Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Calling by Rachelle Dekker

Book two of the Seers series.


This book was difficult for me to get out of first gear.

It had been a while since I read the first book, The Choosing, so it took a while for me to familiarize myself with the characters. In addition, there seemed to be a shift of perspective as well as some time that had progressed since the ending of book one.

All this to repeat, I had trouble getting through the first few chapters.

As the daughter of a New York Times Bestselling author, Rachelle is continuing her exploration of themes her father set up in his own "identity-finding/remembering" series.

Instead of focusing on the girl from The Choosing, we get inside the character of Remko and his arch enemy, President Damien Gold.

Anytime you have a villain named Damien, you have the potential goldmine!

The sects are still there from the first book. Rescue operations are afoot and danger lurks with every attempt. Remko has to deal with some serious "dark times" and that is the major arc and thrust of this book.

It's a good stand alone story even though it's part of a series. And this might be part of why I had an initial difficult time.

Fans of the Dekkers will enjoy this book. Fans of most Young Adult novels will get a kick out of this one as well. (I'm looking at you Hunger Games thrillers)

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Tyndale House Publishing.

1 comment:

Michel Sauret said...

Hi!

I wanted to address you by name, but unfortunately your blog doesn't have an "about me" page. I noticed you review quite a bit of Christian books, including fiction. I also saw that you're a NetGalley reviewer.

I'm not sure if you saw it, but I had posted my upcoming novel, Jump, to NetGalley. I would love for you to read and review it if you're interested. It's about a young man whose parents forced him to jump off the tree in the backyard to test his faith, even as a young boy.

Feel free to email me if you'd like: michel.sauret@gmail.com