Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Review: The Last Kings of Sark: A Novel


The Last Kings of Sark: A Novel
The Last Kings of Sark: A Novel by Rosa Rankin-Gee

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



I won this book in a Goodreads.com giveaway.

The book started well and had a good story line. It got fuzzy in the second part and what would have made this book so interesting was lost on the ferry ride between the Island of Sark and Guernsey. The book read like an old cinema noir French movie. I did enjoyed reading about the Island of Sark. I had never heard of this place and my curiosity was picked enough to Google it and learn more about the rich history of the island. I would love to go there one day.



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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Book Review: He's Gone by Deb Caletti

He's GoneHe's Gone by Deb Caletti
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

He's gone was a fantastic read. I enjoyed the way the author wrote the book in the perspective of one person with echoing thoughts from other characters. The plot was well thought and defined and kept me reading (and guessing) right to the end.

This is a perfect book to take on a relaxing vacation. I would have given it 3.5 stars if I could.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese

Medicine WalkMedicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from Random House in exchange for an honest review.

In all honesty, this is one of the best written books I have read in a very long time. I was mesmerized by the story, the landscapes and the characters. Every sentences were spectacular imagery and the author's words carried me on a wave of poetic beauty. Each page was filled with strong emotions and the plot was never predictable.

From beginning to end, this book remained strong, making you want to read further to find out what is next. I particularly enjoyed how the author treated the interactions between Frank and his father. The author dealt with the ugly subjects of failed parenting, guilt, remorse, betrayal and regrets in a beautifully way.

Absolutely brilliant!

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Review: City of Heavenly Fire


City of Heavenly Fire
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



This is the 6th book in the Mortal Instruments Series. It is always a bitter sweet moment when you finish the last book of a series. I have to admit that the overall series had its ups and downs, but this last book made up for most of it. Cassandra Clare did not totally close the last chapter and so many spin-offs could be written from this book. The future will tell us if it will be the case.

It was a good Summer read. Now I need to find the next series to read! :)



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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church


Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church
Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church by Wendy Vanderwal-Gritter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



I received this book from Brazos Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book offers a non-conventional message about the Christian community acceptance of gay and lesbian Christians. It is an honest conversation on how the church has missed the mark with regards to being God's extended hands towards all our brothers and sisters in Christ. It is also a refreshing outlook on how there are positive changes happening among the Christian community.

To say that we understand fully God's will and plan would be pretentious. You cannot put God in a box to serve your agenda. More and more, the Christian community is getting glimpses of God's true plan for His church. We need to drop our pretenses and listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say; if not, He will not be able to change the misconceptions that are deeply anchored in our imperfect hearts.

Generous Spaciousness is not the all in all solution to this challenge in the Christian community, but it offers sound theology which gives me hope that there can be positive changes.





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