Independence Realm | Review

Title: Independence Realm 
Author: Kevin J. Bernadt
Pages: 278 pages
Version: Paperback (ARC)
Publisher: Independence Realm Publishing
Rating: ★★


This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Kevin J. Bernadt.

Independence Realm tells the story of three teenagers, Allets, Ryan and Maria, who end up in another realm, Independence Realm, by accident. The three friends were enjoying their summer break until all of a sudden there was a storm and that storm led them to Independence Realm. Arrived in Independence Realm they soon figure out that they are destined to save Independence Realm from the king and queen, but will they be able to succeed?

Independence Realm was such a slow read, but at the same time a fast read. Everything that happened to the characters went by so fast and they could handle everything so easily. Everything was never a real effort for the characters and that made the book go fast. But it was also a slow read because I didn’t really get into the book. It wasn’t that interesting and kind of boring. Don’t get me wrong, I really like the concept, but I think that the story is just not that well written.

The characters of Independence Realm are so obvious and stereotypical. The characters are also not in-depth, they are shallow and they easily accept that they have to save Independence Realm and they easily talk to strangers. Independence Realm is also full of slang which annoyed me.

I guess you can say that this is Kevin J. Bernadt’s first novel because it’s not that well written and the story needs some depth. I wish I liked this story because the concept sounds really interesting!