- File Size: 693 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Publisher: C.J. Graves; 1 edition (May 13, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 13, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083AB0EO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,586,886 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Antichrist 16: The Becoming (Antichrist 16 Trilogy) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
I grew up poor, chubby, and fatherless in a small Pennsylvania town. (Ouch.) But none of this has stopped me from becoming super-wealthy, movie star svelte, and happily married, living in a fabulous area of North Carolina. (Okay, some of this may be exaggerated.)
So what is the truth? What IS truth, for that matter? And how much does it matter for a fiction writer? Despite the deliciousness of these questions, they will have to be answered by greater minds than that of C.J. Graves. But here are a few bits of information that are mostly true:
-I have a B.A. in Interior Architecture and Design from the University of North Carolina.
-I lived in Japan for a couple years. Konnichiwa!
-I started out writing nonfiction, then screenplays, then novels--three different genres. (I may have writing ADD. Is there a support group for that?)
-I like rolling on the floor with sweaty guys and hitting people. (I know what you're thinking, but before you get all excited, I'm talking about mixed martial arts not BDSM!)
-In my previous life, I was a harried mother of twelve, living during the Victorian era. (I don't know if this is true, but it seems a reasonable excuse of why I don't have children and enjoy period movies.)
So this is me--kind of. How about you? If you like mysteries, dark romances, and/or paranormal YA, please try my books--Crossed, Belted, and Antichrist 16. Happy reading!
Top Customer Reviews
First we have young Nathan, who is 16 and finds out quite by accident that he is the antichrist. Okay and if that isn't weird enough his two friends Shayla and Cheeseman are his keepers. I absolutely loved Nathan. He is a fabulously written character. You fall in love with him. His little secret love for Shayla that isn't really all that secret is perfect and exactly what a 16 year old boy would do. Cheeseman has learning disabilities and is such a character. I could picture the three children together perfectly. That says a lot about the Author.
I won't go into any details what-so-ever about the story other than to say it was a delightful read. It kept you on the edge of your seat for the entire book. There is a lot of detail in the book but it never has an info-dump which is very good. The information she wants to give you is done in such a way that it entices you the reader to keep going.
As for the religious aspect of the book. There is none! I mean sure she mentions the antichrist often and religion as in they go to church or how the preacher does his sermons but there is no preaching of hell fire and damnation if you don't believe. I personally hate that sort of thing. I think as the author wrote in her book that "souls cannot be lost and they don't need to be saved.Read more ›
I'd give this 3.5 stars. It's a rather fast reading. I liked the characters and it flowed really well. I really liked that this wasn't a blatant "normal" YA romance threads that seem to pollute other books (the triangles or the "I'll die!" or that ilk.)
I have to also say that I really don't like urban fantasy or fantasy with a male MC and this MC really didn't bother me.
Somethings were, I felt, a little rushed. He's rather calm and collected about being the antichrist (I mean, by 20% in, he's already committed to the cause.) It felt really weird. You'd think it could've been sunken into the story more. I mean, give us some foreshadowing.
I don't really like the names of the "evil" group. I mean, "the Takers"? I wish Graves had put more into the small details.
That's just small, nitpicky stuff on my part. It a decent book.
The Antichrist will be evil. We all know this. The problem? Sixteen year-old Nathan Terras is NOT evil. Is he? Can you become evil because it's expected? Unfortunately, Nathan must figure this out.
The author's take on the Antichrist is interesting, to say the least, and A-16 is just plain entertaining. The characters are believable-everyone needs a Cheeseman in their life-and the story takes you on a wild ride you won't soon forget.
C.J.Graves proves her knack for quirky, realistic characters, intense moments of drama and action, and a flair for dialogue that is funny and original. She continues to impress me with her ability to move a plot along at a brisk pace, grabbing and holding the reader's attention from the first page to the last.
Initially when I started out with the book, I was scared that there were going to be super strong religious undertones. I have had bad experiences with that in the past with books that deal with this topic. I am happy to say this book was not like that at all. It handled that area extremely well and it wasn't used as some bizarre underhanded religious recruitment. (Sounds weird but it happens a lot.)
I also loved that there was no insta-romance. I am among what feels like the few who can not STAND that kind of thing. Plus the small amount of romance there was had nothing to do with the main plot of the story. It was just a nice little sideline that added that much more to the characters' development.
I would definitely recommend this book!
I was given this book for free as part of the read to review program on Goodreads, and was not offered any compensation for my review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What if someone told you that you were to be the Antichrist. Would you believe them? This is what 16 year old Nathan Tarra is faced with. How would you deal with this news? Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by Cassie H.
REVIEW BY CASSIE HOFFMAN FOR CYNTHIA SHEPP BOOK REVIEWS & EDITING
Antichrist 16 was a great surprise to read, seeing the title I didn't give it a lot of thought and... Read more
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Nathan thinks the biggest thing he has to worry about is whether he can talk his way out... Read more
I won a copy of this book in a competition and I have to say I was very lucky to have happened across something as good as this.. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Shona Booky Ramblings Lawrence
It's taken me a while to figure out what to write in review for this story. Not because it was bad, on the contrary, because it was so good! I wanted to be able to do it justice. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Charli Denae
I wouldn't have picked this off the shelf, but needed to try out my new Kindle. This was just the ticket! Read morePublished on September 23, 2012 by Bill Donohue
I must say this was not at all what I was expecting but a delightful read nonetheless. Everything we've ever heard about the Antichrist is pushed aside in the story and I was... Read morePublished on September 18, 2012 by Kari
What a delightful Anti-Christ story!! Not what I was expecting at all. It was filled with humor, witty banter between the characters, suspense, action, and the Anti-Christ... Read morePublished on August 17, 2012 by Reiser
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