Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Like Moonlight at Low Tide



This was a great read. I was quite surprised and happy at the way it ended. I thought it was going one way and it took me in a different direction, for which I am glad. Once I began to read it was hard to put the book down so I could get things done.

Melissa Keiser is 16 and she is returning to her hometown she grew up in and was made fun of. She dreads returning to face her tormentors again. When she returns, she is surprised by the good attention that she gets. Sh can't believe her luck has changed for the better.

This book definitely draws you in with the emotional power of her feelings. It is described very well so that you can know exactly What she is thinking and feeling.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

When high school junior Melissa Keiser returns to her hometown of Anna Maria Island, Florida, she has one goal: hide from the bullies who had convinced her she was the ugliest girl in school. But when she is caught sneaking into a neighbor's pool at night, everything changes. Something is different now that Melissa is sixteen, and the guys and popular girls who once made her life miserable have taken notice. When Melissa gets the chance to escape life in a house ruled by her mom's latest boyfriend, she must choose where her loyalties lie between a long-time crush, a new friend, and her surfer brother who makes it impossible to forget her roots. Just as Melissa seems to achieve everything she ever wanted, she loses a loved one to suicide. Melissa must not only grieve for her loss, she must find the truth about the three boys who loved her and discover that joy sometimes comes from the most unexpected place of all.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merlin's Shadow (The Merlin Spiral #2)



By Robert Treskillard
Published by Zondervan

I have read the first book in this series, and wanted to continue reading of Merlin's life. It did not disappoint me. I loved reading it through and will continue to find the other book(s) and read them as I find them and they come out.

The book continues to follow Merlin and his sister through their continuing life. She hating him, he trying to keep Arthur living so he can one day take over his fallen father's throne. This book definitely grabs you as you are reading and keeps your attention.

This book falls in many Genres in the book, so this is a great read for so many different kind of people who like different things. I would definitely read the first novel first though, so you can better understand what is going on in this second book.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description:

Betrayal.

After destroying the sinister Druid Stone and freeing his people from its dark control, Merlin finds himself a royal advisor without a king. Along with his friend Garth and Natalenya, his betrothed, Merlin treks north with the orphaned Arthur in hopes of keeping the young ruler safe from soldiers misled by their turncoat captain. Relentlessly pursued by his old nemesis Vortigern, Merlin and his band make for the fortress of Dintaga.

But dangers multiply when Merlin realizes that Vortigern is not his only enemy. Even his own sister appears bent on Merlin’s destruction. As the threat on all their lives increases, Merlin discovers their only hope is sailing to the lands of eternal darkness and once again cleansing the world from an ancient and powerful evil.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Merlin's Blade (The Merlin Spiral #1)



By Robert Treskillard
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.67 Stars

I first thought to pick this book, because pretty much everyone knows the name Merlin. So I thought this would be a great read, to see what this could be about him as a child, and not the most famous part of his life as an adult. I was not disappointed, it was very detailed writing and of course I really love the cover. This is a great book to choose to read, so please do so.

I will be looking forward to finding and reading the other books in the series: Merlin's Shadow & Merlin's Nightmare

Merlin is a half-blind boy (wounded in a wolf attack years ago). He has a lot of courage and tries to do the right thing. He offers up prayers when he is whipped. He has a friend name Garth, who has done a wrong thing in the beginning of the book, it is right after a fight they have with two other boys.

While he is in some woods with his friend they see two people, though Merlin can't really see much, they see a flash of light that comes from some kind of stone.

Merlin is attacked in his own home by a wolf (but there was more outside of the home), which his sister calls her friend. His sister, Ganieda, says the wolf was her friend and she was only protecting herself. Merlin is taken in as a bard by the king. We find that he possess a wisdom and courage that no one knew he had.



Info on the book's character's (mostly for my own information)

Merlin's real mom's name is: Gwevian
Merlin's step-mom's name is: Monda
Merlin's his half sister's name is: Ganieda
Merlin's his father's name is: Owain
Merlin's friend's name is: Garthqys
Merlin's crush name is: Natalenya

Natalenya brothers: Rondroc & Dyslan
Natalenya father: Tregeagle
Natalenya mother: Trevenna

Monda's father: Morganthu
Monda's brother: Anviv










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

When a meteorite crashes near a small village in fifth-century Britain, it brings with it a mysterious black stone that bewitches anyone who comes in contact with its glow---a power the druids hope to use to destroy King Uthur’s kingdom, as well as the new Christian faith. The only person who seems immune is a young, shy, half-blind swordsmith’s son named Merlin.

As his family, village, and even the young Arthur, are placed in danger, Merlin must face his fears and his blindness to take hold of the role God ordained for him. But when he is surrounded by adversaries, armed only by a sword he’s named Excalibur, how will he save the girl he cherishes and rid Britain of this deadly evil ... without losing his life?

Book includes location map and detailed character index.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nightmare City



By Andrew Klavan
Published by Thomas Nelson

I have been reading this all day today, I started last night (i got it yesterday afternoon), and had a hard time putting it down. This was a very well written book from Tom's perspective. He always has to get to the bottom of the truth no matter the cost.

It starts out he thinks he is dreaming about heaven, but he isn't sure, and wakes up to his cell phone ringing. The womans voice sounds weird and keeps breaking up till the call drops. Tom can't see or hear anyone in hos house or on his block and there is the fog that is rolling in with some kind of creatures in it. He needs to figure things out before something bad happens.

This book make you think of what could happen next. I was pleasantly surprised to find out how right I was.

It talks of what is happening now, but when it introduces a new character then it takes an Interlude to talk about that new person, before then continuing the story. It is a good way of explaining them without having to go to far in depth about them.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Tom Harding only wants the truth. But the truth is becoming more dangerous with every passing minute.

As a reporter for his high school newspaper, Tom Harding was tracking the best story of his life—when, suddenly, his life turned very, very weird. He woke up one morning to find his house empty . . . his street empty . . . his whole town empty . . . empty except for an eerie, creeping fog—and whatever creatures were slowly moving toward him through the fog.

Now Tom’s once-ordinary world has become something out of a horror movie. How did it happen? Is it real? Is he dreaming? Has there been a zombie apocalypse? Has he died and gone to hell?

Tom is a good reporter—he knows how to look for answers—but no one has ever covered a story like this before. With the fog closing in and the hungry creatures of the fog surrounding him, he has only a few hours to find out how he lost the world he knew. In this bizarre universe nothing is what it seems and everything—including Tom’s life—hangs in the balance.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Last Light (Restoration #1)



By Terri Blackstock
Published by Zondervan
(Restoration #1)

I didn't realize this would be the first of a series until i was done and looking up the book in Goodreads. So I will definitely be on the lookout for the next one in the series. This is a very nice read. Once I started, I didn't want to put it down. Very inspirational book about the all electricity going out everywhere and follows one family hopes and fears about what is happening. There is problems going on in their neighborhood because of the outage, there is helping hands. It makes you wonder what you would do if this actually happens, or at least it did to me.

At the beginning of the book Deni and her Father, Doug, get off a plane and then another plane crashes, and not long after that another plane crashes. All the electric has gone out and no one knows why. Cars, watches, cellphones, and even game-boys don't work. Even brand new things that haven't been used go out as soon as they are turned on. The book follows Deni and her family through their up and down and shows how God is always there for you no matter what.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

New York Times best-selling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what-if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts—and lights the way to restoration for a self-centered world.

The city of Birmingham, Alabama, is experiencing a massive blackout. Planes suddenly lose power and crash to the earth. Cars stall in the middle of the street and won't restart. Cell phones and the internet are dead. All communications are cut off. Is it a terrorist attack . . . or something far worse?

In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high-tech planet back to a time before electricity, the Branning family faces a choice. Hoard their possessions to survive—or trust God to provide as they share their resources and hearts with those around them? Yesterday's world is gone and now all they’ve got is family and community. Like never before, they must rely on each other.

Especially since someone close by is a killer.





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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dark Halo (Angel Eyes, #3)


Dark Halo Book #3 in the Angel Eyes series
By Shannon Dittemore
Published by Thomas Nelson

I read the first two in the series and was so happy that I was able to get a copy of the third book. In the beginning of the book it does give an update on what happened in the first two books. This book did not disappoint me. I absolutely loved the ending that it was given.

Jake was taken by the demon, Damian, in the previous book. Brielle is understandably upset over him being taken. Brielle stays close to the chest as she was asked and is finally given a hint of where Jake may be, which is also a part of the mystery. Brielle finds Jake and is taken with him by Damian and she meets Satan in the desert where he offers her his halo which will allow her to not have nightmares and to not see the Celestial.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

One halo brought sight to Brielle. Another offers sweet relief from what she sees.

Brielle can’t help but see the Celestial. Even without the halo, the invisible realm is everywhere she looks. It’s impossibly beautiful—and terrifying, especially now. Because a battle rages above Stratus, Oregon.

The Terrestrial Veil is ripping, and demons walk the streets past unseeing mortals. Dark, sticky fear drips from every face, and nightmares haunt Brielle’s sleep.

Worst of all, Jake is gone. The only boy she’s ever loved has been taken by the demon, Damien. When she receives instructions from the Throne Room leading her to Jake, she unknowingly walks into a diabolical and heartbreaking trap.

Now she’s stranded in a sulfurous desert with the Prince of Darkness himself, and he’s offering her another halo—a mirrored ring that will destroy her Celestial vision. All she has to do is wear it and she’ll see no more of the invisible world. No more fear. No more nightmares. No more demons. It’s a gift. And best of all: it comes with the promise of a future with Jake, something the Throne Room seems to be taking from her.

Will Brielle trade the beauty of the Celestial and the truth of the world around her just to feel ordinary again?

Once Upon a Prince (#1 Royal Wedding)



By Rachel Hauck
Published by Zondervan

Susanna is on the beach, hoping to hear a proposal from her military man that she has spent years waiting for. Instead, he says I found the right ring to give to my future fiance, but it is not her. "Right ring, wrong woman." In the just a few days, Susanna loses her fiance, and quits her job. She comes to realize he is right, they weren't meant to be, and she feels like a fool for waiting for so long for him.

This was a really interesting book. Especially for just when you just wanting to relax. I would recommend this book to all who like to read romance novels that are not graphic.












Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Once Upon a Prince, the first novel in the Royal Wedding series by bestselling author Rachel Hauck, treats you to a modern-day fairy tale.

Susanna Truitt never dreamed of a great romance or being treated like a princess---just to marry the man she has loved for twelve years. But life isn’t going according to plan. When her high-school-sweetheart-turned-Marine-officer breaks up instead of proposing, Susanna scrambles to rebuild her life.

The last thing Prince Nathaniel expects to find on his American holiday to St. Simon’s Island is the queen of his heart. A prince has duties, and his family’s tense political situation has chosen his bride for him. When Prince Nathaniel comes to Susanna’s aid under the fabled Lover’s Oak, he is blindsided by love.

Their lives are worlds apart. He’s a royal prince. She’s an ordinary girl. But everything changes when Susanna receives an invitation to Nathaniel’s coronation.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Biff and Becka's Stupendous Vacation


By Elaine Beachy
Published by WestBow Press

Me and my daughter loved reading this together. It was a great reading experience. There are awesome black and white pictures to go with the words every few pages or so. Very well written story. This teaches many lessons on life for the young ones to learn about while reading this story. Its not a long book so children will not likely get bored by it before the ending comes.

Biff is disappointed when the vacation plan at the beach is cancelled and the family must improvise with a vacation at home.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description Biff’s anticipated family vacation takes an unexpected turn. How will he deal with bitter disappointment? Is his summer ruined? Will he be humiliated by his friends? The author paints a picture of a godly home to give encouragement and guidance to parents who struggle and kids who hurt. Biff and Becka’s Stupendous Vacation helps your child know how to deal with disappointment. It also helps children relate to family and friends with honesty and respect.

Love's Complete A Russian Adoption Journey



By Teresa Hull
Published by WestBow Press

This is a cute book, with nicely illustrated pictures to go with the words, that form a poem. This is such a nice story to read to the little ones. It shows how parents who are adopting a Russian baby, and their long journey to do so. It is not a long story, but still nice to read.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

This lovely illustrated children’s book written in rhyme paints the journey adoptive families take in order to bring their Russian children home. Follow a couple on their journey and experience the joys and challenges they go through until their child is ultimately united with them.

When Mockingbirds Sing




By Billy Coffey
Published by Thomas Nelson

This is the first book by Billy Coffey, and I am very happy to have picked this one to read.

This is a great book. It draws you in from the beginning. It tells of young Leah who is very withdrawn. It has a chapter countdown to the town carnival which tells you the main event will happen there. Leah paints these awesome paintings that she says are songs from the Rainbow Man, who is someone only she can see. He is Magic. There are some sad parts to it but overall an awesome book written beautifully.

I would recommend this book to everyone who enjoys reading fiction novels.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

What marks the boundary between a miracle from God and the imagination of a child?

Leah is a child from Away, isolated from her peers because of her stutter. But then she begins painting scenes that are epic in scope, brilliant in detail, and suffused with rich, prophetic imagery. When the event foreshadowed in the first painting dramatically comes true, the town of Mattingly takes notice.

Leah attributes her ability to foretell the future to an invisible friend she calls the Rainbow Man. Some of the townsfolk are enchanted with her. Others fear her. But there is one thing they all agree on—there is no such thing as the Rainbow Man.

Her father, the town psychologist, is falling apart over his inability to heal his daughter . . . or fix his marriage. And the town minister is unraveled by the notion that a mere child with no formal training may be hearing from God more clearly than he does.

While the town bickers over what to do with this strange child, the content of Leah’s paintings grows darker. Still, Leah insists that the Rainbow Man’s heart is pure. But then a dramatic and tragic turn of events leaves the town reeling and places everyone’s lives in danger. Now the people of Mattingly face a single choice:

Will they cling to what they know . . . or embrace the things Leah believes in that cannot be seen?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Rock Harbor Search and Rescue


By Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson

It starts out: Emily wants her own search and rescue dog and must save up half of the discounted price. She is very happy and gets up close to her goal when disaster strikes. A very expensive necklace made by Mrs. Dancer goes missing while Emily and Olivia were watching her booth while she wasn't feeling good, and Mrs. Dancer noticed it immediately, even though it was replaced with one that looked pretty close to it, made by Emily. Emily's dad forced her to give the money to Mrs. Dancer because she was responsible to watch the booth, and her dad says she has a month for the necklace to turn up otherwise she cannot buy the puppy because she is not responsible enough.

Very good book. Interesting to read. I recommend every read this I believe everyone should like reading this book. Great author.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

In Rock Harbor Search and Rescue, a middle grade fiction novel based on Colleen Coble’s bestselling Rock Harbor series for adults, kids will enjoy the mixture of pets, adventure, suspense, and a mystery.

Emily O’Reilly is obsessed with all things Search and Rescue. She volunteers with the team and goes on rescue missions with her stepmom. She is even selling homemade jewelry to save up for her own Search and Rescue puppy. But when an expensive necklace is stolen from a renowned jewelry artist at Rock Harbor’s fall festival and Emily is accused of the crime, it looks like she’ll never get her puppy and be able to join the Rock Harbor Search and Rescue team.

Emily isn’t willing to give up on her Search and Rescue dreams that easily, and she sets out to find the real culprit and to restore her reputation. With a few suspects in mind, Emily is determined to uncover the truth, but she isn’t prepared for the secrets she and the Search and Rescue dogs sniff out in the process. This exciting mystery is filled with twists and turns that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and have them pining after a Search and Rescue puppy of their own!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Letters to Katie



By Kathleen Fuller
Published by Thomas Nelson

This is the third book in the Middlefield Family series. The first two are: Treasuring Emma, Faithful to Laura. I didn't know this when I decided to read it. It is a very well written story but I wish I had read the first two so I could understand this one better then I did. I did still enjoy it and would recommend to to those who like reading Amish, but I think you should read the first two before this one.

Katherine is in Love with Johnny who to her doesn't seem to return her feelings. She asks God to help her move on or for Johnny to love her, but it doesn't seem to help either. Issac shows interest in her and Johnny now must hope he isn't too late.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Everything changed between them the first time he called her Katie.

Katherine Yoder has loved Johnny Mullet since they were children, but he never actively returned her affections. Like so many things in their world, he assumes Katherine will always be there. Once his horse farm is a success, then he will court her in earnest.

For several weeks, Katherine has been plagued by severe headaches and dizziness. While resting at home, Johnny unexpectedly visits, but when dizziness strikes, she loses consciousness. She awakens hours later in a hospital bed, unable to remember how she got there.

Seeing Katherine injured and vulnerable stirs something in Johnny, and his guilt compels him to spend time with her while she heals. Soon his heart begins to stir with questions: Does she even remember why he'd come to her house that day?

As Katherine struggles to recall recent memories of Johnny, a surprise visitor arrives in her already unsteady world—a man named Isaac who claims they had been writing letters to each other, even considering marriage, before her illness.

With two men vying for her attention and her memory still elusive, Katherine has never felt so divided. The answer may lie behind a door she never considered opening.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Horse in the Wilderness


By Debbie Eckles
Published by WestBow Press


Really nice story. Starts off with Dub a little boy, who wants to ride a horse and takes one without asking or telling anyone early in the morning, and he falls off and the horse keeps going. Autumn is sad that her horse is now missing and continues to search for him, refusing to get another horse even when her brother Liam offers to help pay for one. A new music teacher is in town and plays good on the piano but not as good on the clarinet. There is a vandal who is continuously vandalizing the Johnson property.








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

A missing horse. A missing boy. A vandal with an unexplained grievance against a local farmer. A young woman who drives as though pursued by demons. An impulsive offer to help locate the missing horse draws Brent Travis unwillingly into the affairs of the Parker family. Are they the gracious, God-fearing Christians they appear to be, or are they the hypocrites of Brent’s past experience?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Rainbow Egg


Very cute short story for a child to read. Really heart warming. The drawings were almost childlike and will appeal to the younger children. It is mostly about love at the end. Any child will enjoy reading this, I know my daughter liked it and so did I.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Hope is a chicken who happens upon an egg. Looking for a place to help raise it, a guardian red bird leads her to a chicken house full of chicken families. There she finds challenges and fear ultimately leading to the most precious gift she could ever hope for. The Rainbow Egg is a beautifully illustrated, delightful fresh look at adoption as a loving gift.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Domination (C.H.A.O.S., #3)


This is a great series to read. This is the third novel in the series and it follows the storyline in deeper. The Thule has begun to invade the earth. Colt McAlister who was successfully injected with Thule blood is part of a Thule legend about a Betrayer, who can is believed to be one who will destroy their kind. He is being trained at the so he can help to defend mankind.

It starts off quite slow. It took me a while to try and read the first chapter, but when I did I was glad. Oz was expelled because of his father. Colt feels like a fraud when he does the part of the phantom flyer who was his grandfather Murdoch McAlister. He still has feelings for Lily and want ready to move on to a different girl. Though Miranda does make him speechless with her kiss, and he liked spending time with Stacy.

I like the ending but it leaves me wanting more books :) So hopefully will see this go into a new series.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Domination is book #3 in the C.H.A.O.S trilogy. Please note that certain plot points and characters might be a continuation from the prior books in the series.

Their goal is simple: total domination.

With six arms and jaws that can snap a man in two, the warmongering race of aliens known as the Thule has conquered every planet they’ve attacked.

And now their invasion of Earth has begun.

Humanity’s only hope springs from a mysterious Thule legend about a Betrayer, who they believe will rise up and destroy their people. The American government tried to manufacture their own Betrayer by injecting children with Thule blood but time after time the experiment failed . . . until Colt McAlister.

A decade later, Colt is a 16-year-old cadet at the CHAOS Military Academy where he’s training to defend mankind. But he’s afraid that the alien blood may be turning him into a Thule—and he’s beginning to suspect that fulfilling his role as the Betrayer may cost him everything.

Experience a cosmic battle filled with high-tech gear, gateways to other planets, and ultimate stakes. Not everyone will survive. But heroes will rise up and step into their destiny in this earth-shaking conclusion to the C.H.A.O.S trilogy.

Swipe (Swipe #1)


I read this after i read the second book. I hadn't known it was a second book till later on. You didn't need to read this book to get into the second book, but since I really liked the second I thought I would go back and read this one through. It is a great read, I love it, I am glad I went back to read it through.




Book Description:

Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?

Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, "Swipe" follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn't even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.

The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It's almost Logan Langly's 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn't been able to shake the feeling he's being watched. Not since his sister went to get her Mark five years ago . . . and never came back.

When Logan and his friends discover the truth behind the Mark, will they ever be able to go back to being normal teenagers? Find out in the first book of this exciting series that is "Left Behind" meets "Matched" for middle-grade readers.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Broken Wings (Angel Eyes, #2)


By Shannon Dittemore
Published by Thomas Nelson


Average Blogger Rating: 4.5



Awesome book, love the series so far. The ending leaves you in suspense for the next novel. I can't wait to read it. I could not put the book down, and the few times i did, it took a lot of effort to drag me away and during those times i was thinking of the story and how it may go in my mind.

This book continues the story about Brielle and Jake. In the books description it gives you a very straight forward idea of what the book will be about. I think everyone could enjoy this book, and wold recommend they try it out!








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Angels with wings of blade. Demons with renewed sight. And a girl who has never been more broken.

Brielle has begun to see the world as it really is, a place where angels intermingle with humans. But just when she thinks she’s got things under control, the life she’s pieced together begins to crumble.

Her boyfriend, Jake, is keeping something from her. Something important.

And her overprotective father has turned downright hostile toward Jake. Brielle fears she’ll have to choose between the man who’s always loved her and the one who’s captured her heart.

Then she unearths the truth about her mother’s death and the nightmare starts. Brielle begins seeing visions of mysterious and horrible things.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s been targeted. The Prince of Darkness himself has heard of the boy with healing in his hands and of the girl who saw through the Terrestrial veil. When he pulls the demon Damien from the fiery chasm and sends him back to Earth with new eyes, the stage is set for the ultimate battle of good versus evil.

Brielle has no choice. She must master the weapons she’s been given. She must fight.

But can she fly with broken wings?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fire Prophet - Son of Angels 2


By Jerel Law
Published by Thomas Nelson


Meanings
Nephilim = Half angels
Quarterlings = Quarter Angels
Elohim = God
This contains some small spoilers.

I read the first book in the series and was real glad to be able to review the second book as well.

This book continues on with the adventures of Jonah and Eliza who are quarter angels, they are joined by their younger brother Jeremiah this time (who is also a quarter angel). They and their parents must be hidden away, but at different locations to keep them safe, all the quarterlings are hidden away and taught how to use the gifts they have been given by Elohim. They will be needed to fight the battle between Good and Evil. The children are hidden away in a Convent and practice their skills in a library. The parents are able to keep in touch through the Angels. The parents are hidden in different locations all over the world. The Convent gets attacked after the location is reveled by a likely Nephilim, that wouldn't go into hiding.

Hope this intrigues you enough to get this awesome book. It is filled with adventure, excitement and action. I would recommend this book to all who believe in the power of prayer and those that don't as this may help to see the light. I think that this was an awesome book and many people will enjoy this








Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Fire Prophet is Book Two in the Son of Angels Series. Spirit Fighter began the Son of Angels series.

What if you could actually see angels and fallen angels engaging in battle—and you were expected to join the fight?

It’s been one year since Jonah Stone and his sister, Eliza, discovered that their mother is a nephilim, the product of a union between a human and a fallen angel, which makes them and their little brother, Jeremiah, quarterlings, or one-quarter angel. After embarking on an epic journey to rescue their mother and the other nephilim, who were kidnapped by fallen angels, the Stone kids have enjoyed a little peace and quiet.

But when Jonah and Eliza are attacked by fallen angels at school, they learn that quarterlings all over the world are being targeted, and separating them from their parents is the only way to keep them safe. The kids undergo special training to help them discover their own unique angelic gifts, which come in handy when they embark on a mission to find a mysterious prophet who they believe holds the key to Abaddon's defeat in a massive battle between good and evil.

Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, the Secret Series, and other middle grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. But the message is solidly scriptural in that God alone is always in control.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Secretly Smitten


Secretly Smitten
By Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt
Published by Thomas Nelson


These are the stories and their authors

Love Between the Lines by Colleen Coble
Make Me a Match by Kristin Billerbeck
Knit One, Love Two by Diann Hunt
Love Blooms by Denise Hunter


I didn't know this was a second in the series till i looked it up in amazon. You definately do not need to read the first to get into the second.

I love reading how different authors put different areas into the same book, but different stories. I love the name of the town "Smitten". It has great happy type ending that you would love to read.

Love Between the Lines by Colleen Coble
speaks of Tess who is in love with Ryan. She finds that the there is a connection between the dog tags and his place. She is able to easily convince him to allow her to go through his attic, he even offers to help. This is the most i will say here to get the interest up.










Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.








Book Description

Summer, fall, winter, spring—Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love . . . and mystery!

There’s a secret in Grandma Rose’s attic—a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the attic?

The mystery intrigues Rose’s three granddaughters—Tess, Clare, and Zoe—and they decide to investigate, though their mother, Anna, warns against meddling. But as the seasons turn and the mystery unravels, the three young women and their mother encounter some intriguing mystery men of their own. Has a sixty-year-old puzzle sparked something new for this close-knit family of women?

Join popular romance novelists—and real-life BFFs—Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter for four delightful intertwined tales of mystery and sweet intrigue.