Friday, May 7, 2010

The Prophecy by Dawn Miller - My Thoughts

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


The Prophecy

Zondervan (April 13, 2010)

***Special thanks to ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Dawn Miller is an award-winning filmmaker and author who has written and produced several books, a music video and an urban teen drama. She lives in St. Louis with her teenage son and is currently at work on the graphic novel and feature film version of "The Watcher Chronicles".




Visit the author's MySpace.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (April 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714338
ISBN-13: 978-0310714330

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MY THOUGHTS:
This is a very well-written book, but it left me with kind of mixed feelings. While I don't mind spiritual battles, angels/demons ect....these young people, chosen as "Watchers" were just a rough crowd. Really rough. And for the role they were "chosen" to play in the defense of mankind - well, it just seems they would have been at least slightly aware of God and His work in their life. Well, I know God chooses to use whom He will, and that often includes the most unlikely characters. However, this bunch...single parents, thugs, drug users....not exactly the kind of people I'd want my teens spending hours with in a book.

There is a LOT of action in this one simply due to the fact that the angels and demons are REALLY trying to one up one another. So the action-packed, fast-paced part I liked. The writing itself is really good too, but the overall feeling I was left with was dark, and uncomfortable. Not something I wanted to come back to. And that is not what I expected either. Like I said, very mixed feelings about this one.



The Prophecy by Dawn Miller

2 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

I read a few pages of this one and stopped. Books like this mess with my mind. My daughter thinks it sounds really interesting. I'll probably have her read your review, however, just to be sure she's aware of the elements you mentioned.

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