- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 7 - 9
- Series: Rise of the Anointed
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Little Lamb Books; None edition (July 3, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0998624381
- ISBN-13: 978-0998624389
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,989 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.87 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
Launch (Rise of the Anointed) Paperback – July 3, 2018
|New from||Used from|
$0.33 extra savings coupon applied at checkout.
Sorry. You are not eligible for this coupon.
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Showing 1-6 of 19 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I honestly don't think so, and for the first time since I read The Chronicles of Narnia, I found myself wanting to be sucked into this book, trials and all!
Launch is full of powerful lessons about self identity, sacrifice, and tapping into our full gifting potential. The story has a smooth and sometimes exhilarating pace that keeps us fully interested and never bored.
I loved each of the characters so much. They all reflected different struggles, strengths, opinions, and personalities so it was easy to watch them with admiration as they grew to embrace who they were Created to be.
Launch is a Christian young adult book, but it's not one of those overly "preachy" books. The story certainly revolves around Christian content and Bible stories, but it's presented in a way that compliments the story rather than takes over the story. I was very pleased with it and because of its Christian based writing, it is a very clean book, though the action is decently high and I would definitely like to reiterate that its a Young Adult book, not Middle Grade.
So in complete overview, I give Launch 5 out of 5 stars and cannot wait to get my hands on book 2!
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
This is a LiteratureApproved.com Review.
Set in modern day California, with maybe a little technological boost, the story begins when certain youth suddenly develop super powers. But this is no mutant evolution - it's supernatural. And as these teens come to grips with their newfound abilities, they also grapple with the questions that come with the powers. Why them? Why now? What's God's purpose behind these gifts?
Though told primarily from the point of view of Demarcus and Lily, the book centers around a group of four strangers who quickly become friends. But when bad things begin to happen, can they become a team and stop it?
With likable characters, a lot of humor, and constant intrigue and nail-biting suspense, I ended up reading this book in one sitting. (I just couldn't put it down!) Although billed as YA, with the younger age of the characters and mild hints at romantic attraction, it felt like an upper-middle-grade through adult. Highly recommended!
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy by the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Launch is a refreshing read for so many reasons. The story has deep topics and broken characters yet it never gets too dark. On the flip side, it's a solidly Christian book that never gets preachy or sacrifices story to push a message.
Demarcus, Lily, Harry, John, and Simon are all well-drawn characters.
I liked how pop culture and real places and things (like fast food chains, movies, TV shows, and social media) were blended with the fictional, Simon (a Silicon Valley celebrity) and his Flair social media site. The Silicon Valley setting was spot on; the tech inside corporate headquarters was a fun blend of realistic and over-the-top (in a good way).
While the characters are high school age, the book would appeal to a middle school audience, perhaps younger.
There isn't any objectionable content but some of the themes and subject matter might be a bit heavy for younger readers. That said, I wouldn't hesitate letting my 10 year-old, read it.
The only negative in the book was that the elderly mentor character lied and stole in the name of the greater good, and encouraged his proteges to do the same. This was mostly off-putting because he was supposed to be the spiritual mentor of the teens.
The characters were exciting and believable and the author did a great job of giving each of them a unique voice. I really loved the main cast, especially the main character Demarcus. They were multifaceted people with interesting backstories and struggles. I look forward to reading more about them in future books.
I received this book for free, but the opinions expressed in this review are my own.