Sunday, April 17, 2016

Counted With The Stars Book Review

Counted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette is a Biblical fiction story told through the eyes of the main character named Kiya. It is set in the time of Egypt right before the Exodus of the Hebrews. Kiya is from a well to do Egyptian family and is sold by her father when he is suddenly bankrupt. It is her story of being a slave and then gaining her freedom, saving her brother through a Hebrew friend and then going with the Hebrews out of Egypt. She finds true love with the brother of her Hebrew friend and together they go through some hardships which pushs them closer together.

Overall I thought this book was okay. I really enjoyed the first several chapters of the story and felt drawn in, but as the story went into the plagues, I felt there was too much description of what was happening around the characters and not enough character building. I never really felt attached to Kiya and she is the main character. 

There were many places where, to me, the language the author chose to use was not suited to the time period. It felt too modern for my taste in an ancient Egypt setting. I also felt that overall the characters weren't deeply enough developed. I kept wanting to feel more connected to the characters and have less descriptive passages of what was going on around the characters.

I would say if you wanted a light, quick read that has some interesting elements this book would be enjoyable. For my personal taste in literature it falls very short of the deep characters I like to come to know as friends.  

***Disclaimer: I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.***

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