Friday, June 8, 2012

WinePress Book Review: Children of Angels by Kathryn Dahlstrom

Can be purchased at:  WinePress Books and Amazon

Publisher: WinePress Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781606152164
Pages: 219
Released: March 2012

Price: $13.99

ePub: $6.99
Kindle: $6.99 


Jeremy Lapoint’s dad is in prison, and his mom struggles financially. When Jeremy discovers he can fly, pass through walls, and see spirits, his guardian angel, Asiel, explains that he is a Nephilim, a human-angel hybrid. Jeremy discovers other Nephilim young people. They’re enrolled in a school for teens with special powers and are told they’ve reached humanity’s next level. When Jeremy counters that they are half angel, he must battle human and superhuman forces who oppose the truth.

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I have to admit, I do not usually read young adult fantasy or science fiction books.  However, I really enjoyed reading Children of Angels very much.  The story is original as well as spiritual.  Children of Angels hooks you the minute you begin reading it.

You immediately identify with the main character Jeremy Lapoint.  His father being in jail, his overworked mother and the bullying he faces at school.  You can't help but feel compassion for what he goes through.  Especially after he discovers he can fly and meets his guardian angel Asiel.

Asiel explains to Jeremy that the reason he can fly is because he is a Nephilim; half human and half angel.

After a series of events, he receives a letter from the Higher Humanity Institute inviting him to attend their school.  This institute is filled with other teens who are Nephilim, but do not know it.  This is where things begin to really get interesting.

Throughout this entire story, you're on pins and needles wondering what is going to happen next.  I absolutely love books like this.

Kathryn Dahlstrom writes in a captivating way.  I like how she intertwines biblical and spiritual truths into this story.  This story is about spiritual warfare from a unique and creative perspective.

Children of Angels is a thrilling and enjoyable read.  I highly recommend this book to young adults and adults alike.

I would like to thank Josiah Williams from Wine Press Publishing for sending me a complimentary copy of this book to review. 

Kathryn Dahlstrom is the author of the Good News Club, a six-book fiction series for tweens and teens.  As a screenwriter, Kathryn was named a quarter-finalist in the American Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest and subsequently had that script, a Western biopic, optioned by a film company.  Her current production team is on the verge of filming a live-action family fantasy.


Kathryn said...

Pilar, thank you for your outstanding, in-depth, and upbeat review of my book.  The LORD is pleased to use you, His Ordinary Servant, in beyond-ordinary ways!

Pilar Arsenec said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful comment.  This means so much coming directly from you, the author.  Wow!  Thank you!!

Stepping Out of the Page said...

This is a very fantastic review. This story sounds very interesting and certainly worth picking up. :)
New to your blog! :)
Steph @ Stepping Out of the Page

Pilar Arsenec said...

Thank you so much!  Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.  I hope you visit again. :)