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This review is from: Loving Spirit (Kindle Edition)
I'm going with a 2 star rating as 'OK.' Because that's what this book was, just ok. There are bits of it I loved. And it's certainly got a good emotional depth with Ellie, I did really feel for her, and for Spirit. The connection between the two is good to read, and an emotional journey.
But. This book has a couple of big, big issues for me that I really didn't like, or understand the point of. Both issues made me very uneasy, and just about ruined the book overall for me. One involves a relationship that has no place taking part (and why there was a need for it at all, I've no idea). The other involes a question of abuse. Something I can't abide, and the lack of understanding, or explicit acknowledgment of it from the main characters, was frustrating, and something I personally believe should have been there.
The story itself is well written, and the characters engaging, even if the story isn't anything particularly original. But I'm not sure I can see myself continuing the series. And it's certainly not a book for younger readers, no matter how pony mad, because of the difficult and mature issues involved at places. I honestly believe that without the two big plot lines, which the book would have certainly survived without, this would have been a truely excellent read.