Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Children Of Angels by Kathryn Dahlstrom ~ Litfuse Blog Tour with review

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Winepress Publishing (February 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606152165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606152164

About the book:

Not my iPod!” Jeremy Lapoint’s day plunges to record lows when Sid Lundahl and his crew stomp the only nice thing he owns-and Jeremy gets in trouble for fighting. With Dad in prison and Mom struggling to scrape by, Jeremy’s life seems hopeless.

Until he has this urge to … fly.

One leap and Jeremy soars through the air. With this and his other new-found powers, life is suddenly amazing, wonderful. Until a real-live demon chases him through the school hallways, terrifying him and making him a freak to his schoolmates. He’s the only one who can see the monster. Jeremy wonders if the flying thing’s worth it.

But during the chase, Asiel, Jeremy’s guardian angel, wields his sword and battles off the demon. Later Asiel explains that Jeremy’s a Nephilim: half human and half angel. Jeremy’s shocked. His quest to uncover how he got like this sends him to the Higher Humanity Institute where he meets other Nephilim like him along with a slew of enemies-both human and … not.

In the midst of his strange and dangerous struggles, Jeremy also receives the peace and love he’s always longed for but never knew. When called to lead an angelic battle for the truth, will Jeremy cling to the One who can win the war or let his old doubts and fears overtake him?

Fun, danger, friendship, mystery, and faith-along with awesome angels and demons-fill the pages of this exciting book. A must-read for kids (and grownups) craving adventure with a life-changing message.

My take on this book:

I have long been fascinated with studying the Nephilim so I was totally excited to read this book. While it is geared toward teens I think young and old alike are going to enjoy this series.

 "Children Of Angels" revolves around Jeremy Lapoint, who is dealing with some major issues in his young life. He is being bullied at his middle school, the kids know that his father is a convicted felon and so they pick on him. He isn't sure what he is going to do, but something happens and he realizes he has powers he could never have imagined. There is only one drawback to these new powers, there is a monster in his school hallway one that only he can see. When Jeremy's guardian angel appears and tells him what he is. He finds himself learning about a whole different world.

This series has limitless possibilities! I love that this book is centered around something from the Bible. I think the fantasy feel of the story along with the good verses evil is something that will draw young readers in. Jeremy is a character that many will relate to since bullying is such a hot button topic in today's society.  The choices that Jeremy had to make were also very realistic, whether to stand up to the bullies or allow them to continue. Overall a great story with an interesting plot and characters that continue to grow and change as the story progresses. I have long been fascinated with studying the Nephilim, and it is great to see YA book that is geared around this them. I am looking forward to the next book in the series to see how the characters continue to develop. While it is geared toward teens I think young and old alike are going to enjoy this series.

About the author:

When Kathryn Dahlstrom’s husband was transferred to Los Angeles, she traded Minnesota’s black-bear country for the inner-city and taught children at a Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club in Watts. She also began her writing career. In addition to writing six titles in the Good News Club children’s fiction series published by Child Evangelism Fellowship Press, the author is also a screenwriter and film producer.
Currently, she and her husband, Tim, live on wooded acreage north of Minneapolis/St. Paul where they care for her mother. They also have an adult daughter, Kristina.
Find out more about Kathryn at http://www.kathryndahlstrom.com.

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