Reviewed by Melanie on July 3, 2017
I’m a horse person. Since I was young, I’d pick up anything that seemed remotely horse related and would tear through it. I was overjoyed when I was approved for Faults, even though I took my time starting it.
The story follows Austen, a very reliable equestrian, and Rand. Rand, like all boys in this kind of book, has been in trouble and has been sent to The Island to stay with his uncle.
Rand and Austen meet by coincidence and their heart warming story begins. I enjoyed the pace of the book. It was easy to be pulled in, but light enough that I felt okay when I needed to set it aside to do other things. I haven’t read any of the other books in the series, but felt like the characters were well established, and easy not only to relate to, but understand.
Austen is a genuinely good person. Her character has a lot of dimension and her selflessness makes her easy to like. Rand is equally interesting. Even though he’s been in trouble, it is easy to feel like he’s been given a raw deal because deep down, he really cares about those around him as much as Austen does.
While the book is a bit predictable, it’s an enjoyable and quick read.