Wednesday, 27 June 2018

A Premature Apocalypse
Author: Dan Sofer
ISBN: 0-9863932-6-6

Hi Everyone

Here we have it the final instalment of the Dry Bones Society, you can check out my reviews of the first two An Unexpected Afterlife and An Accidental Messiah  

I read the first two books in this trilogy and quickly fell in love this series.  Both books grabbed my attention as I became obsessed with the characters.  So when A Premature Apocalyspe  found its way onto my Kindle I once again entered the pages to see what had become of these characters.

Elijah has been my favourite character thoughout this series.  I don't exactly know why he grabbed my attention as most of the plot didn't centre around him.  But, this perhaps that is why I had to keep reading.  If I wanted to know what he was up to I had to keep reading in search.  I was pleased with his final outcome in this novel.  He was kept as the Elijah I expected which is something I really like in a novel.  I don't always want a twisted outcome in a character, so in this case I wasn't dissappointed.  

As I opened this book I found the politcal content a little distracting but only because I'm not a majorly politically influenced person.  But, I had to keep reading because I knew Dan Sofer wouln't dissapoint me in any way.  And right on!  By the end of the first quater I was turning the pages a quick as I could.  By half way I was totally taken by the thrill of the the plot.  This book has plenty of historical content entwined with biblical wonder as we journey into the world's end days with these characters.  It really got me thinking about a lot of things the movies have neglected to think about.  Im impressed!  I have to say I am totally impress with this series it has been well thought out and developed.  I recommend it to all.  


Description:

The final novel in the award-winning Dry Bones Society trilogy.
WORLD WAR III IS THE LEAST OF HIS PROBLEMS…
Everyone knows Moshe Karlin is the Messiah. Except for Moshe Karlin.
As he wields his newfound political power to fix Israeli society, natural disasters—and some very unnatural disasters—devastate the Holy Land and turn his plans to dust.
World War III inches nearer and the planet’s fate dangles by a thread. With time running out until the End of History, Moshe must overcome unimaginable obstacles and diabolic opponents to fulfill his destiny… and uncover the shocking truth of the long-awaited Redemption!
Elsewhere in Jerusalem, a lovesick suicide bomber gets a lucky break, a reformed criminal makes a devastating decision, and a broken prophet defies death one last time.

Also available:

- An Unexpected Afterlife: $0.99 instead of ($2.99) Link: http://smarturl.it/dbs1
- An Accidental Messiah: $1.99 instead of ($3.99) Link: http://smarturl.it/dbs2

This was available from: Amazon andBook depository


Happy reading

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Present over perfect

Present Over Perfect
Author: Shauna Niequist
ISBN: 9780310346715

Leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living



Hi Everyone

I was drawn to this book the minute I set my eyes on it.  I have no idea why, I wasn't in the head space to be picking up a book like this one, but I kept going back to it.  So, when a book does that why not buy it?  Its shouting out your name... right!?

I have no regret picking having purchased this.  No regrets at all, after all we can never have too many books :)

From the first page to the last I felt like I was having coffe with Shauna.  She spoke as a friend.  She write with realty.  At times I thought it was even me talking holding a conversation with Shauna rather than reading hers.  This book is one of the best books I have read on the topic of life, its fast pace, and the urning for some silence in our day.  I will read this again.  I am sure it will reamain on my bookcase for many years, and will leave its place in my home because it has become worn out.  That is how much I related to this lady's voice and writing.  I haven't met Shauna Niequist but I feel like she would connect to many women out there.  She loves to cook and she can do so at my place anytime she's passing.

For woman stuck in the perfect, fast paced world we call today, I think you will enjoy a coffee with this book.  Pick a copy up if you are ever blessed enough to come across one.


Description:

A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I've learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it's changing everything. Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I'll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth. Written in Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us. In these pages, you'll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.


This was available from: Book DepositoryAmazon and Fishpond


Happy reading

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Sink

Sink
Author: M E Rhines
ISBN: 978-1-63422-240-2


Hi Everyone

To start with... I love the cover!  To be honest with you it is what made me add it to my TBR list.   

Second, I couldn't resist that it's main character was Princess Mermaid Pauline.  

And third, it was classed as a 'Clean Teen Read', and I wasn't disappointed at all.

I haven't picked up a book like this one for years.  I have seen lots of changeling books and teen issue books but nothing like this one. I have to say that I am mildly impressed by the ability to write a book that will grab the interest of our innocent teens that don't want to read about the issues they face each day, but rather escape into a novel like this one.  Even though the plot was different from other teen reads that have come my way recently I would like to comment that the plot was far from weak.  I really enjoyed every page.

I enjoyed character in this book.  Normally there is one that will really get on my nerves, but not so in this one.  Even the horrid mother/queen actually had it place and suited it.  She wasn't too over done that I was able to handle her :)  As for the human, Eddie, I really liked him.  He has character in more ways than one.  I liked the best friend and the aunt.  Actually, if I really think about it, I would say that the 'top of the pecking order' sister is the one that did my head in.  I was pleased to see her be put in her place.  I can't say too much I will spoil it all for your young readers.

Now that I have given you a little insight into the first book in this series. there is "Swim' and "Splash' to follow.  I have to admit that I have just added "Swim' to my kindle.  I can't resist a read that takes me from this world into another and still has a bit of innocence to the reading.  


Description:

Obedience has always been a matter of survival for sixteen-year-old mermaid princess Pauline. Her mother is the tyrannical Queen Calypso, who rules the kingdom of Atargatis with an iron trident. To utter one word against her would mean banishment--or worse--so Pauline bites her tongue and minds her manners. But on the eve of her sister's merling-shower, all of that is about to change. Confronted with the truth about what happens to the human men who are betrothed to the mermaids of Atargatis, Pauline realizes she can stay silent no more.

Determined to end the queen's dark tradition, Pauline goes along on a search for shipwreck survivors, secretly planning to free them. But things get complicated when she finds herself inexplicably drawn to one of the men. Before she realizes what's happening, she has kissed him--and a kiss from a mermaid is not without consequences. Now Pauline will have to risk everything if she is to save the young man and thwart the queen's dark plans.
Taken from: Goodreads.com

This was available from: Amazon, and Book depository


Happy reading


Sink