Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Book Review: Curio by Denmark


This book was interesting. It depicted two creative worlds. One that is ruled by evil magical overlords called chemists and another that exists in a curio cabinet. The Curio world is filled with wind up and porcelain dolls that are alive. It was inventive and curious for one's mind exploration. And though I love the striking cover of this book; you cannot judge a book by its cover. This was not my favorite for several reasons:

1- It was listed as a book from Zondervan which is a Christian book publisher. I did not see anything Christian about this book. This fact bothers me, like it is deceptive to the reader or something. I would much rather see it published under a non Christian label. I mean what is the point of distinguishing between Christian and non Christian if this guideline is not followed.

2- This book was listed as a teen fiction book. I would not be comfortable with my teen reading this book for all of the descriptive scenes of intimacy, though not sex, there was way too much kissing and touching guiding the mind into sensuality for a YA book. I found more in this book than other non Christian books that I enjoy with my daughter. This is sad that it was included while not necessary.

3- The book did not flow well. It was not pleasurable to read. I think it was because of the switching between the two worlds too often and trying to describe two unknown worlds to the reader. It was exhausting to keep up with especially because the descriptions did not flow with ease. It was too choppy.

I appreciate the author's imagination. I however cannot, in clear conscious, recommend this book to my readers. When you browse a Christian book section you should be able to trust its appropriateness for your children. This book really opened my eyes to this failure here.

I received a copy of this book free of charge from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.

You can get a copy of this book at Amazon.com here.

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