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The Reconciling (The Overcome Trilogy) (Volume 1) Paperback – March 2, 2016
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About the Author
I have been writing ever since I can remember. However, it was my fourth grade teacher who gave me the encouragement I needed to believe in myself as a writer. From that point on, I was a writer. Journalism, poetry, fiction. I love it all and have done it all. I am excited to begin my career as a novelist with The Reconciling: Part I of the Overcome Trilogy. I am a proud resident of Texas and live in the burbs with my husband, John, and daughter, Emalyn. I can't get enough of pizza and hummus (though not necessarily together) ... (though why not now that I think about it). I like nature walks, reading and binge watching TV shows. I owe all to my Jesus and love serving Him through my passions and talents.
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I really like Chrissi and her mom. Their relationship is real and loving, which is awesome to see in YA. The supporting characters are also very realistic. We get see their growth and questions as if we are right there with them! I can't wait to read the next book and see how everything advances in both realms!
Plus, I absolutely loved the reference to the TV show Roswell. It is still my favorite tv series to this date! So bonus points!!! Lol
Curse? Or gift?
Only King Roi (RAW-EE) knows.
The only way to find him, to find her answer, Chrissi must embark on a spiritual journey. However, she is not alone on her path to truth and discovery. Three of her peers accompany her along the way. One of them being her archenemy. Will this sect of chosen teens find their way to the king, the one who holds the answers to all their questions? Most importantly, will they survive the journey to him?
This story is beautifully written. And the contemporary, classic tone makes it all the more captivating. The Reconciling is a must read for those who are seeking an adventurous, mysterious, and fantastical read. Not to mention the elements of hope and faith weaved throughout the pages. April Lynn Newell is a gifted writer
I can’t wait for book two in The Overcome Trilogy!
Chrissi, a girl who's been bound by a curse, must find King Roi and discover who she's really meant to be. Thankfully, she isn't alone. Phil, Lesia, and Kesil join her in the quest.
I don't want to give any spoilers so I'll stop there. I loved the mystery and suspenseful pace of the book. It kept me on my toes, wondering what might happen next. I fell in love with Chrissi's personality.
The only downfall to this book was the point of view changes. I had a hard time when the character's point of view changed mid-paragraph. It made reading more challenging. Even with this set back, the book was still amazing!
If you love books like the Narnia series, you will love this. It has elements of fantasy and you can easily relate it to the Bible without it being overly pushy.
I look forward to reading book two.
I received this book in a giveaway and was not asked nor persuaded to write a review. These are my thoughts and honest opinions. :)
It is written very well. It makes you utterly disappointed at the idea of putting it down. The details are plentiful but not overbearing. You can feel the emotions conveyed. The suspense is great throughout without being annoying. What is watching them? What will he choose? What path will they take? Will she continue to keep her 16-year-long secret?
There is no inappropriate content. The most mentioned is that one character has a slightly creepy and highly annoying crush that later subsides. It's not bad, she just giggles and grins and acts like a doofus around her crush (*cough,cough* *Lesia* *cough, cough*). There is no bad language. There is violence, but the suspenseful type that keeps you on your toes, not the gruesome, gory type.
I like how there's two "planes," so the fantasy realm doesn't seem out of place mixed with the suburban life. Except for the whole "deadly curse" thing. Which, somehow, doesn't seem too out of place. Anyway, the "supernatural plane" has obstacles like strange creatures, words that wound you physically, and mysterious people. The "natural plane" is plagued with things such as annoying drama queens, falling asleep in class, and overly busy family members.
I recommend this for anyone who likes Narnia, Sci-Fi and Fantasy stuff, action-packed plots, and Divergent. (The 'special gift' thing reminds me of Divergent, but not too much). I also recommend it for any Christian looking for a good fantasy story. Or anyone looking for a good fantasy story. Or anyone, really. I can't wait 'til the next book!