TJ Burns — May 17, 2017
Knights of the Borrowed Dark is exciting, suspenseful, and entertaining! Full of mystery and intrigue. The story is both thrilling and entertaining. Particularly amusing is the contrast between Denizen’s thoughts and his words/actions.
Denizen’s personality, along with the mysterious atmosphere and the weird and unusual beings coming in from the other side, pulled me into the story immediately.
I liked Denizen’s character from the start. He’s been dealt a nasty deck — orphaned when he was two, sent to this dismal orphanage at the end of the world, with these uncaring adults as staff… But still, he is able to rise above it and convince himself he doesn’t need anybody (except maybe his best friend Simon).
Then his whole reality gets dashed to the side: He has family. And he has powers. And there’s this whole other world out there that is threatening the world he knows. And he can do something to protect the world he knows. He can become a Knight. Cool.
This was a great read! The writing is fantastic. The characters are diverse and interesting. Denizen’s thought process is tons of fun to follow, as well as his personal development. Unexpected twists and turns provide suspense and surprises!
I can totally recommend Knights of the Borrowed Dark!
I received a copy of this book from Random House Children’s Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Published August 16th 2016 by Random House Books for Young Readers.
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