Saturday, May 24, 2014

Book Review: Resistence by Jaye L. Knight

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Back Cover:
“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”

Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.

Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair and her twin brother live every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.

Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance.

The Positives:
Where do I begin? This book was AMAZING! I guess reading it in 6 hours is proof of that. ;-) I could hardly put this book down!
I fell in love with Jace at the very beginning. It started with action and pulled me right in. This book had FEELS. I  could relate to Kyrin and was so amazed at her bravery, but also her fear was also very real. I would have acted the same way in her situation. 
I was sometimes wanted to wrap Jace up in a big hug and tell him that Elom did love him! And I felt like I was best friends with Kyrin. 
I was thinking the whole way through, "When are Jace and Kyrin going to meet?" I could hardly stand the suspense. 
The ending left me hanging and I can't wait for the next book!

The Negatives:

This was an amazing book! The characters were so believable and I totally related with them. I highly recommend this book!

Available for purchase on Amazon May 20th!
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About the Author 

JAYE L. KNIGHT is a 25-year-old independent author with a passion for writing Christian fantasy and clean NA (New Adult) fiction. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God's love shines as a light to offer hope.

Jaye is a homeschool graduate and has been penning stories since the age of eight. She was previously published as Molly Evangeline. You can learn about her latest writing projects at

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  1. Great review, Mercy! Love your enthusiasm. :) I definitely felt the same way when I was proofreading the book as far as anticipating Jace and Kyrin's meeting... Kept eagerly awaiting that moment (and maybe sometimes looking ahead...)! ;)

    Thank you for being part of the tour!


  2. Thank you so much for this review, Mercy! (And for the endorsement inside the book!) I'm thrilled that you loved both Jace and Kyrin. I can't wait until you can read more of them in book two. :)