Thursday, August 28, 2014
Back Cover: A game of hide-and-seek takes Maddy Nicholaivitch to Marus, where she is taken in by a beautiful princess who has just married the conquering king. After overhearing the secret plans of the king's most trusted advisor, Maddy must decide if her loyalty to the princess is worth the price of her life. Based on the biblical story of Esther, "Annison's Risk" takes readers on a journey with a queen who is willing to risk her life in order to save her people. Any fan of Tolkien will appreciate this fantasy story, and with a new cover and interior graphics, it's better than ever!
One of my favorite series, Passages, brings the Bible to life in a new perspective. In a world called Marus, kids from Odyssey are doing daily activities when they are suddenly transported into another land, with a story similar to our own. Maddy is one of these kids. As Maddy is helping Annison, Marus' new queen, she thinks she is in a fairy tale. But as things become dangerously complicated, she is soon involved in bringing information to the queen that could change the world. Maddy must decide if she will continue to have a child's mind and play games, or a mature perspective to save Marus.
I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Back Cover: Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX, straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators.
“As a rule, we don’t endorse books or movies or anything regarding the command where I work—and Adam Brown worked—but as the author writes in Fearless, ‘you have to know the rules, so you know when to bend or break them.’ This is one of those times. Read this book. Period. It succeeds where all the others have failed.” --Anonymous SEAL Team SIX Operator
When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hind Kush Mountains of Afghanistan—but he was ready. In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, “I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.”
Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination were fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses, including drug addiction, and persevered to reach the top tier of the U.S. military. In a deeply personal and absorbing chronicle, Fearless reveals a glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood, and presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior whose final act of bravery led to the ultimate sacrifice.
Adam Brown was a devoted man who was an unlikely hero but a true warrior, described by all who knew him as…fearless.
I cannot describe what a good book this is! I have been scrolling through lists of books to read/review and after a while I started to look into Fearless. It was amazing. Adam Brown's story is one that shows that even if you mess up, when you start anew with Christ, anything can happen. Eric Blehm did an amazing job writing this story from the many interviews of people who knew him. I felt like I knew Adam, as well as get to know his family and friends. I don't think I've ever been touched by a book as much as this. As I was reading how Adam died for our country, I couldn't stop crying. It's amazing how much others sacrifice theirselves for us, for our freedom.
Thank you all who serve our country!
I would definitely suggest this book!
I received this book free from Blogging For Books for and honest review.
I would rate this book 10 out of 10 stars.
Sunday, August 3, 2014
Back Cover: Watch out! The Timberline twins are on the loose. Bryce and Ashley are ATV-riding tweens from Colorado who unearth action-packed mystery and adventure wherever they go. From clearing the name of a local miscreant to thwarting a gold-stealing heist, the twins' growing faith and the strong example of their parents guide them through even the most life-threatening situations. With the trademark page-turner style used by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry in the Left Behind: The Kids series, these fast-paced books will keep even reluctant readers on the edge of their seats. Readers will definitely get hooked by the unbelievable cliff-hanger at the end of book one, "Haunted Waters." Perfect for ages 8-12.
A great mystery for tween readers as it is full of suspense, and keeps you guessing on every page. The two twins find themselves in a midst of a puzzling mystery wherever they turn, and though they are still getting used to their new stepfather and his daughter, a week with their younger brother and stepfather brings them all together as things become dangerous and threats are all around.
I definitely enjoyed this series, especially a few years back as a "tween". :) These two authors together they write some of the best books ever, and I definitely suggest you read some of their writing.
Overall I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars