Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Binding: Softcover (PaperBack)
Release: October 2017
Genre: Social Issues, Suicide, Literature, Young Adult, Religious
Author: Laura Gallier
Description according to Tyndale Media Center, “By March of Owen Edmonds’s senior year, eleven students at Masonville High School have committed suicide. Amid the media frenzy and chaos, Owen tries to remain levelheaded—until he endures his own near-death experience and wakes to a distressing new reality.
The people around him suddenly appear to be shackled and enslaved.
Owen frantically seeks a cure for what he thinks are crazed hallucinations, but his delusions become even more sinister. An army of hideous, towering beings, unseen by anyone but Owen, are preying on his girlfriend and classmates, provoking them to self-destruction.
Owen eventually arrives at a mind-bending conclusion: he’s not imagining the evil—everyone else is blind to its reality. He must warn and rescue those he loves . . . but this proves to be no simple mission. Will he be able to convince anyone to believe him before it’s too late?
Owen’s heart-pounding journey through truth and delusion will force him to reconsider everything he believes. He both longs for and fears the answers to questions that are quickly becoming too dangerous to ignore.”
- This is very much a faithful book, as the whole book centers around God and Satan, Good and Evil.
- I loved the concept to the book about how people have the chains on them that are attached to a demon of sorts.
- FYI: They are extremely present in the book. I mean it was a major part of the book.
- I loved how the writing flowed throughout the story and we got to see everything from Owen’s perspective yet, I would have loved to see some of it from another characters perspective, Ray Anne.
- I just feel like we would have gotten to see more from her past along with how her brother died, her previous backstory and how she saw everything as a person who was a light and didn’t have any of the demons attached to her.
- I also felt like the author could’ve went more in-depth into the main characters backstory along with the history of the land and the cult.
- I really enjoyed how even though he had obstacles that kept on pushing him back he would always strive more to be better.
- He kept on helping people even though it kept him form reaching his full potential sooner. He kept on helping people even though it caused him just as much or even more pain than the others.
- Even though this book was a paranormal book it very much can be relatable if you took out the paranormal as some people might be or might have gone through something similar to this.
In conclusion, if you like the christen genre and the premise of this book than I say read it. But if you said no to one of those questions than I would suggest not reading it or waiting until you are older or in the mood.
I give this book 4/5 stars.
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According to GoodReads her profile page says, “In a youth culture intrigued by the paranormal yet often skeptical of biblical claims, Laura Gallier seeks to bring awareness and understanding to issues surrounding the supernatural. Having battled her own enemies of the soul throughout her teen and young adult years, she is on a mission to expose deception with the light of truth, bringing hope and healing to a generation in need. Laura lives in the greater Houston area with her husband, Patrick, and their three children. Get to know Laura better at www.lauragallier.com.”
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