Sunday, September 8, 2013

Fight for You: mother-daughter reviews


"Of all the things you fight for—your family, their freedom
and religion—of all those things, Keturah, don't forget to
fight for you. Fight for what you believe, fight for what you
want."

My Review: Fight for You has everything that makes a book work. Action. Suspense. Family and friends. Moonflowers. Forbidden kisses. A love triangle with one girl and two guys equally worthy of her.

I love how Moncur wrote Keturah's character. She is strong and smart, loyal and fearless. She is the lone girl in an army of 2000 boys whose parents vowed never to fight again, and these unseasoned warriors meet fierce foes on the field of battle. My favorite scene is at the end, the final battle, when Keturah is going all ninja girl on the enemy. She sees one man who has seen her before, not realizing she was in the opposing army. They were very capable of killing each other, but in that moment I knew neither of them wanted to. It was beautifully done. I know the story this was based on, and I think Moncur did a fantastic job of making the story fresh, and real, and giving it a modern spin.

My daughter Andi agreed to hijack the blog long enough to give us her thoughts on Fight for You, too. We read it together, and it was fun discussing the book, the characters, and the action. 

Andi's first book review! Isn't she the cutest thing ever?

Andi's Review: I really like this book. Keturah is so cool! Sometimes the battles got a little scary for me but that makes the book exciting. I'm glad I got to read it. My favorite character is Keturah. She's smart and nice. This book is great for girls like me because it's a good story. Keturah is a soldier but she is friends with everyone even when they act like they hate her and do mean things to her. She's always a good example and helps people too.

As a mom, I appreciate, above all, knowing that this book is clean and something I don't have to worry about my kids reading. Fight for You is now available, so check it out!




Keturah fought her way into the army, but now she's in Judea building fortifications, and the only thing she's fought so far is boredom. The work is hard, and the other soldiers don't think she can pull her weight. Her brothers are becoming strangers, and Zeke's jealousy is getting worse - because Keturah is falling in love with the wrong warrior.

But she's not about to let cruel pranks and hurt feelings keep her from doing what she knows to be right. She completes every order with faithfulness - a hasty retreat from the Lamanite army, a spy mission into the enemy stronghold, a midnight assassination. From burying the dead to whiling away hours on guard duty, Keturah will do whatever it takes to protect her religion, her freedom, her peace, and her family.

But in a camp of two thousand boys, the most important thing she has to protect is her heart.

Fight For You is the second novel in Misty Moncur's Stripling Warrior series. Fall in love with these romantic novels set against a vivid Book of Mormon backdrop.




Misty Moncur wanted to be Indiana Jones when she grew up. Instead, she became an author and has her adventures at home. In her jammies. With her imagination. And pens that she keeps running dry.

Misty lives in a marsh near a very salty lake in Utah with her husband and children, where they cuddle up in the evenings and read their Kindles. Well, she does anyway.

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