Clean-cut country girl Prissie is back, juggling school, up-and-down friendships, and the complex world of angels first introduced in Kinde’s first Threshold series title (The Blue Door, 2012). Fourteen-year-old Prissie’s family orchard is the setting for a shocking celestial crime: an angel is kidnapped from among the apple trees. Having reconciled herself to the fact she can see angels, Prissie has been drawn into a monumental struggle for supremacy between good (angels) and evil (demons) while at the same time trying to navigate the more mundane, yet often equally bewildering, social rules of school and fellow students—particularly a boy named Ransom. As Prissie’s angelic friends and protectors Koji and Milo slowly reveal more of their world to Prissie, and her own importance to it, the stakes raise for all involved. This is somewhat slow in execution and occasionally murky in its portrayal of the tangling story lines and subplots, but readers of Christian middle-grade fiction are still likely to gravitate to the series. Grades 6-8. --Julie Trevelyan
About the Author
Head in the clouds. Feet on the ground. Heart in the story. Christa Kinde is a cheerful homebody whose imagination takes her to new places with every passing day. Making her home between misty mornings and brimming bookshelves in Southern California, she keeps her lively family close and her trusty laptop closer. Christa has been writing for more than a decade, producing numerous workbooks and study guides for Max Lucado, John MacArthur, and Women of Faith.