Thursday, December 27, 2012

Book review: Fire Prophet by Jerel Law (Young Adult fiction)

Let me state first off, I rarely read young adult books, but this book had an interesting premise because it was classified as a young adult book with an action-filled story that still relayed some of the basic tenets of Christianity. So I figured that reading this book could be interesting. It ended up being interesting, but it was not my favorite read.

The story is quickly summarized as an adventure that picks teenage quarter angels against the forces of darkness or half-angels in this story. Half angels target quarterlings and in an earlier story, Jonah, his sister Eliza and his younger brother Jeremiah were explained as the offspring of a nephilim (half angel, which was their mother) and a human. In this story, after saving their mother in the earlier book, Jonah and Eliza are now being targeted by half angels and must use their newly found angelic and trained skills to fight of evil half angels.

While the book was an interesting read and definitely fast paced, while still providing insights into Christian tenets, the book is strongly relying on the earlier book in which the characters were introduced. In addition, this book references the earlier book both in facts as well as in events quite frequently and so to really appreciate this book and not having to deduce a lot, I would highly recommend that the first book be read prior to reading this follow up young adult novel.

Disclaimer: I was provided this book through booksneeze in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this book are solely my own and have not been influenced by the publisher or any third party.

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