I was supposed to post this earlier today, but I wasn’t quite finished with the book at that point. Let me give you a hint: A-MA-ZING! There’s my review as well as a giveaway, so let’s get right into it!
Angel Cutler’s routine life is overturned when local ganglord Viktor Marino tries to kidnap her. When she finds out her adopted sister is back in town and working with Viktor, Angel has to run away with the protection of two total strangers. Can Angel have faith in God to protect her family when she can’t?
Elijah Davis has seen Viktor bleed once, and to save his family, he’ll make it happen again. But who is the One Eli can turn to when he realizes he can’t protect his loved ones alone?
Hiding from gangsters and gunfire, the trio struggle to seek God above all else and trust that His plan is greater than their own. Or Viktor Marino’s.
Series (if applicable): Book #1 in the Whispers of Heaven series
Author: Angela R. Watts
Publisher (if applicable): N/A, self-published
Genre(s): Action, Christian, Christian Fiction, Christian Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Recommended Age: Middle-school. Check my review for more information.
This book was so good, and my mind is legit blown. Honestly, it was one of the best reads of the year for me!
So, yes, I meant to post this earlier, but I was just finishing up the book (and internet has been so horrible today :P). It’s not something you can rush through. There are many biblical messages weaved through the whole story (such as forgiveness and not being forsaken by God), and adding that with what was going on, I really had to take some time to read it thoroughly.
So, Angel reminded me of myself. Can’t eat much breakfast in the morning? Get sick at the smell of eggs in the morning? YES, same! Her past was actually mind-blowing. I guess I’m sort of really sheltered or something, but I never would’ve figured someone in your family could be so cruel to you. Everything was realistic about Angel. She had nightmares about a particular person, and I’m glad emphasis was put on that as it seems many authors don’t write PSTD well or even correctly. The author was spot on (not that I’m an expert, but the author clearly poured her heart into this), and I was legit in tears trying to read this whole book. Also, I got super happy when my favorite fandom was referenced by Angel… “Roll Out.” 😛
Eli was an interesting character. He was carrying baggage from his past, and refusing to forgive as he continued to be angry. The bright side to his past was the fact he was raised in a Christian home, and he was always praying to God, though not necessary listening when he should’ve been. He really needed to let go of the past, and find forgiveness instead of dwelling. I loved how the change happened to him slowly, yet clearly.
Asher was maybe my top favorite. I’m sorry, but it’s true! I loved his lightheartedness throughout the entire book, and the way he lived his life by following Jesus was amazing! He’s legit that one funny guy who doesn’t want you to steal his food, but he’ll help you through whatever you are experiencing.
I do feel like the relationship between Angel and Eli escalated quickly. I guess I like clean romance as much as the next person, but a week was kind of too soon for them to be in love. I mean, they’re running away from the bad guys one minute, and a week later, they’re kissing. But the epilogue at the end was absolutely amazing, and I did fangirl at that since I knew they would’ve gotten more time to get to know each other.
I’m not sure what age-range is the best to recommend this to. It covers extremely important topics, from abuse and human trafficking to drugs and drinking, and although that is something you must learn exists at some point, I know from experience that my parents weren’t ready to expose me to such content even when I was thirteen (and I legit had no clue really what those stuff were, except some from TV shows). However, many youth groups I’ve been to have discussed those topics starting at middle school (12-ish and up?), and I would recommend it to those that age if they are mature enough to know such things. Just a warning that there is some language that could be offensive to some readers, the worst being the usage of h*ll (but not in a super horrible way that really offended me.).
Seek deals with important topics of today, and I would think everyone’s crazy to not pick this action-packed read up! I’m super duper excited to pick up the next book once it releases!
Angela R. Watts is a Christian fiction author who strives to glorify the Lord in all she does. She’s a homeschooled highschooler living at Step By Step Sanctuary, Tennessee, though with Gypsy and Norwegian in her blood, she tends to travel. She’s been writing stories since she was little, but also enjoys chores, painting, and watching sunsets.
Blog | The Peculiar Messenger
Website | Reveries Co.
Facebook | AngelaRWattsauthor
Twitter | PeculiarAngela
Instagram | angiewatts
1st Place: A signed paperback of Seek and a mug with a Scripture verse on it!
2nd Place: An ebook copy of Seek!
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