Friday, August 20, 2010

The King's Thane

Another book has come and gone. Beorn, a young, lame boy, is taken as a thane (please don't ask me what a thane is because I don't know but I think it is some sort of knight) by a foreigner, Bjarki, promising the king of that land that he would rid of a beast that was troubling the king. There is also a case where Bjarki has to rescue the king from an assassin sent by an old enemy. The book is placed during the conversion of England to Christendom. The boy has some obstacles to over come such as if his dream of becoming a thane would ever come true and what to think of this new God compared to the old ones. The story also retells the story of Beowulf (which I have never read but that was mentioned else where). A nice story with adventure and a coming to learn and follow the one true God and also how God has a plan for you that will truly make you happy.

The language in this book was a little tough but a lot easier than when I read the Prince and the Pauper. The adventures were told nicely and the way the priests talk about God and tried to convert the people was quite fascinating. The book would go along great if reading history during that time period but is also a good book just to read.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Love Inspired

The Love Inspired books have interesting stories that are entertaining yet not so in depth that it fries your brain. They are good for being light hearted yet keep you engaged and give you a light read when needed. The most recent one I've read is Firestorm. It's about a man trying to reconnect with his son and discover an arsonist who set a fire in a forest that killed two people in a hotel being built and a local man. The woman in the story has come back home to prove he father's innocence when suspicion of the arson falls on him who was also the local man who was found near the fire. They grow in love as they work together to discover who started the fire but have to overcome secrets that are hidden among them and pasts that haunt them.
It was entertaining and good, nice messages about faith and God, but sometimes I didn't follow how they got to one place to the next in their assumptions and deduction work. But how everything came together in the end made sense but it wasn't done too smoothly.

Check out some of these books sometime, they can be really fun and new ones come out every month. There are three types of books that are available which are suspense, historical, and one that just focus on the romance of the characters. I mostly enjoy the suspense because I like the action. I have said for a long time that I need someone almost dying to be entertained. But I have to admit, they're all good.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Berinfell Prophecies

The Berinfell Prophecies tells the story of seven elf lords of Allrya. In the Curse of the Spider King, the elf lords are taken from their birth home and hidden on a strange planet called earth. The enemy hide them there so as to destroy the elf's royal line and obey their master, the Spider King, who wanted them dead. Elves of their land has been searching for them for years but the rescue is a bit of a challenge because the lords are thirteen, think they are humans, have adopted families, and think 'how could the possibly be royalty of another world?'

In book two, Venom and Song, the lords return home to find their people hiding and in danger of being killed if ever found. Also, their is a prophecy saying they are going to kill the Spider King and free the elves. Not a lot to lay on a thirteen year old's shoulder, right? While learning to fight, they discover things about their past and that there is this ancient weapon called the Rainsong that they must find in order to win the coming war.

This book was good. I really enjoyed the characters and the two authors, Wayne Thomas Batson and Christopher Hopper, know how to put a story together. Each character had their own battle they had to face which brought great examples of forgiveness, sacrifice, trust, and acceptance of one's self. An example of how anger and hate is a destroyer was also in the book. The characters learn about how to trust God even in the most desperate circumstance and that no matter what, no matter what anyone has ever called or treated you as, he loves you (something all of us should remember).The book is meant for those 12 and up and is an excellent book for anyone looking for a decent story for a young adult.

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The book is a silver medalist for the Moonbeam Award in 2009 in the Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy/Sci Fi and is also nominated for the 2010 Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction.

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Friday, August 6, 2010


Welcome to Bookworm. I love books. I lover sharing books. I love to tell people about books. So here is a place to share the thing I like the most. I will post reviews and what not. Joining us is the worm Squirmy. You probably notice that it has a TY tag on it (something else I was really into when I was younger but the collection has toned back considerably over the last several years. A good thing). He will help tell about the books when I write a review (he'll do the pictures, I'll do the writing). Hope you join us for our first book which I hope to have up here in a few days. See you then!
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