Friday, January 11, 2013

REVIEW: Spirit Fighter (Son of Angels #1) by Jerel Law

PUB DATE: April 3rd 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages: 243
Source: from publisher for review
Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!
What if Nephilim—the children of angels and men—still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In "Spirit Fighter," Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels.
When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is a very real and dangerous war going on between good and evil and that God has a big part for them to play in that war.
(Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the Christian answer to "Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series" and other middle-grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. "Son of Angels, Jonah Stone" will be the first series in the market to explore this topic from a biblical perspective with content that is appropriate and exciting for middle-grade readers.)

My Review:
Okay so obviously I am not a middle grade reader since I'm *cough, 19, cough* but i can still enjoy a middle grade once in a while. I was really interested in reading how this book would incorporate the religious morals & teachings in a MG book with paranormal aspects and action. And overall I was pretty impressed.
One of the things i liked about Spirit Fighter was that the reader wasn't too heavily overloaded with scripture and it didn't bore me (sorry but i don't normal read much christian fiction) but i really liked how the author incorporated it nicely into the story and I was like "oh I've heard this" and "ah, now i see!" so it really didn't detract from the appeal of reading. SO READ IT! :P
Something pretty interesting about the story was the POV. It was like first person-omniscient. Kind of weird but not really, it let you see the story through the other characters POV's and they flowed from one to the other quite naturally. ^_^
I have to say, i LOVED the characters in this book. The kids were kind of mature for there age but they were still kids who had fun and dealt with normal kid stuff, like bullies. I liked Jonah, he was strong, determined, and clever. Eliza I REALLY liked because 1)she is smart 2)she can produce a shield of faith (pretty awesome, actually). One of the characters that i loved meeting was Henry. He's Jonah's & Eliza's "guardian angel" and i liked that he was wise but was still able to connect with the kids. Also gotta note that there parents are really sweet & affectionate but good role models :)
The story is actually VERY action packed and a lot of creepy and awesome things happened. The kids go on a chase to find there mom and on the way they discover there powers that as quarterlings (quarter angels) they have. Like super strength, spirit shields, and other cool stuff. I also liked that the kids kept there faith and believed; which let them see this "spiritual" world humans don't see. There were also fights with a GIANT SEA monster, some fallen angels, and a creepy old lady O_O
Overall, this was a GREAT Middle Grade read! Filled with action, fights, and faith. It made me feel like i was back in the 7th grade and how people can go from "ordinary" to "extraordinary". For what the book promised it did deliver. I am really looking forward to continuing in book #2. 4/5 AMAZING STARS!
This was a GREAT book, it exploded at times but was missing that something that made it Ah-ma-zing!
That's it! Come back tomorrow for a review of book #2 & a GIVEAWAY!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. U know what would make me smile? a Comment.