Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Sword and Verse was one of the 2016 releases that I was highly anticipating. I’m going to tell you straight up that while reading Sword and Verse I debated DNFing the book about 1/4 in. I will try my best to explain to you why I wanted to, but at the same time I’m going to try and explain why I’m glad I pushed myself to keep reading. The main character, Raisa, was quite infuriating. And when I say quite… It’s putting it mildly. She kept making these stupid idiotic decisions again and again and AGAIN (even though she knew -and told the reader repeatedly- that she shouldn’t). I could not connect with her whatsoever and I think that largely had to with the depth her character seemed to…

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