Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
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If Kit wants to remain a student at The Covington Academy, an elite equestrian school in England, Kit must ride. And the only horse Kit wants to ride is TK. Lady Covington, the school’s headmistress, just sent wild and unpredictable TK away, but Kit is determined to get her favorite horse back in Ride: The Search for TK by author Bobbi JG Weiss.
This third Ride novel includes some reminders about what’s been going on in the series. Still, it’s best to first read the two novels before this one to really care about Kit and the crew of characters at the academy.
Now, I’m not sure how interested I would’ve been in this book if I wasn’t already involved with the characters. The story isn’t boring but seems to lack focus to a degree. Some of the events and story elements feel a little sudden or random.
It’s also not my favorite thing when a new character is introduced toward the end, beginning a new subplot when the book is nearly over. Again, it feels sudden and random. I’ve not seen the television show this series is based on, but perhaps the novel’s flow is awkward partly because it’s covering events from more than one episode? And as I expected, the last chapter pretty much ends with a cliffhanger, like in the previous book.
With that said, though, I enjoyed this read since, yeah, I care about the characters. Overall, this is a fun and wholesome YA series, a nice mix of humor, quirkiness, and heavier stuff—but not too heavy. I’ll be on the lookout for Book Four.
Here’s my review of Book One, Ride: Kit Meets Covington.