The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
4 Llamas

Review

Yes! I finally managed to get this book in my hands!!!!!! I have waited for this book, for MONTHS!!!!!! (No joke. This book was released in January 2019, and I JUST got it.) This book is a retelling of Mulan. WHICH IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

The book is Christian-friendly but it is NOT a kids book. There is mention of adult-ishy things, that ARE NOT inappropriate for a older girl to read, but that does not mean it’s kid-friendly. I suggest this book to girls 14 and up; I know that makes the book sound bad… but it’s NOT! It’s just not a kids book.

Obviously, this book is going to have violence in it, cause it is about the story of Mulan. There is war and mention of of swords going into…people… I ,personally, don’t mind reading about war (Star WARS!!!!) but some people may not want to read about blood and fighting, so here is your warning… THIS BOOK IS ABOUT WAR!!!!!!!

Over all, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!! LOVE. LOVE. LOVE! I am sooooooooo happy I read this book, and I think girls 14 and up would enjoy it to!!! Have a ‘Hat-tastic’ day!!!!!!!! – The Young Llama Reader.

Pros

  • MULAN!!!!!!!
  • Great book for older girls

Cons

  • Not a kid-friendly book
  • Violence and war…

She knows women are expected to marry, cook, and have children, not go to war. Can she manage to stay alive, save her mother, and keep the handsome son of a duke from discovering her secret?

When Mulan takes her father’s place in battle against the besieging Teutonic Knights, she realizes she has been preparing for this journey her whole life—and that her life, and her mother’s, depends on her success. As the adopted daughter of poor parents, Mulan has little power in the world. If she can’t prove herself on the battlefield, she could face death—or, perhaps worse, marriage to the village butcher.

Disguised as a young man, Mulan meets the German duke’s son, Wolfgang, who is determined to save his people even if it means fighting against his own brother. Wolfgang is exasperated by the new soldier who seems to be one step away from disaster at all times—or showing him up in embarrassing ways.

From rivals to reluctant friends, Mulan and Wolfgang begin to share secrets. But war is an uncertain time and dreams can die as quickly as they are born. When Mulan receives word of danger back home, she must make the ultimate choice. Can she be the son her bitter father never had? Or will she become the strong young woman she was created to be?

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