Customer Reviews for

Ardinéa

Average Rating 4
( 15 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

Delightful little read!

There are two things you need to know about this book: 1) it is unashamedly Christian in it's content and convictions and 2) it is a fantasy romance -- and yes, they are VERY compatable. At the end of the book the author critiques her work honestly and says that it i...
There are two things you need to know about this book: 1) it is unashamedly Christian in it's content and convictions and 2) it is a fantasy romance -- and yes, they are VERY compatable. At the end of the book the author critiques her work honestly and says that it is very "romantic," which it is. It reads like a fairytale such as the type on which it is based -- it exemplifies the best aspects of human nature and rightfully focuses the praise on God. It portrays the characters relationships with God as opposed to their adherence to a religion. And then the author adds elves into the mix and things take an interesting turn! Anything more would be spoilers!!! The only major thing that I wish were different is this: the book is divided into sections. Each of these sections is easily a book in its own right with a complete beginning and ending to the story and one major cliffhanger. It would be nice if the author would expand each section into its own book and give more depth to some of the incidental characters. Overall, I enjoyed it!

posted by 4677642 on September 6, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Weird Christian-Fairy Fantasy, with Wooden Jesu on Crucifix Scolding Characters: LOL

The tapestry-like cover's nice. The book is 715 pages, which is about 675 pages too long. Fairies and humans are all cardboard characters spouting off about "Jesu" who "died for love of us sinners" and who often speaks to them directly. (Hey, didn't people who heard Jes...
The tapestry-like cover's nice. The book is 715 pages, which is about 675 pages too long. Fairies and humans are all cardboard characters spouting off about "Jesu" who "died for love of us sinners" and who often speaks to them directly. (Hey, didn't people who heard Jesu speaking to them get cloistered or burned as witches back in this pseudo-medieval period?) Plot slower than a 2-legged horse wounded in Fairy/Elfin Battle. The "loving" and extremely empathetic Jesu on the crucifix on the walls constantly scolds and berates characters whenever they express any real human emotions, like fear or doubt, reminding them of his "OWN SUFFERING FOR LOVE OF THEM" -- LOL. When did Jesu become such an arrogant, pompous, self-righteous martyr? Wooden dialogue, weirdly spelled hard to pronounce names, verbose descriptions of clothes hair faces herbs plants flowers horses even goats instead of character development, serious lack of necessary not stylistic commas especially in dialogue (learn your grammar, MiLady). Countless sub-plots without purpose except for flat characters to "confess themselves sinners" & "find Jesu". No sex or even kissing in this should-be-classified-as YA Romance, though women get "miraculously" preggers, despite no one's being named "Virgin Mary". Only hard-core Born-Agains won't LOL at this ludicrous waaay too looong tale, at the simpering characters (both Fae and human), at the hokey dialogue, & at the contrived "happily ever after" ending. Skimming's the only way to get through this monstrous book. Or by skipping dozens of chapters filled with endless multi-page monologues & insipid made-up ballads with lousy meter (which couldn't possibly be sung since they can't even be read aloud without your tongue's knotting up). And the dreadful formatting with its constant font-type & size changes! Makes your eyes verily spin. But, no, please, beg Jesu & all the fairies, leggo my arm, MiLord, or you'll force me to tell you what I really think ...

posted by LovesToReadBooks on September 1, 2011

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Excellent story!

    It got a little wordy in the middle, but overall an excellent book! Great story...fell in love with the characters...I'm glad to have it in my library, I'm sure I will pick it up and read it again!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Good

    It is not the best i have ever read, but I do think if you have a good imagination it will make for an entertaining read.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 5 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1