Monday, December 16, 2013

Cloak Of The Light: A Review

Cloak Of The Light by Chuck Black

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?

I was definitely excited to read this book. I've heard a bunch of good things about Chuck Blacks books. So I was excited to pick it up. I thought after reading the description I was kind of confused it sounded like it was going all over the place.
Once I started to get into it it kind of goes no where but its really interesting. Drew the main character seems like he has a horrible life. But I thought Drew just makes the story, he was powerful, and had a really strong story. Even in the slowest parts Drew just made it. I think he is probably one of my favorite main characters of this year. Even when times got tough, horrible and confusing. I like that he knew what to do.
So enough about Drew, as a complete story not a whole lot happened. It’s going to be a series so I’m excited for that. I like how the ending happened. It defiantly sets it up for more frightening and fierce enemies. For more challenges for every character in the series.
So if you want to read about any of his other works and maybe a chapter from Cloak Of The Light, you can find it on his website.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. (

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Aquifer: A Review

Aquifer By Jonathan Friesen

In the year 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. Sixteen-year-old Luca has struggled with this truth, and what it means, his entire life. As the son of the Deliverer, he will one day have to descend to the underground Aquifer each year and negotiate with the reportedly ratlike miners who harvest the world’s fresh water. But he has learned the true control rests with the Council aboveground, a group that has people following without hesitation, and which has forbidden all emotion and art in the name of keeping the peace. And this Council has broken his father’s spirit, while also forcing Luca to hide every feeling that rules his heart.
But when Luca’s father goes missing, everything shifts. Luca is forced underground, and discovers secrets, lies, and mysteries that cause him to reevaluate who he is and the world he serves. Together with his friends and a very alluring girl, Luca seeks to free his people and the Rats from the Council’s control. But Luca’s mission is not without struggle and loss, as his desire to uncover the truth could have greater consequences than he ever imagined.
 Excitement was the first thing I felt when I heard about this book. Jonathan Friesens first book he ever had publishes. Jerk, California has been a book that has stuck with me. A fiction book about Tourette’s Syndrome, it was something that had surprised me. So when this book came up I immediately grabbed at it.
I had high hopes for this, but with each chapter, each page I was slowly let down. At some points it was really confusing, I had to back track and read it again. And then suddenly it was the opposite, I was enjoying it. The characters were something I really found enjoyable. I did like Luca, and Tayla and Seward. Everyone had nice, interesting back stories I wish I could read more about. Unfortunately I was left hanging on some things. There were nice twists and surprises in the book. But some of those surprises were left unfinished and left me with a big What?

For the most part I did enjoy it, the book is kind of short. The one major problem I had with this book, which confuses me even now. But was that really the ending? Is this going to be a series or was that really it. The ending bothered me. If you couldn't tell.

I was given this book for free for my review from BookSneeze (