I was given a copy of “Tent City” by the author, Kelly Van Hull, in exchange for an honest review. This is a book intended for young audiences and I think it does a great job for that age group. As a Christian I am always a little disappointed when the bad people are crazy religious fanatics, but I know it could happen. There isn’t a lot of mention of religion, it is just the background story of the General/pastor who has taken over the country. It is a good story about survival and friendships, with a love triangle thrown in. I think that this theme is becoming the overrunning love story of YA books, but it is done well. The main character is a teenage girl who can’t wait to get out on her own, only to figure out that home was great. I give this book 4 stars for it’s intended audience but I think that it might not appeal to all adults. I enjoyed it and hope there is more to come.
“A cruel wizard puts a curse on his apprentice, because she falls in love with another, and the wizard wanted her for himself. This sets into motion curses that will effect others through the centuries, and those involved will come to understand everything has its consequences. What you want may not end as you think, especially if you’re thinking more of yourself than others. I wasn’t drawn into the novel at first, but all this changed. Especially after Victor adopts the scarred little girl, Hope, and they devise a plan to save Victor’s estranged son from a curse, the story became riveting, and I couldn’t put it down. As in all good fairy stories, the lessons are unforgettable. Don’t give up on this one too soon. It turns into a beautiful, touching romance.”
I just finished reading “Rewrite Redemption” by J.H. Walker. It is a YA book about a girl who travels through time, without her control or consent. I loved the characters and the plot was interesting. My favorite character was Lex who happened to be a secondary one, but just loved her. I found myself quite amused in several places and got a more than a few good laughs. I recommend this book for ages 16 and up as there are some minor sexual references. I give this book a solid 5 stars for YA and 4 for adults. I will definitely be reading more from this author. This is her first book, I am impressed.
Throw yourself a party by Dave Duell is a book for everyone.
” How do you react when things don’t go your way?
What do you do when everything seems to go wrong?
In this insightful book, you will learn biblical principles for dealing with difficult situations. As you discover these living truths from God’s Word, you will be refreshed in your spirit and set on a new course of victory over life’s challenges.
Go ahead – throw yourself a party! ”
I have had the privilege of hearing Dave in person and his writing style is as easy as his speaking style. If you are in a hard place, this book is for you! If you’re not, read it and prepare!
Very encouraging, uplifting and inspirational! I give this book 5+ stars. Recommended for pre-teens and up.
You can find the book here. http://www.fmin.org/store/index.php?detail=65&site_id=6
The Changeling by Christopher Shields is the second book in the Weald Fae Journals. A fantasy/fairytale. I loved the first book, The Steward and this one is just as good. A book filled with Fae (fairies) and set in the mountains of Arkansas, it is every fairytale lover’s dream. Maggie O’Shea, the main character is a strong feminine character that will do anything to protect her family and friends from the evil fae. As the title states, there is a changeling in book two. Maggie desperately tries to save her little brother, Mitch, while the changeling takes his place in their lives. A great read! I give this book 5+ stars. My only disappointment is that the third book isn’t finished yet. Good for ages 13 and up.
I was given a copy of this book by the author, Graham M. Irwin, in exchange for an honest review. I am so glad that I got the chance to read this first book in the fantasy series and will continue on with the story! The author’s writing style ensnares you into the story and keeps things interesting. I think I may have an inkling of where this story is going and can’t wait to find out if I am on the right track. Slate Ahn is a likeable character and the interesting people he meets along the way got many a chuckle out of me. This book is great for all ages, a few “minor” swear words (mostly pirate talk). I give the book 5 stars.
“Chapter 29 Revisited: The amazing true story of what happens when a typical American housewife meets Jesus!” by Jean Coleman is a wonderful inspirational testimony of one woman’s birth into the kingdom. I enjoyed this book. Jean Coleman writes in a simple way that is easy to grasp and you can tell she is excited about her subject. She shares several moving stories from her own life, calling it the 29th book of Acts, then challenges to write our own 29th chapter. I give this book 5 stars. This book is appropriate for pre-teens on up.