I bought this series for my 15 year old daughter who is an avid reader. I have had trouble convincing her that christian books can be just as interesting and exciting as secular books. She has read many secular books that her friends have recommended to her but I wanted her to read Christian ones. She loves this series and has even lent them to her friends to read! Finally I think I have her convinced!
I read this book to see if it was ok to put into my church library. At first the story started out slow and hoped that the pace and story line would pick up a bit. Then the story got exciting and did not disapoint. I think it is a great addition to the library and would reccomend it for any tween reader.
When I first found this book in my local Christian bookstore, I thought the title sounded interesting, and I read the first chapter. When my mom had found what she wanted and asked me to leave, I couldn't put it down. I refused to leave without buying it. I read and read, without stopping for hours. I swear I didn't even sleep until I had read it all the way to the very last page. When I was finished, I needed to read the next. Now I own everyone of this series and recommend it to ANYONE who loves a mystery. It's thrilling and exciting and there's no book better than this!
We bought the series for our two teen-aged children but we all fought over who got to read them first. The adults lost! The author does a good job of going back and forth in time in order to build the intensity. I especially like how the suspense is held even at the end of this first book, which, of course makes you want to read the next.