Book Review: Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon
I am definitely not the target audience for this book( I am not a teenage girl, I do not have a passion for horses even though as a teen we had 3 horses), but when I came across the blog Because I Tried It, and Casie, the blogger was asking for some people to help with reviews, I decided to give it a go.
Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon is a novel about a 17 year old girl named Tea(pronounced Tay-a) who is involved in the horse circuit. She has a very intense love of riding, until one day, she loses it all due to a horrific event. The book’s description on Amazon.com says this: “Last year, I had it all. Two jumpers on the show circuit, a lot of wins, and a lot of attention – the good kind. But now I have nothing. My life is circling the drain. The only spark of light that exists for me is my new, forbidden passion. If my stepfather finds out, he will kill me. My twin brother, my only blood relative in the world, has already begged me not to. But I can’t help myself. If it can’t be horses, it has to be this.”
I am pretty sure that the entire reason I chose to review this book was based solely upon two things: 1, I HAD to find out just what her passion HAS to be if not horses. And 2, Blaze of Glory is an excellent Bon Jovi song.
Anyhow, M. Garzon is a new-to-me author, and I have to tell you, she seriously brings every single character to life. She is a powerful and descriptive writer, allowing you to be fully immersed in the characters and their lives. I love an author who really becomes their character, and makes them 100% believable.
Blaze of Glory is an easy read and it keeps you so intrigued that you just can’t put it down. The book is more than just horses(although I love how the horses are so well written and portrayed- each has their own personality just as they do in real life.) its also about a young girl struggling with temptation, about love and romance, and relationships.
I definitely would give this book 5 stars- at first I had my doubts- but it really turned out to be an amazing read. I definitely recommend buying this book, downloading to your eReader, or checking it out from your local library.
*I received this book for free and was in no way compensated for this review. These are solely my thoughts and opinions bases on the book.*