Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Review of Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy

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Synopsis: "A black colt is born into a band of wild mustangs and soon learns that life can often be difficult. Follow his story as he goes from a free spirit to being captured for profit, and find out how one man gains the trust and extreme loyalty of a very special horse."

My Review: When I was contacted about this book I was thrilled, if there is anything that suits my reading preferences it is horse books. I enjoyed following this little colt on his adventures from a young foal all the way up until he was a stallion. I would have liked a little more elaboration in parts, sometimes it seemed a little too short in the descriptions and it caused a little break in the flow of the story. I will also say that I found the black mustang to be rather mild mannered for being a wild horse, but in the end I understood that it was needed to bring the story together. This is a very enjoyable book for middle grader readers that love horses, I also like that this book is appealing to both the female and male readers.
My Rating: This book kind of reminded me of Black Beauty or Flicka but it wasn't quite up to the same level, it really lacked the emotional connection that those books gave. I think that with deciding if the book was going to be written from the horses point of view or narrated, and sticking with it would have helped in this aspect. I give this book a rating of Three Paws.
I received Meeting of the Mustangs from the author in exchange for an honest review.
To find out more about Cathy Kennedy's work please check out her Goodreads Page.
You can also obtain your own copy in print or digital format from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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