“The Reckless Oath We Made” by Bryn Greenwood was a unique book. It is unlike anything else I have read recently. The story centers around Zee, a twenty-something trying to find her way in this world. Her dad went to prison when she was a youth for murder in a bank robbery gone wrong leaving behind her mom, who never recovered, and her and her sister, who went on in survival mode because they functionally lost both of their parents.
The fragile balance that Zee had formed with her sister and her five-year-old nephew is thrown into complete disarray after her sister is kidnapped during a prison break, and the escapees take her sister, who volunteers at the prison, and another person hostage, and go into hiding. Despite the somewhat farfetched plot line, the big twist is that Zee has a real-life knight in shining armor that has declared himself to be her champion. Gentry, whose native language is Middle English, is autistic and really into chivalry, Camelot-style. He has a sword, a coat of armor, and voices in his head telling him to defend his lady at all costs.
While the novel was not really my cup of tea, I thought the creative storyline and interesting characters were endearing and even believable. Like I said, it was a very unique read.