Fatal Tide, East Salem Trilogy Series #3
Fast paced thriller
Fatal Tide by Lis Wiehl is the third book in the East Salem trilogy. It starts out very fast paced, and I couldn't put the book down! It picks up right where book two left off. Reese, a 17 year old boy, is in the car with 2 men, trying to get him to safety, when their car is attacked by demons. Reese is the only survivor.
Tommy and Dani are trying to figure out the mystery, and who/what is the dead body in Tommy's pond, and who killed him? And will they be able to stop the plot to contaminate the world's water supplies? And what really is going on at St. Adrian's Academy?
This story has a lot of mystery and intrigue, and yet, a bit of a love story, as you are anxiously waiting to see if Tommy will ever get a chance to ask Dani to marry him. You bite your nails, as Quinn and Cassandra go undercover, to try to help Tommy and Dani solve the mysteries.
I have mixed feelings about this book. Yes, I love the mystery and intrigue. But, some things were just too hard for me to grasp--as in being able to shoot and kill demons, and that demons would show up blue, on an infra red scope. I loved the old Frank Peretti's books, as they would really open your eyes to see that we need to pray--and that when the saints began to pray, the angels would be strengthened, and be able to defeat the demons. In this book--they don't pray to defeat the demons, but shoot them with guns, in a real battle, and not supernaturally. What does Corinthians say about our weapons? They aren't carnal (or physical). I also didn't like the "twinspeak" in the book--where twins can see and speak to each other, even thousands of miles apart.
I received a complimentary copy of the book, Fatal Tide, from BookSneeze and Thomas Nelson, for my honest review.
October 30, 2013
Great book... terrific series!
Lis Wiehl with Pete Nelson have written another top-seller! East Salem Trilogy began with Waking Hours #1 and continued with Darkness Rising #2. The story picks up on December 20th; George Gardener and Julian Villanegre are escorting Reese, a young man home from St. Adrian's, to England at Tommy Gunderson's wishes.
The evil that has taken over St. Adrian's Academy is seeping out into the world. Dani and Tommy continue to battle the unseen forces while protecting those they love and care about. As the demon creatures surround Tommy's home, his love for all thing "techy" helps them see what they are really up against. With Reese's help and others, the true satanic conspiracy becomes clear and the battle lines are drawn.
I once again enjoyed being immersed in the world of good versus evil. Thanks to Lis Wiehl for crafting a wonderful story of God's faithfulness to His children!
I received a complimentary copy of Fatal Tide from BookSneeze and Thomas Nelson for my honest review.
October 17, 2013
Fatal Tide continues the action and wild ride of Dani Harris and Tommy Gunderson began in the first two books, Waking Hours and Darkness Rising. I recommend the other two books be read first so the reader will know what is going on. All the main characters return in this installment with TommyÃ¢ÂÂs bad puns, his aunt RuthÃ¢ÂÂs many guns and librarian smarts and DaniÃ¢ÂÂs no nonsense logic.
One of the students, Reese, from St. AidanÃ¢ÂÂs has escaped and come to TommyÃ¢ÂÂs house looking for help. At first, Reese is reluctant to trust those ensconced in TommyÃ¢ÂÂs house and these members feel the same about Reese. Can they learn to trust each other? Reese wants help finding his identical twin brother and doesnÃ¢ÂÂt trust officials at his school to tell him the truth. What exactly is the mission of The Selected, a group of boys chosen to live apart from the rest of the school population? Reese finds out his brother has been chosen to be part of this group, but Reese has a very bad feeling about this situation.
Tommy and DaniÃ¢ÂÂs romance continues to deepen and Tommy is ready for a permanent commitment. Will things ever settle down so he can get Dani alone to ask her this most important question? The prospects of this happening look grim indeed. Two of their small group are killed, TommyÃ¢ÂÂs house is surrounded while dark by deadly creatures brought from Europe, and they soon learn their time of protection is up on Christmas Eve, which is when the bad guys plan for something big to happen. Quinn is working for the bad guys undercover, so he ferrets out vital information needed to advance the fight of good vs. evil. Cassandra goes undercover as well into the lair of the man in charge of the whole evil operation to see what she can find out.
This plot will hold readers hostage as they wonÃ¢ÂÂt be able to put the book down until theyÃ¢ÂÂre done. There is action, romance, friendships made, family reunited, evil encountered, and faith in God lived out in action and faith discovered by some. The characters for me are like old friends revisited in that we can meet and begin an adventure as if we were never parted. There is a fantastic battle toward the end of the book that is just awesome to read! DonÃ¢ÂÂt miss this book! I highly recommend all three books in this series. Kudos Lis and Pete!
October 9, 2013
Full of mystery, suspense, and excitement
Finally, the last installment of the East Salem series is here. I was so excited when I know it's coming out and couldn't resist myself to get the book immediately. And similar to the 1st and 2nd installment of the series, Lis Wiehl together with Pete Nelson did not fail to surprise me with more suspense and excitement in this final book of the series. The story continues from the ending of the 2nd installment. So it is recommended that you read the series from book 1 onward to understand the whole story.
In this last book, the characters introduced from the 2nd installment were playing more important role, working hand in hand with Tommy and Dani on fighting the demon. The battle started right from the beginning of the book, making me so nervous and at the same time worry for them. In the whole book of more than 300 pages, many things happened and the time span was only 5 days, detailing the role of each person played and the dangerous of their actions in the whole battle. The authors have shown excellent skills on weaving the emotion, suspense, and twist and turns of the events into the story. I would say there is no single hero in the whole battle, everyone plays an important role in fighting the demon. And of course, God already has his plan for everyone in this whole thing.
I love this series very much. The whole series is full of mystery, suspense, excitement and definitely a page turner. And I love the ending too. I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Note: I receive the ARC of this book from the publisher through BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
October 9, 2013