Monday, March 28, 2016

The Pounamu Prophecy

Goodreads Summary:::
Since she watched her village burn to the ground, Mere's life has been anything but dull. Now as an older woman she has come to stay with Helene and James to finish writing her life story - a tale of injustice, revenge and reconciliation. But Helene and James have their own problems. After five years together, their marriage has become dull, predictable, boring ... and it starts to unravel. Weaving fiction with the traumatic history of the Ngati Whatua tribe of Auckland, The Pounamu Prophecy sweeps from the sultry heat of Australia to the verdant shores of New Zealand.

My Thoughts:::
I really enjoyed this book. It captivated me right away and I learned so much by reading it! I didn't have trouble at all with any words or meanings throughout this book. The author does a fantastic job of writing so whether you are familiar with New Zealand terms or not you know what is going on.
Mere was my favorite character. She really grew throughout the story and I was very impressed by her accomplishments. She was the glue that held the story together so to speak. She was the first character that pulled me in and she kept me captivated. Her heart was amazing even through the trials and tribulations she was put through time and again.

James and Helen were frustrating. Both seemed to put such little effort into their marriage and instead put their careers first and foremost. With that kind of attitude it is no wonder they were having problems. Their communication, or lack thereof, did not help their situation. I wanted to shake both of them and talk sense into them. I was admittedly kept on the edge of my seat wondering what would become of these two next. By the end I warmed up to both of them as well though.

Each one of the characters grew so much for the better which was very nice to see. I was more than pleased.
I had no idea of the severity of the trouble in New Zealand so long ago and feel for all the losses of life and land. It is nice when there are books that bring those points to life, and give a voice for those that cannot speak.
I definitely recommend this book. It has everything. I was held in suspense not knowing what would happen next!

Amazon Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars - 5 reviews
Goodreads Rating: 4.08 stars out of 13 ratings
My rating: Five Stars

Product Information:::
Publisher: Rhiza Press
Publication date: October 1, 2015
Language: English
Book length: 208 pages

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a BookCrash member in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.

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