Friday, September 14, 2012

"Children of Angels" by Kathryn Dahlstrom

Jeremy is being bullied, and his life is miserable much of the time. His dad is in prison and while his mother does her best to get by, things are hard. His new iPod is his prized possession. That is, until Sid and his group stomp on it. Jeremy just wants to get away. Sometimes he wishes he had the power to not only remove himself from a situation, but also to change it. This is the story of what happens when Jeremy finds out that there really is something different about him and that he does have the power to change some of the things in his life.

What if you could fly? What if you found that your strength was much greater than you ever thought possible? It happened by accident, but Jeremy found out that he had the ability to fly and more. Imagine the excitement, and terror, of jumping onto rooftops and off of them! Thankfully, he also had a guardian angel names Asiel to help him understand what it means to be a nephilim. You would think that would make your life wonderful, right? What if demons chased you, or you were asked to fight the demons? Jeremy must find his courage to stand and fight, or go back to his life as a bullies punching bag. Which will he choose? 

I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more. The characters and story line drew me in. It is definitely written for young adults, but adults like me will find the story enjoyable as well. It was fun to read about a teenager being a defender. I recommend this book to all YA readers, no matter what your age. Bring your imagination! I received my free review copy from the Litfuse Publishing group for participation in their blog tour.

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About the Book: 

“Not my iPod!” Jeremy Lapoint’s day plunges to record lows when Sid Lundahl and his crew stomp the only nice thing he owns-and Jeremy gets in trouble for fighting. With Dad in prison and Mom struggling to scrape by, Jeremy’s life seems hopeless.

Until he has this urge to … fly.

One leap and Jeremy soars through the air. With this and his other new-found powers, life is suddenly amazing, wonderful. Until a real-live demon chases him through the school hallways, terrifying him and making him a freak to his schoolmates. He’s the only one who can see the monster. Jeremy wonders if the flying thing’s worth it.

But during the chase, Asiel, Jeremy’s guardian angel, wields his sword and battles off the demon. Later Asiel explains that Jeremy’s a Nephilim: half human and half angel. Jeremy’s shocked. His quest to uncover how he got like this sends him to the Higher Humanity Institute where he meets other Nephilim like him along with a slew of enemies-both human and … not.

In the midst of his strange and dangerous struggles, Jeremy also receives the peace and love he’s always longed for but never knew. When called to lead an angelic battle for the truth, will Jeremy cling to the One who can win the war or let his old doubts and fears overtake him?

Fun, danger, friendship, mystery, and faith-along with awesome angels and demons-fill the pages of this exciting book. A must-read for kids (and grownups) craving adventure with a life-changing message.
Meet Kathryn: 

When Kathryn Dahlstrom’s husband was transferred to Los Angeles, she traded Minnesota’s black-bear country for the inner-city and taught children at a Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club in Watts. She also began her writing career. In addition to writing six titles in the Good News Club children’s fiction series published by Child Evangelism Fellowship Press, the author is also a screenwriter and film producer.
Currently, she and her husband, Tim, live on wooded acreage north of Minneapolis/St. Paul where they care for her mother. They also have an adult daughter, Kristina.
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