Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tournament of Chance by SG Rogers ~ Review

Tournament of ChanceTournament of Chance by S.G. Rogers
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book DescriptionIn the Kingdom of Destiny, King Chance decreed any female be she high or low born may earn a place at court by winning an archery competition known as the Tournament of Chance. Although no commoner has ever won before, this is Heather’s year. To prevent her from winning the tournament, however, King Chance will stop at nothing. The king does not yet realize Heather of the Jagged Peaks will be the spark that ignites a revolution — in time

My thoughts: I am very glad that I finished this book. I started as part of a blog tour and wasn't able to finish before my post. I was determined that I would finish the book and give it the review that it deserved, rather than the partial review that I gave it on my blog.

Heather is a resilient young woman. The book begins as she is learning about archery and setting her goal to win and be able to become a lady in the kingdom. She is of common birth. The King has decreed that anyone can win the archery contest and become a noble.

Unfortunately, the King is all talk. He has no intention of honoring his decree. His goal is to keep the common people in their place. Heather begins a revolution. The common folk know who won the contest. Heather is thrown in jail.

This sets Heather on journey that will be through time. She gets the opportunity to be a catalyst to change the direction of the Kingdom. Time will tell if she will have the heart to do what it takes and sacrifice all she holds dear.

I loved the story. It has romance and fantasy elements. It is a book that I can easily recommend to teens. There are kissing scenes and fighting scenes. There are wizards, trolls, dragons, and fairies.

The book is written in a simple and easy to read style. There were times I wished that the book was a little less simplistic, but it should make an easier read for younger readers.

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