of course, murdered by a stranger. Now Nels, as a ghost, must haunt the Princess Tyra, the only person who can see him, to convince her to save him. By helping him find an object which will bring back to life, it may cost Tyra more than she bargained for as they begin a perilous journey to weave Nels back into the Great Tapestry of time.

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Hmmm….I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about the story. It was really well-paced, but there were a few quirks I personally would have changed if I had written the book myself.

This book scarily reminded me of my first attempt at a novel, most particularly the writing style. Or, should I say, lack thereof. When writers write a lot, they develop a certain way of telling a story. If you read a lot of one author, or if you write, you may know what I’m talking about. I’m not saying that a lack of writing is actually bad, I just felt that the author has not yet developed his own particular way of writing. Excuse my nit-picking, but most people aren’t going to notice this.

I am happy to report that this book is pretty clean, and I’d feel comfortable handing this book to mostly anyone. I was a little disappointed how hard they pushed the romance in this book; it wasn’t inappropriate at all, but it could have been a little more subtle. I knew this book was going to be more romantic than I usually read even before they met. For this reason, I can’t say this book is for everyone, particularly those who will only stand for a little romance.

I’m sorry if the book description sounded a little cheesy, but…it was, just a little.

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Violence: 3/10 (nothing horrible)

Language: 1/10

Inappropriateness/Romance: 3/10

Audience: Ages 10 and up

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