My Review: Fast-paced and engaging from the very first!
A fantastic beginning to what I know will be an amazing series! There were so many things to love about The New Recruit, full of diverse characters to fit every personality, it would be hard not to find at least one characters to identify with. For me as a homeschooler, I really liked how the homeschoolers were well represented by Beth and Isaac!
I loved how engaged I was from the very start, and that Spencer and his friends' senses of humor kept me smiling throughout. There was plenty of action too, but I think one of my favorite things was being able to see the beginning of Spencer's journey towards faith, which I think was well done and very realistic.
The members of The Mission League were all so different, but I really liked how they interacted and became closer through their mission.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and had a hard time putting it down. I loved the mystery of it all, and how Spencer kind of was thrust into a surreal situation and how he had to adjust and find his place on the team. This book is one that can totally be enjoyed by a vast range of ages by both boys and girls, and adults alike! (I even saw my brother giving it more than a few glances!) Jill Williamson hits all the right notes, taking Spencer on a physical, emotional, and spiritual journey, that I will not be forgetting an time soon, especially while eagerly awaiting the next book in the series! A book I highly recommend to practically anyone!
I received this book from Jill Williamson in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
About the book:
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, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.
Buy the book here: http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Recruit-Jill-Williamson/dp/1935929704/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349711506&sr=8-1&keywords=the+new+recruit+jill+williamson
Read the First Chapter Here: http://www.jillwilliamson.com/books/the-new-recruit/the-new-recruit-chapter-one/
Meet the Characters Here: http://www.jillwilliamson.com/books/mission-league-characters/
About the Author: Jill Williamson is an author of all things weird. She grew up in Alaska with no electricity, an outhouse, and a lot of mosquitoes. Her Blood of Kings trilogy won two Christy Awards, and she recently released Replication, a science fiction teen novel from Zonderkidz. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer.
You can visit her at: www.jillwilliamson.com
Watch the Book Trailer:
|Spencer's Joshua 1:9 Shield Necklace|
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Enter Jill Williamson's Go Undercover Scavenger Hunt! Just click on the image below to find the rules and your mission!
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