Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My Review of Beckon

Written by: Tom Pawlik
Published by: Tyndale

I sort of know someone who is a friend of Tom Pawlik, and that is part of the reason I chose to read this book, haha.

Beckon is a story of a strange underground world, the story of struggling souls… a dark and gruesome story that ends as a story of hope.

Who the book is for:

Those who like “horror” stories. Adults only, I’d suggest.

What I liked:

I was kept pretty interested the whole way through this book.

The ending of this story, which is filled with courage and hope.

What I didn’t like:

Parts of this book actually nauseated me. It was quite gross and violent at times.

My conclusion:

This book is quite different from the type of book that I am used to reading, and I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it at first… but I ended up kind of liking it.

I give Beckon 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My Review of Downfall

Written by: Terri Blackstock
Published by: Zondervan

I really enjoyed the other books in the Intervention series, so I was really excited to read Downfall… I was not disappointed!

The continuing story of Emily Covington and those who care about her. Emily has worked hard to turn her life around after being a drug addict, but trouble has found her again.

Who the book is for:

Any older teens or adults.

What I liked:

The story is great!

The characters are great!

Emotional and exciting!

I was interested in this book from start to finish.

What I didn’t like:

I just wish the book would have gone on and on longer, so I would have more to read!

My conclusion:

I read this book in two sittings. I would have read it in one, but I it was late and I had to give in to sleep. Terri Blackstock has totally become my favorite author, and the Intervention series are certainly my favorite books!

I give Downfall 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


My Review of Stand By Me

Written by: Neta Jackson
Published by: Thomas Nelson

I really liked Neta Jackson’s Trailblazer series when I was a kid, but I had never read any of her adult books before picking up Stand By Me.

This book focuses, mainly, on two women. An older woman, Avis, who is married and has three daughters, and a younger woman, Kat, who is a college student. Each of these women faces various family troubles, and finds help through the other.

Who the book is for:

Women.

What I liked:

Parts of the story were good, parts seemed like they could have been really good.

What I didn’t like:

This book was quite boring and kind of poorly written.

I didn’t feel like I could identify with either of the main characters, and they both actually got on my nerves. Both were kind of spoiled brats and quite snobby, and neither of them really changed from that throughout the book.

My conclusion:

I’ve found, if all her adult books are like this one, that Neta Jackson was much better at writing children’s books than she is at writing adult ones.

I give Stand By Me 3 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from BookSneeze. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Review of Nobody's Child

Written by: Austin Boyd
Published by: Zondervan

When I first read about Nobody’s Child it intrigued me, hoping to find the actual book equally intriguing I decided to read and review it.

This is the story of a girl who sells a part of her to keep her family’s farm. A woman who gives birth to a baby who is not really her own. A baby who is a part of three different people. It’s also a story of so much more than all of this.

Who the book is for:

Adults. Women especially.

What I liked:

The story was interesting.

Multiple characters kept me interested in each part of the book.

I like that the author was not afraid to deal with a difficult topic, and I feel he was very fair and right in his view on this subject.

What I didn’t like:

A few parts, about farm life, especially, were a tad boring.

My conclusion:

This is a really thought provoking book and I quite enjoyed it.

I give Nobody’s Child 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Zondervan. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.