Friday, April 24, 2015

The Red Tent

Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters of the Book of Genesis. In The Red Tent, Anita Diamant brings this fascinating biblical character to vivid life.

Told in Dinah’s voice, the novel reveals the traditions and turmoils of ancient womanhood—the world of the red tent. It begins with the story of Dinah's mothers—Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah—the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah's story reaches out from a remarkable period of early history and creates an intimate connection with the past.

With over 3.3 million copies sold, The Red Tent is a modern classic loved throughout the world, and now on screen as an A&E/Lifetime mini-series.

I read this book in preparation of seeing the movie version of it, and I am glad I did! Its different then I thought it was going to be but still really good and worth the read. There were parts of it I disagreed with how she filled in the blanks but overall I felt they were really good over all and stayed pretty true to the story told in the Bible. I would recommend it. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Divine Applause

Divine Applause: Secrets and Rewards of Walking with an Invisible GodHow will God make himself known to you?

How do we have a relationship with a God we can’t see? There must be more to the Christian life than silence, and more to God than a vacant stare.
Divine Applause weaves together biblical insights and personal stories that illustrate the surprising ways God connects with us. Let Jeff Anderson show you how to use your spiritual senses to experience God.
·         Sense God’s personal attention in unmistakable ways.
·         Cultivate a constant awareness of God’s presence.
·         Enjoy the reward of secrets between you and God.
·         Take risks to break out of a status-quo life and connect more directly with God.
·         Discover the intensity of God’s interest in you. 
You don’t have to settle for a distant walk with God. He wants you to know that He notices—and that He delights in you. 

Wow, just wow. I loved this book! It opens your eyes to a whole other side to what it means to follow an invisible God and what that means not only in our everyday life but also our spiritual ones. This is well worth the read and TAKE NOTES. Trust me, you will want them for latter. 
I received this book for review through blogging for books.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Vanishing Girls

Vanishing GirlsNew York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

"Alarming and uplifting, a rare psychological thriller that has a kind heart at its center. Read it with all the lights on." -- E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars.

Wow. Like  what the heck happened?!?!?!?! I am blow away by the twists and turns in this book. They are mind blowingly crazy. Seriously go read it! This is only the second book I have read by her ( the first one being before I fall) and I am seriously impressed and will have to read all of her books soon!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Winner's Crime

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement... if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

I have been loving this series. I have really enjoyed the characters and the plotline and all of the twists and turns it takes. This one to me wasn't as good as the first one, I felt like it had more direction then this one has. I am expecting great things from book 3 is all I got to say!


Rapture (Fallen, #4)The sky is dark with wings . . .

And time is running out for Luce and Daniel.
In order to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the Fall began. Only Luce can break the curse, and it is her choice alone that will decide all of their fates.
But as Dark Forces gather, great sacrifices will have to be made in this final, epic struggle . . . 
In the fight for Luce, and for Love, who will win?
The astonishing climax to the Fallen series. Heaven can't wait any longer.

Secrets where revealed and the end of the curse came. Not the kind of ending I wanted,  but it was okay. I do feel like how else was she going to end it? There isn't many option's to this kind of story. Overall its in okayish ending, just not my favorite, there was a couple  of blank spaces that didn't get filled, but in the end, its an ending. That is really all I needed.

Monday, April 6, 2015


Passion (Fallen, #3)‘Every single lifetime, I'll choose you. Just as you have chosen me. Forever.’

Luce would die for Daniel. And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn’t need to be that way . . . Luce is certain that something – or someone – in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime . . . going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel . . . and finally unlock the key to making their love last.
Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames . . . forever.

Okay so this isn't that good of a book, yes it drags. But i kind of got invested in the story so have to finish it. So that being said, it was good, not great, but also not as bad as it could be. I feel like the book could have been better but the middle 2 books seem to just be filler books in for the middle of the series. The 2 books seem to not to be very fast paced so that's the more annoying part. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Torment (Fallen #2)

Torment (Fallen, #2)How many lives do you need to live before you find someone worth dying for?

In the aftermath of what happened at Sword & Cross, Luce has been hidden away by her cursed angelic boyfriend, Daniel, in a new school filled with Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans. Daniel promises she will be safe here, protected from those who would kill her. At the school Luce discovers what the Shadows that have followed her all her life mean – and how to manipulate them to see into her other lives. Yet the more Luce learns about herself, the more she realizes that the past is her only key to unlocking her future . . . and that Daniel hasn't told her everything. What if his version of the past isn't actually the way things happened . . . what if Luce was really meant to be with someone else?

The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series...where love never dies.

The twists in this story will never end. I felt like this book didn't get very far, it added a new member to the love triangle and seemed to be more of a filler book then anything. It was kind of an inbetween the story book. Hopefully the next book picks up the pace a little bit.