Eyes Wide Open: The Full Story (1-4), eBook
Eyes Wide Open is a thriller about Christy and Austin. These two teens find themselves stuck in a psych ward accidentally.
I thought this book had a Stephen King "flavor" to it. I was rather confused with the story in the beginning but by the end I understood everything. I thought it had a good message of being true to yourself.
I think my teenage nephews would like this book. I plan on to recommending it to them.
I recommend it to thriller fans including teenagers. 4 stars
I received this book from Worthy Publishing via NetGalley for my honest opinion which was given.
January 27, 2014
Who am I?
My name is Christy Snow. IÃ¢ÂÂm seventeen and IÃ¢ÂÂm about to die. IÃ¢ÂÂm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. IÃ¢ÂÂm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet wonÃ¢ÂÂt stop shaking.
Some will say that IÃ¢ÂÂm not really here. Some will say IÃ¢ÂÂm delusional. Some will say that I donÃ¢ÂÂt even exist. But who are they? IÃ¢ÂÂm the one buried in a grave.
My name is Christy Snow. IÃ¢ÂÂm seventeen. IÃ¢ÂÂm about to die.
So who are you?
In a return to the kind of storytelling that made Showdown and Three unforgettable, Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves.
Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally.
If I thought I would enjoy this book, I was wrong. I loved it. I had to put it down about a million times, telling my family I couldn't figure out if they were crazy, if I was crazy. Such a thrilling book, and yet you can't help but see the meaning behind it. Dekker does an excellent job. I haven't ever read anything by him, but I was so surprised by the twists and turns in this book I quickly came to see why so many people love his books.
I couldn't tell one way or the other if they were really crazy and to me that is an excellent book! The way he wove Christ in, and what is perception vs reality was amazing. What we have the power to change. This book will stay with you for a LONG time. Highly recommended!
I was provided a copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
January 22, 2014
Intense, riveting and possible...
Christy Snow, through unlikely but completely possible circumstances, has found herself locked as a patient in a mental health institution. The doctors have given her a new identity, one that she finds herself questioning Ã¢ÂÂ what is her real identity? As she seeks a way to escape the hospital, she travels on a journey through which she and the reader must find their real identities.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Ted Dekker provides the reader with a novel that is both intense and believable. The book gains it power through the use/ style of suspension of disbelief. Dekker allows the reader to take the journey with their Ã¢ÂÂeyes wide openÃ¢ÂÂ, believing that the events unfolding are both true and possible. The story is intense and action filled Ã¢ÂÂ yet, the deeper meanings in the book, as it is a parable, will provide the reader with the opportunity to stop and reflect on their own three levels of identity Ã¢ÂÂ 1.) as it is true, 2.) as it is self-imposed and 3.) as it is imposed by others. However, while as the book required the reader to suspend disbelief, the last sections of the book jar the reader out of the possibility of reality (yet is still riveting). I remain excited to read the next book in the series, Water Walker.
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Eyes Wide Open from Worthy Publishing in exchange for my honest review*
January 20, 2014
Believing spiritual reality or the physical world
Reading Dekker is always an exercise in imagined reality and this book is a superb workout. Like the characters in this novel, we must continually ask ourselves what is more true, what God says about us or what we are seeing and experiencing in the physical world.
Christy and Austin find themselves in a psych ward. Their identity is questioned. The administrator is convincing in declaring them patients. Their treatment is begun. Their world becomes something neither of them could have imagined.
In addition to being a well written and suspenseful novel, there is the prevalent them of what is real and what is presented as real by evil forces. I don't think I have ever read a novel that so graphically portrays the struggle between believing (and living in) spiritual truth and physical circumstances.
This novel was originally released in four sections. The full book is being released this month.
Also, at the end of the book I realized that one character and the background stories of Christy and Austin come from previous books by Dekker. You will not have had to read those to enjoy this novel, however.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
January 10, 2014