I spent most of today reading this book. Finally, just a little while ago, I finished it. I was anxious about reading this book because I don't normally consume Christian fiction. So having to pick up something classified as 'Christian Fantasy' kind of threw me for a loop. Nevertheless, I think it was a really nice read.
"A forest of eternal autumn. Two sisters, on with a temper as fiery as summer's hottest day, another with a temperament calm and sweet as the first day of fall, and the magic song that would change their lives forever.
A girl with a wild spirit and a wonderful gift of song. A special horse that can fly without wings.
An intriguing romance between a mysterious healer with a notorious reputation for wooing young, unsuspecting girls and breaking their hearts, and the young lady who loved him enough to discover the dark curse he was under-a curse of revenge forbidding him to love anyone ever again - and to break it.
The Chronicles of the Mira tells the adventures of three girls, Autumn, Amanda, and Lily, and how they helped to restore peace between their two peoples, the mysterious Mira and their closest cousins, the Scintillates. Two noble people who never grow old, and, thanks to these three, whose loyalty and friendship to each other, once restored, will never grow old again."
The story has very strong themes of love, courage, and strength. It has a fairy-tale tone. The language is very much romantic and flows as you read it. I'm not a big fan of young adult fiction, but once in a while I'll pick up something. This was one of those times. I'm not always sure what I'll find in young adult books, but it's always a pleasant surprise so far. This book has a hopeful tone, it carries you to experience an uplifting optimism.
It's a story that is very much character driven. There are many characters and their interactions and dynamic relationships dictates the story line. If you are not a fan of these kinds of stories, and prefer more motive-based stories (like me), than this book might seem longer than you are actually experiencing it. Other than that, I would recommend this book to any individual who likes to read young adult books.
One of the best things about it is that it has a lot of themes to think about. Maybe you don't like the plot, or the characters, or how it unravels, or the sequence of events, but sometimes just having a pool of themes to think about is good enough to give it a read.