Friday, March 16, 2012

The Rhine Maiden by Erin Evans

Contrary to other reviewer's opinions of this book, I found it to be a really fun, quick read. Yes, an abortion clinic was a setting for a part of the book, but unless it has been edited since the negative reviews were placed, there really wasn't much pertaining to pro-life or pro-choice issues. Certainly, the subject matter was not excessive nor is it required to read the sections of the book one may find offensive in order to comprehend what is taking place.

I enjoyed this book; I read it on and off for a little less than two days. There is a good balance of action, humor, family and fantasy. I will definitely be reading more from this author!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bacterium by Nathan Pennington

I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

I enjoyed reading this book. It has a good amount of action, while still remaining a science fiction story.

This is a story of two scientists who decide to create a biological weapon to wipe out people from the earth, so that they can have the world to themselves.  They enlist a radical environmental organization to help disperse this bacteria, that is much like anthrax, with a flesh eating bacteria attached to it.  It is designed to kill a person, then release the bacteria to "eat" the remains, so that nothing is left. They are successful in killing off all people, except for two, who had been unwittingly exposed to anthrax weeks before this event took place. Derek and his wife, Sveta, are the only two people left, and Derek finds out who is behind these killings and goes after them. 

There is alot of action in this book, which makes it exciting to read; I had a hard time putting it down.  Aside from some dryness in the dialogue, I thought this book was very well written. I will be looking for more from this author!

Th Shekinah Legacy by Gary Lindberg

I won this book from the Member Giveaways at Library Thing.

Normally, I am not a fan of religious fiction, but the book sounded interesting when I entered to win it.  When I started reading this book, I was relieved that it started out with action. The religious parts of this book were extremely well written (though I'm no religious scholar by any means).  I truly enjoyed this book, which was full of action and adventure and for me was a bit of a learning experience.

This is a story of Charlotte, a female news correspondent for a national cable news channel, CCN.  the book starts out with her photographer and herself reporting on stories in a warzone.  They are captured, then rescued by a "guardian angel".  Meanwhile, her teenage son, who has Asberger's syndrome, has recieved a cryptic email from his grandmother, whom he has never met.  To make a long story short, Charlotte and her son team up with Charlotte's estranged father, a religious scholar, and they try to follow the clues left to them in the cryptic message, searching for evidence of Jesus' remains. At the same time, various intelligence agencies and the Vatican are also searching for these remains.

This is an action-packed book, and very informative. Being that I am not very familiar with Bible stories, I assume that the facts contained in the book are true.  Either way, what a great book, of which I would recommend to anyone!