Saturday, April 16, 2016

Review: The Goat Children by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek

The Goat Children


When Keziah de Forest’s grandmother, Oma, is diagnosed with dementia, the seventeen-year-old makes the decision to leave her family and move to New Winchester to care for Oma. However, the decision comes with burdens Keziah never expected. Each day becomes a greater weight and loving the woman she once cherished becomes a chore.

Resentful of her hardships in New Winchester and the family secrets buried in the attic, Keziah finds herself drawn to Oma’s ramblings about the Goat Children, a mythical warrior class who ride winged horses and locate people in need, while attempting to destroy evil in the world. Oma sees the Goat Children everywhere, and as Keziah reads the stories her grandmother wrote about them, she begins to question if they really exist.

5-Stars Review

I loved it so much. It made me cry a lot too but that wasn't author's fault. I just felt nostalgic, missing my grandmother even more than usual. Anyhow, about the book. It's brilliant, well-written, interesting characters, intriguing plot, and epic ending. I loved the ending. I won't give any spoilers but I'm happy that what I feared did not happen at the end. ;) lol I'm not sure how I would've been feeling if THAT had happened.
The Goat Children is a more serious book than what I'm used to reading from Jordan Elizabeth Mierek. I have to say it's no less interesting. I enjoyed reading it a lot and would recommend to all book lovers who enjoy reading YA novels.
Keziah is a teenager who moved to live with her grandmother (Oma). Her grandmother is suffering from dementia but doesn't want to move to a nursing home. So Keziah, who adores her Oma decides to live with her and take care of her. Her time with Oma is not easy. Oma has changed and sometimes Keziah doesn't know how to deal with it all. But she tries her best. To top it all of now she is even considering the existence of Goat Children as a possibility. Do they really exist? If so will she be invited to join them? There are a lot of questions that needs to be answered...
Once again, I loved this book and want to thank the author for providing a complimentary copy.