Monday, August 07, 2006

Sword Play by Linda Joy Singleton

This book is about Sabine Rose returning to her hometown to reunite with her family, that shunned her when she was blamed for the death of a football player named Kip. So now she is returning hoem to the town of San Jose leaving behind the new life she has grown to love, and bringing with her a quest given to her by the spirit of Kip telling her to "help her." So now she is back in the world that once shunned her, reuniting with people who always cared about her, her old fencing team and fencing teacher for one. She is not happy being back home again, but seeing those who once were close to her brightens the prospect of being home again. Although there are a few dark clouds that present themselves on her return, findingthe person Kip wants her to help, seeing her ex-best friend, her father constantly disappearing,her grandmother's illness she is not able to monitor anymore, and of course the fact that someone is trying to hurt her, Sabine is back home again and she's determine to try and be happy about being back in San Jose.

"Sword Play" was a good book. Although it was a sequal in a series, if you chose to read it without reading any of the other books before it in the series you wouldn't be lost wondering what the characters were talking about. Everything that might have raised a what are you talking about question was fully explained so the reader wasn't left confused. Throughout the book Sabine is trying to help Kip help someone else, but also they include a goal Sabine pursues throughout the series; finding a way to help her grandmother keep her memory. Although it isn't the best seer type of book I've read, it still did a good job of showing you the life of someone with a power to see things from the past, future and dead people's spirits making it an enjoyable book to read.

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 6
Reviewer Age: 14
Reviewer City, State and Country: Tucson, Arizona U.S.A.

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