Week two for Free Book Friday!
This week my recommended free book is Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching. I got this book for Kindle but it is also available on Nook. Actually, for some reason there are two listings for Soulkeepers on Nook, one free while the other is listed at $.99. Not sure what is up with that, I assume some sort of glitch.
I found this book searching through Amazon to find a free book and it looked the most interesting of what I could find that wasn't rated Mature or NC-17. I am trying to avoid heavy romances...
Jacob Lau is your average 15 year old boy living in Hawaii when he is in a horrific car accident. The only memories he has from the event are wild and fantasitical and false memories according to the doctors. Just a way for his brain to try and make sense of what happened, why else would he imagine a large monster attacking his mother and coming after him? When he wakes up in the hospital he meets Uncle John, an uncle he never knew he had who tells him that his mother is missing and that for the time being Jacob will be moving to Ohio to live with John and his family.
Jacob has a hard time fitting in to Paris, Ohio. It is a small town that is extremely bigoted and Jacob is half Chinese. He gets picked on frequently and his only friend is a beautiful Indian girl, Malini. After a fight with his cousin that ends in the damage of a neighbors property, Jacob has to work for Dr. Silva. Dr Silva is beautiful, mysterious, and quickly realizes Jacob's potential in the world's fight against evil. Dr. Silva promises to help find Jacob's mother as long as he trains as a Soulkeeper, fighting on the side of good against evil.
This is a wonderful story that includes both angels and fallen angels and the eternal struggle of good vs. evil. It isn't clear whether this book is a Christian book, though it definitely leans towards it. I thought it was very well written and if it is a Christian fiction book, it doesn't come off as preachy. It is more about defining your own belief system rather than one specific belief.
I give this book s a 4 out of 5.
For a debut novel this book was very well written and reminds me more of an author who has been writing a very long time.
Weaving Destiny by G.P. Ching - This book is the sequel to Soulkeepers and it is the story of Malini figuring out her destiny. It is not a free book, but it definitely looks worth reading if you liked Soulkeepers.