Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis

Fairly Certain by Deborah Ann Davis
Publisher: D&D Universe, LLC
Genre: Young Adult/Middle Grade, Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Historical
Length: Full Length
Age Recommendation: 14+
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 Stars
Review by: Astilbe

What happens when a Computer Geek challenges a Medieval Outlaw?
Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, and awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow… and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

Imagine waking up with a serious injury in the middle of the woods. Surviving that kind of experience definitely isn’t easy, but Petir is determined to make it. Can he do it?

Petir’s self-deprecating approach to all of the bizarre things that were happening to him was unexpected but greatly appreciated. To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure what I thought of him at first. His biggest flaws happened to be things that I find irritating, but his fantastic sense of humor helped me warm up to him much more quickly than I might have otherwise. There is definitely something to be said for using well-placed jokes to show off the protagonist’s strengths!

A great deal of time was spent subtly exploring the personality of one of the secondary characters only for this individual to begin doing things that I never would have expected from them based on their previous actions. I would have liked to see more time spent explaining why this person’s behavior shifted so rapidly as I really did enjoy this character before I became so confused.

The romantic subplot was well done. Both of the characters involved in it had strong chemistry with each other. More importantly, they shared so many interests and hobbies in common that I could also easily see them being lifelong friends. That’s something that matters a lot to me when I’m reading a book with this sort of storyline.

I’d recommend Fairly Certain to anyone in the mood for something lighthearted.

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