5/16/17

The Goat Children - Jordan Elizabeth


5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
When Keziah’s grandmother, Oma, is diagnosed with dementia, Keziah faces two choices: leave her family and move to New Winchester to care for Oma, or stay in New York City and allow her grandmother to live in a nursing home miles away.

The dementia causes Oma to be rude and paranoid, nothing like the woman Keziah remembers. Each day becomes a greater weight and love a harsher burden. Keziah must keep Oma from wandering off or falling, and try to convince her grandmother to see a doctor as her eyesight and hearing fail, but Oma refuses to believe anything is wrong. Resentful of her hardships in New Winchester, Keziah finds herself drawn to Oma’s ramblings about the Goat Children, a mythical warrior class. These fighters ride winged horses, locating people in need, while attempting to destroy evil in the world. Oma sees the Goat Children everywhere, and as Keziah reads the stories Oma wrote about them, she begins to question if they really exist.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, writes down her nightmares in order to live her dreams. When she’s not creating art or searching for lost history in the woods, she’s updating her blog. Jordan roams Central New York, but she loves to travel.
Check out her website - HERE





MY THOUGHTS -
I am really enjoying this author's books! So far we are 3 for 3!  There is no way I can give this less than 5 Stars. I have to warn you though - this is a bit sad. It's the content - dementia. It's a hard thing to talk about, even harder if you are the one having to deal with it.

 I got very attached to these characters especially Keziah. I just loved Keziah! Honestly I felt really bad for her. She was put in a very difficult situation (even though she did volunteer for it) - having to go live with her grandmother "Oma" who has dementia to take care of her so she won't have to go into a nursing home. There is NO WAY I would ask my teen daughter to do this! I kept telling myself "This is only a book" but you know - this probably does happen! She was such a selfless person. She gave up so much for her grandmother. Another review called her a brat! - I did not see her this way at all! Yes, she did complain, but she had reason to complain! Come-on! She was 17 without a life, having to care for someone with dementia - who wouldn't complain! I thought she was a wonderful kid and did a great job under the circumstances.

There were little tiny pieces of magical realism. Tiny enough that it left you wondering "Is this real, or is just her imagination?", but also enough to keep you wondering "Hmmmm could this be happening to her?".

The ending - OMG!!! Wow, yes it is a wow ending. I just bawled! LOL but then I am a sap when it comes to books. I love sad books though. But the ending isn't really sad - just... wow!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Jordan Elizabeth  -  Thank You!   

*** On Friday I will be doing an interview with Jordan which will include a giveaway!
One of the entries will include commenting on one of these 3 reviews - so start now!
Come back on Friday and check it out! 



Order your copy from Amazon - HERE 

See my other reviews here -
Victorian  
Escape From Witchwood Hollow

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