Monday, December 23, 2013

Cloak of the Light Review

Drew is caught in a world of light - just inches away from the dark
What if...there was a world beyond our vision, a world just fingertips beyond our reach? What if...our world wasn’t beyond their influence?
Tragedy and heartache seem to be waiting for Drew Carter at every turn, but college offers Drew a chance to start over—until an accident during a physics experiment leaves him blind and his genius friend, Benjamin Berg, missing.
As his sight miraculously returns, Drew discovers that the accident has heightened his neuron activity, giving him skills and sight beyond the normal man. When he begins to observe fierce invaders that no one else can see, he questions his own sanity, and so do others. But is he insane or do the invaders truly exist?
With help from Sydney Carlyle, a mysterious and elusive girl who offers encouragement through her faith, Drew searches for his missing friend, Ben, who seems to hold the key to unlocking this mystery. As the dark invaders close in, will he find the truth in time?
...What can I say? This book has left me speechless. I loved it so much. I've loved Chuck Blacks writing ever since Kingdoms Dawn and the Knights of Arrethtrae series and after reading Cloak of the Light all I can say is...just WOW! I couldn't bring myself to put it down most of the time and when I did have to set it down I couldn't wait to pick it back up and start reading again. I don't think there was one thing about Cloak of the Light that I didn't like. Except maybe the fact that I have to wait to read the next book in the Wars of the Realm series. A book as good as the Cloak of the Light is is one you never what to end.

5 out of 5. This Afternoon Snack was one of the best ones ever!

I received this book for free fromBlogging for Books for this review.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Dawn of Christmas Review

This Christmas, experience learning to trust alongside the Plain folk of Apple Ridge, Pennsylvania in this heart-warming tale of second chances.

Sadie enjoys her freedom away from home and her mission trips to Peru, but after four years, her Old Order Amish family insists it’s time to come home and settle down. Levi, a bachelor who distrusts women after a family heartbreak, also has no desire for romance. To keep their families from meddling in their lives, Sadie and Levi devise a plan—but soon discover that the walls around their hearts are breaking down. Can they let go of their prejudices, learn to trust each other, and embrace a future together?

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!! And Cindy Woodsmall's The Dawn of Christmas is just the book to read to start the season off right. Short and oh so sweet I loved every minute of Sadie and Levi's story. The Dawn of Christmas was the first book I've read in the Apple Ridge Novellas and while I read it without the first two and enjoyed it immensely I wish I had read the others so that I could understand some of the other characters more. But all in all I loved it.  

5 out of 5. A perfectly light and sweet Afternoon Snack. 

I received this book for free fromBlogging for Books for this review.