Book Review: Kiera by Kate Willis

Good afternoon, Arrowheads! Today’s book review is for indie Christian author Kate Willis’s first full-length novel, Kiera. I highly anticipated the release of this dystopian read, and it did not disappoint. Without further ado, let’s check out Kiera!


Yay, I finally read this book! Kate Willis is a very talented author, and her first full-length novel showcases her talents. I feel that she put her soul into this novel, making it a must-read. Here are some things I loved about Kiera:


Jade’s Characterization

Miss Willis did an excelling job depicting Jade, a two-year-old girl whom Kiera takes care of. Her baby talk and actions were spot-on of that of actual toddlers, and it was adorable!

Kiera and Destiny’s Friendship

Kiera and Destiny are BFFs with contagious energy. Their personalities shine when they are together, and they’re pretty entertaining.

The Relationship Arc

I won’t spoil who is in the relationship, but when you read the book and find out, the build-up is slow. However, be patient. When fully blossomed, this relationship will put a goofy smile on your face.


 Based on a little extra page at the end, I think there may be a sequel heading our way! 😉


Kiera’s Adaptation to Adulthood

I feel like Kiera adapts to adulthood pretty seamlessly compared to others her age in real life. Her mother seemed to have taught her well in the home beforehand though, so it wasn’t a huge deal. I would have loved to see her struggle a little more though.

One Distant Character

One character was distant emotionally for the longest time, and it made me question how genuine his friendship with Kiera was. Toward the end, he warms up though, so it may just be his personality.

Overall, I’m looking forward to see if we’ll get a sequel! 🙂


Rating: 4 out of 5.

Talk to Me, Arrowheads!

Have you read Kiera? What did you think of this unique dystopian novel?

Aim high, stay strong, and always hit your mark.

-Allyson 😀

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