The Vampire Hunter’s Daughter, Part I by Jennifer Malone Wright
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
For fourteen years, Chloe has lived a sheltered existence. Her beloved mother has been her constant companion, providing her with whatever she needs. In school, she’s content to keep to the shadows and avoid bonding with others at all costs. Her way of life suits her. It’s the only one she’s ever known. Yet her entire life changes the night a group of vampires break into her home and murder her mother.
Salvation arrives in the form of an unruly group of vampire hunters intent on eliminating the threat to their existence. Watching from the sidelines, Chloe never once imagined just how much her world would come crashing down within the blink of an eye. Her mother was dead and she now had a grandfather to contend with. Knowledge of the supernatural plane that now exists around her is overwhelming and she finds herself floundering in a dark abyss as she tries to make sense of what’s been kept from her for so long. Read on »
H.E.A.R.T. Saga ~ The Children by Linna Drehmel
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ever since she was born, DraDonna has been different. She is an enigma, born with copper-colored hair that set her apart from the rest. While her parents and the previous Ambassador considered her unique, DraDonna always thought otherwise. Subjected to ridicule while growing up, she was always determined to show everyone that she was just like them. Sadly, people refused to be believe in her completely.
Despite the disappointments of her childhood, she did her best to fit in. A world built on perfection, she’s never had to question her existence. The HEART has provided for all her children and DraDonna’s loyalty to her beloved God has never wavered. Until now, that is. Read on »
Shadow on the Wall by Pavarti K. Tyler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For as long as he can remember, Recai Osman has been the keeper of secrets. Secrets that have bogged him down to the point that he’s wished for death in more ways than one. Throughout his entire life, he’s lost his loved ones and every remnant of his life. He’s clamored many times for release from the earthly realm he lives in, but Allah has other ideas. Recai is meant for many things and Allah’s will must be done.
Witnessing atrocities committed against him and his people, Recai has no other course of action but to come to the aid of those who need it. To do that, he’ll need to take matters into his own hands and rise from the dead. He’s failed to save those to close him in the past and he’s not sure if he can live up to the standards Allah has set before him. Yet part of him wonders if he can do just that. Read on »
He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Belief and faith in God are two things that guide many along the righteous path. The scriptures show us that anything is possible; we only need to believe. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. It’s hard, sometimes, to believe in something we can’t see, to place our trust in someone we’ve never truly met, but that’s what faith is about, isn’t it? To love God whole-heartedly and place our lives, our trust, and our beliefs within his hands.
Using aspects of his own life to show us what the grace of God has done for him, Max Lucado is able to broaden the reader’s understanding of what having faith in Him is like. He breaks things down so that anyone of any age can find significance with the passages he writes. Embedded throughout the book are lessons he’s learned along the way, lessons meant to enrich and fulfill the life he’s lead. With each stroke of the pen, he allows us to understand the sacrifice that our beloved God has made in order for us to life a fulfilling and righteous life. Read on »
The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People by William Todd Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Life for Bosley Coughlin has never been easy. He’s seen things that no one else has seen and has done things he’s not always proud of. Yet there’s something about him that sets him apart from everyone else. You see, he can travel through time. He’s never sure as to where he’ll end up whenever Time comes to claim him, but the things he experiences wherever he goes leave him scarred for life. Most especially since he’s repeatedly given glimpses of how the world will end soon enough. Mind you, it’s not pretty.
With every trip he takes, he becomes privy to the circumstances that lead to the Earth’s demise. Chaos and destruction now reign supreme. Cold, callous beings, shells of those formerly living, now walk the streets, eager to prey on unsuspecting souls. Falling into their hands guarantees a quick, merciless death, a certainty survivors now do their best to avoid. Read on »