Review: A Threat and a Promise by Angie Thompson

A Threat and a Promise by Angie Thompson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. I’m not a fantasy person. I’m a historical fiction/sometimes suspense person. But this is a historical fantasy book, and I loved it!

Let me tell you a little bit about these characters. Jaelyn and Loegan, the MC and her brother. I don’t think I have ever read another book with such beautiful sibling relationships. I absolutely adored it. So often, the only serious relationship that gets a lot of page time in books in the romance. Not this one. Jaelyn and Loegan’s relationship was so sweet, so full of real love and affection and devotion. I could go on and on about this. We need more books with great sibling relationships. And then let’s talk about Niklaus. Yes! I knew he was going to be interesting even from the very beginning. What a great guy – I loved how he had a slightly sketchy past (emphasis on slightly) to be questionable. And his relationship with Emmalie! Again, a sweet sibling relationship that was just adorable. Emmalie was such an angel, too! (I need to see what happens with her and Loegan … I’ve heard some rumors that there might be a book about them?) And then there’s Elrod and Sallas and Blenwyn … all such wonderful supporting characters. There was just so much love between all of the characters. And the romance? So gentle, so real, so slow, and completely clean. Very well done!

The plot. Wow. I never fail to be deeply impressed by fantasy authors had how creative they are. This story was full of twists and turns and action and suspense. There’s some fugitive action, some kidnapping, some spyish deals … there’s a lot here that made this such an engaging read. The pacing was really well done – there were moments of tenderness and deep conversations, but there was also suspense and action. And the writing! Very well edited and written with an easy-to-read yet descriptive style. So nice!

And last of all, the themes. The way Jaelyn lived out her faith in the Lord was beautiful, and some of the lines about God’s care and protection were just stunning. I would’ve preferred a bit more about Jesus specifically, but this book was Christian throughout.

All in all, this was a wonderful read. I love discovering new authors, and Angie Thompson is one to watch! I am so excited to dig into her other books. Give this one a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks so much to the author for a free copy in exchange for a review!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher/author. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

5 thoughts on “Review: A Threat and a Promise by Angie Thompson

  1. Pingback: Interview with Angie Thompson, Author of A Threat and a Promise | Vanessa Hall

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