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Book Review: The New Recruit

I know, I know, I am late. I was supposed to do this review last Saturday, but I got this book Friday afternoon and life has been busy. Here is my review:

First off, I want to say that I loved this book. The fast paced, complex but coherent plot kept me turning the pages. Jill Williamson’s characters are what stood out to me.They all had their flaws and they were all learning, all very believable. Most of the book took place in a foreign country and it was such a perfect balance of personalities and culture. The foreign language that was used did not hinder the reading at all. It felt natural, which I can imagine is hard to do. Spencer, the main character, was a likable character that also grew as the book went on. I felt myself learning as he learned, and wanting to find out things that he wanted to find out. His background and past played very well into how her dealt with his unwilling recruitment into the League. Some of the characters came off preachy, but that was an area that …

A Forest Fire

Coming Up

I will be participating in Go Teen Writer's 100 for 100 challenge. It is designed to help students (it is not exclusively for students, though)  to be able to keep a steady writing habit throughout the school year. Every day for 100 days you write 100 words. Winners will receive a badge for there blog and enter a drawing for prizes. To view the rules and sign up, click here.






Jill Williamson is an amazing author who has written the Blood of Kings trilogy and Replication. Her new book, New Recruit, came out this month. On September 22, I will be posting a book review accompanied with a giveaway.


Here's the blurb:


Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.
These guys mean business.
Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda,…