Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tagged!

It seems I was also tagged by Eagle's Wings at Eagle's Wings Eyrie The rules? Simply choose 8 books you would love to live in, and tag 8 people.

My answers are:

Airman, by Eoin Colfer. I love the general setting and time period!

Blink Of An Eye, by Ted Dekker. To be a fly on a wall in this story would still be thrilling!

Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld. To see the fabricated creatures and machines would be breathtaking!

Rise Of The Dibor, by Christopher Hopper. To could witness humans living together with no argument at all with each other...

The Fourth Apprentice, by Erin Hunter. To see the turmoil that abounds, and the order within.

The Amulet Of Samarkand, by Jonathan Stroud. To witness the limitless possibilities of magic.

The Final Storm, by Wayne Thomas Batson. To fight for the true King and reign under him!

Peter and the Starcatchers, by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry. To experience flight, pirates, and adventure on a magical island.

I now tag...

Miss Raquel
Cloe
Stephen
Celebrilomiel
Melissa
Cara
Everlasting Scribe
Israle

My first award!



I have been awarded the Prolific Blogger Award by Miss Raquel at God's Daughter! I am very honored and grateful for this gift! Now, I must award other prolific people.

I award...

Seth
Chris
Madeline
and
Chris

Starlighter

Starlighter by Bryan Davis    Starlighter, a fantasy title written by Bryan Davis and published by Zondervan, is an exceptional read. Jason Masters, a boy on the planet Major Four, has two missing brothers. These brothers had left to investigate the disappearance of people on Major Four, and disappeared themselves. The likely suspects: dragons. Old stories told of dragons who came and enslaved people and took them back to their planet, Starlight. Jason himself decides to hunt for the passage to this planet. Meanwhile, Koren, a slave on Starlight, wills herself to believe these stories of a human planet. Koren, also a Starlighter, becomes involved with a dangerously important black egg. During this involvement, she discovers a peculiar ability of hers to mesmerize dragons with her stories, by bringing them to life. Both Koren and Jason must utilize their plans to evacuate the slaves of Starlight back to Major Four.
    The characters in Starlighter seem wrought out of true emotion, and contain great depth. Jason mourns for his brothers and other unfortunates. Koren feels great responsibility for Natalla when she attempts to escape her slave life. Arxad sees the slaves as the humans view themselves.
    Bryan Davis employs a greatly tempered use of writing in this fantasy. He takes a unique plot and convinces us that this fiction story could really happen, because of our familiarity given by the writing language used. He takes many plot details that could become extensively confusing, as sometimes was the case in his Echoes From The Edge trilogy, and uses them not to confound, but to intrigue and entice the reader.
    Themes present in this fantasy title offer us some insight into our Christian lives. Sacrifice is very frequent in our world, and we must face it with faith that God is in control. We must have faith that what is best for us is what he is giving us.
    Overall, Starlighter is a one-of-a-kind fantasy book with a decent and enticing plot. I give this book 5 stars for Bryan’s successful mixing of fiction and Biblical truth.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

More Giveaway News

You all may have been wondering when this giveaway ends. I am sorry for not mentioning it in earlier posts. I will end this giveaway the night after I reach 50 followers.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

(CLOSED) Giveaway Underway!

Hooray! Thank you to those who are now following! This is now my most popular blog! (follower-wise) Here is how the giveaway will work. You can enter in any or all of three ways.

1.) You can comment on the blog, but you must leave some sort of identification name, in case you win. This comment must be what your favorite book is and why. Answers do not have to be too long. This can only earn one entry.

2.) You can follow this blog. Those who follow already must comment about it to enter in this fashion.

3.) You can post about this giveaway on your blog. To earn an entry for this, you must provide a link to the post in a comment. This can also earn only one entry per person.

Advice: Each entry must be a separate comment, or you may lose a chance at winning.

The contest will end June 15th!

The Prize!!!

Blink Of An Eye by Ted Dekker, published in 2007 by Thomas Nelson, hardcover. It is a revised version of Dekker's original Blink, published in 2002. This version contains an interview about the revision.

You can see my review of the book here.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Giveaway!


Ok, I have not reached 30 followers yet, but I would like to reveal what it is I will be giving away. I briefly mentioned somewhere that the authors initials were TD. You may have guessed correctly! The author is Ted Dekker and the book is Blink Of An Eye!

The book, published by Thomas Nelson, was originally entitled Blink, but was changed in 2007, with some new content added. This hardcover book has an embossed cover and includes an interview with the author about his decision to make this new edition.

I shall still commence the giveaway when I reach 30 followers!