Monday, August 20, 2012
Book Review: The Blue Door
ZonderKidz launches an exciting supernatural series for kids 11 and up. The Blue Door, the first book in The Threshold Series, introduces Prissie Pomeroy, a teen who discovers she can see what others cannot: angels all around. Even more startling is the surprising secret she uncovers about people she thought she knew. As she wrestles with this unexpected ability she must come to grips with the spiritual battles surrounding her. Especially when she learns she received this gift because God has a unique role for her in his bigger plan. But if she's to fulfill it, she'll need faith like never before.This exciting debut by author Christa Kinde draws on the rapidly growing interest in angel stories, an emerging trend in teen and preteen supernatural novels. Boys and girls alike will appreciate her gifted storytelling that captures their imagination with things beyond human sight. And parents will appreciate the family-friendly tone and godly messages maintained throughout this intriguing tale of adventure and spiritual warfare.
I've read lots of books about angels, and I have to say that The Blue Door is different from anything I've read. However, I still had some dislikes about this book.
Throughout the whole book, nothing much happens besides Prissie learning more about angels - who they are, and what they do. I kept thinking, "Okay, isn't there going to be a fight, or something unexpected and exciting?" but there never was. The ending just felt like a letdown. But I'm guessing there will be more action in book two.
Also, Prissie got on my nerves at times. She was fourteen, but sometimes the way she acted made her seem younger. She was very prim at times, which was what annoyed me, but later on she would act all spunky and stubborn, and it made me smile. Overall, she was a refreshing character who's different from most YA characters, but I couldn't connect completely with her.
I really like the author's storytelling, though. She had a great way of describing the setting and the characters. It all had just enough detail for me to envision it, which I enjoyed.
To sum it up, this was an interesting read despite the lack of action, and book two sounds promising. Hopefully it will be even better than this one!
I received an ARC from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!
My rating: 6 out of 10
~ The Bookworm