Thursday, 12 March 2015

Review: The Glory

The Glory
Publication Date: March 5th 2015        
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
~A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review~

From the bestselling author of The One Dollar Horse trilogy, a sensational, stand-alone equestrian thriller about a gruelling 1,200 mile race, a girl on the run from the law and a boy on a mission to save a life.

A Girl on the Run from the Law

Alexandra Blakewood has everything any teenager could wish for, apart from the horse she'd love, but she won't stop getting into trouble. Sent to a US boot camp, she dreams of escaping. It seems impossible until she's told about a gruelling 1,200 mile horse race across the American West...

A Boy on a Mission to Save a Life

Will Greyton was the star student at his Tennessee high school until his father was laid off. Now Will works at a burger joint. When his dad falls ill, it seems things can't get any worse. An operation will save him, but there's no way to pay for it. Then Will hears about The Glory, a deadly endurance race with a $250,000 purse, open to any rider daring enough to attempt it...

If The Glory would have stuck more to the Race and the Equestrian side of the story, I would've liked it a lot more than I did. Unfortunately, that's probably the only side of the book I did like. From the sub-plots, third person narrative, no connection and somewhat unlikeable characters and a insta-lust and insta-love romance, you could say I have a few issues with the book.