Book Review: Girls Can't Be Knights by: Lee French

Publication Date: June 12, 2015

Origins:  From Publicist for Review

Synopsis: Portland has a ghost problem.

Sixteen-year-old Claire wants her father back. His death left her only memories and an empty locket. After six difficult years in foster care, her vocabulary no longer includes “hope” and “trust.”

Everything changes when Justin rides his magical horse into her path and takes her under his wing. Like the rest of the elite men who serve as Spirit Knights, he hunts restless ghosts that devour the living.

When an evil spirit threatens Claire’s life, she’ll need Justin’s help to survive. And how could she bear the Knights’ mark on her soul? Everybody knows Girls Can’t Be Knights.

Review: GIRLS CAN’T BE KNIGHTS features Claire, an orphan who only wishes she could have her dad back. When things start becoming weird, the Spirit Knight Justin rides to Claire’s rescue. When Justin realizes Claire bears the mark of the Knights, he knows something is wrong as there’s never been a female knight…as girls can’t be Knights. I liked the premise of GIRLS CAN’T BE KNIGHTS, but I felt it was missing something. With the title, it seemed as if Claire would find herself in a position where she would have to go through trials to prove her power and her place with the Knights. However, there wasn’t much character growth and the part about girls not being Knights was a small portion of the story. I saw a lot of potential in GIRLS CAN’T BE KNIGHTS, but it just fell a bit short of what I was looking for based on the description and title.

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