Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Young Adult

Three Strand Cord (review)

Three Strand Cord by Tracy KraussMy rating: 4 of 5 starsThe friendship bracelets that Stella, Cherise, and Tempest braid for each other in elementary school come to symbolize the ties that bind them long past their school days. However, when they meet again as young adults, their varied interests, experiences, social status, and temperaments have… Continue reading Three Strand Cord (review)

Book Reviews, Fiction, Young Adult

The Lord of the Rings (review)

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien My rating: 4 of 5 stars I recently finished reading The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien—all six books, a Kindle edition purchased May 9th, finished reading around August 14th. Here are some of the things that impressed me about book(s). The contrast between… Continue reading The Lord of the Rings (review)

Book Reviews, Christian fiction, Fiction, Young Adult

The Ishbane Conspiracy (review)

The Ishbane Conspiracy by Angela Alcorn My rating: 4 of 5 stars “Sometimes the best way to see a thing is to look at its opposite,” says Randy Alcorn, quoting A.W. Tozer in his “Note to Readers.” The opposite is something of which we get large chunks in The Ishbane Conspiracy—a novel by Alcorn and… Continue reading The Ishbane Conspiracy (review)

Book Reviews, Fiction, Young Adult

Storm Siren (review)

Storm Siren by Mary Weber My rating: 2 of 5 stars “ ‘Fourteen circles for fourteen owners.’ I shade my eyes to block the sun’s reflection off the distant mountains currently doused in snow and smoke and flesh-eating birds” – Kindle Location 107. In this first snippet of the story already we see its bloody… Continue reading Storm Siren (review)