Monday, June 27, 2011

Echoes of Savana by Lucina Moebuis REVIEW

A deadly virus...Is any place safe?
Every generation has their defining moments, events that change history and turn the course of lives. Forever will the children of that generation be defined  by those moments.
Savanna Taylor is a medical doctor in 2036, the same year terrorists release a series of plagues and viruses into the world. She is a nineteen year old Brain Trust whose tasks it is to find a cure for the disease and develop vaccines to prevent their further spread. The world is thrown in turmoil and Savanna needs to find a way to survive  with her sanity and family intact.  She needs to find a safe Haven for herself and for those she loves.
Can Savanna cope in a world in constant flux brought on by war and disease? Can she save the world and protect her loved ones or will she make the ultimate sacrifice? How will she be defined?

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When I first started this book I really liked it. Then it got weird for me at times...Because of the Indian spirituality. Savanna has the brains and the willpower to figure this disease out, and while at the building helping all the sick she gets attached to this one girl who is progressed in the disease. She than got attached to the young girls Aunt and Uncle. The Uncle begins to become like a second father to her; the reason why I say it got weird for me at times is because Savanna is with the young girl and the Aunt when the young dies. She races outside and the Uncle has her close her eyes to have each of the four winds help her emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. That got a bit weird for me. But other than that I enjoyed the book and it makes for good discussion. I loved that Savanna's character was so committed to her work and helping people. She put her heart and soul into her work. She put her patients and her work before herself. I also loved the fact that she didn't refer to her patients as patients. She actually got to know them and their names. Which is why she took it so much harder when a patient of hers died. She became emotionally involved with her patients in the sense that she built a friend to friend relationship with them. I loved that about her. It didn't give her that coldness that some doctors have because they won't become emotionally involved. 
It also was refreshing to read a book that was based in the future and didn't have to do with aliens or vampires or people that turn into some kind of vampire or something of that nature like so many books and movies out there. 
All in all, Echoes of Savanna is a good read. I would gladly recommend this book. I plan on reading this book again. It didn't make my top favorite reads of the year because it did get a little weird/odd for me at times. I would go into more about the book....but I would spoil that and what fun is that...?

                                                               I received this book for review from Media Guests
                                                         Thank you Cheryl for allowing me to partake in the blog tour:)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Trigger by Hon Hoh REVIEW

Three individual from three different continents find their lives merged in a single divine purpose: to win the last unreached people group on earth and usher in the Second Coming of Christ. They must succeed in order to fulfill the trigger for the return of the Lamb as declared in Matthew 24:14.
In their way stands the legion of demonic principalities intent on destroying the plan. Against the backdrop of unprecedented persecution and the onslaught of cataclysmic events, Pastor Josh must remain steadfast to carry out the priority revealed to him by God. He now realizes that no believer will escape the greatest tribulation in human history and that only the matchless return of the King can deliver mankind from evil's reign.
The climatic battle between God and Evil unfolds as Lucifer executes his definitive act of defiance: the global genocide of all Christians.With the sound of the trumpets reverberating throughout the heavens, what has been set in motion must now complete its course. Eternity and the fate of the earth are at stake.
There is no plan B.

From the very beginning this book was very captivating. Even the prologue. I love prologues in books. It's like an appetizer to the meal. I am very happy and blessed that the last few books I have read have been really good reads that I would gladly recommend. This was another one; but in a different sense. It was a joy read, but it also made me think but not in a boring way where it made my brain hurt. I could still enjoy the storyline and get very into the book.
I love that the author was able to write a book on a subject many people find heavy, difficult, and at time controversial and scary but kept it interesting, captivating, thrilling and suspenseful. I enjoyed the fact that he has people think of the rapture and second coming in a different light, a different view point.
Hon Hoh writes this storyline with the viewpoint that the rapture doesn't happen and that everyone goes through the tribulation. That all the Christians are fighting through the Tribulation until the Second Coming actually comes. I know quite a few Christians who do believe this. I personally do believe in the rapture. I do believe that Christians are going to get a taste of the tribulation. Perhaps a very good taste of the tribulation. A lot of Christians believe we are going through the beginnings of the Tribulation right now. And that is a big part why I enjoyed this book. Because reading this book really does make you think of all of this in a different light. It really does make you wonder, what if the Rapture doesn't happen? What if we do go through until the very end until the Second Coming happens?
For me, The Trigger reminds me in a way of This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti. Awesome man. Awesome author/pastor. Great book. The Trigger by Hon Hoh-Great book. It is on my list of favorite reads for this year. I can't wait for his next book. I have already recommended this book to my mother.

                                                                 I received this book for review from The B&B Media Group
                                                                 Thank you Audra for allowing me to be part of this blog tour