8/20/12

Jak and the Scarlet Thread by Nathan J. Anderson

Sizzling Summer Reads

Welcome to the Sizzling Summer Reads hosted by Literary Addicts. This Event takes place August 20 - Sept 2 Each blog participating will have a book related giveaway worth at least $10.



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Summary:

DEATH.  It’s the one experience everyone will share – except for Jak Hamelton, at least that’s what the plaque promised.

Three words whirl Jak to a particular garden paradise where a treacherous interaction between Man, Woman and a snake usher death and evil into the world. When a mysterious benefactor named El offers Jak the opportunity to bring the dead back to life and live forever, it sounds like an impossible dream. But after Jak’s grandfather unexpectedly begins aging backwards, it appears the dream just might be reality.


However, the weapon Jak’s been given to defeat death and evil doesn’t even work yet, and the serpent Beelz isn’t willing to give up the Earth without a fight. Besides that, there’s the poison…


Is it really true that the dead can live forever? What will it take to restore paradise?


Jak and the Scarlet Thread is the first of a series of young  adult/tween Biblical fantasy adventure books that will take readers through the entire Bible, starting with the tumultuous first nine chapters of Genesis. The author's goal is to help people discover God and his ultimate rescue plan as it unfolds through the ordinary people and extraordinary events of Scripture.



About the Author:

Nathan lives in Eau Claire, WI with his wife, four kids, and a menagerie of animals. In addition to writing, he produces a nightly kids radio show called Nite Lite on WHEM 91.3 FM that airs Sunday-Thursdays at 7:30 during the school year. Before journeying into writing, speaking and radio, Nathan spent ten years as a youth and children’s pastor in Wisconsin and Minnesota. You can find more information about Nathan and the projects he is working on at his website, www.nathanjanderson.net










Review/Thoughts:

The book is a really good way of interpreting and retelling the beginning of the Bible in Genesis.    The author's style of writing draws readers in and my son could not put it down once he started reading.   There is a lot of suspense and engaging characters;  my son's three favorite characters were Gramps, Man, and Mr. Nettor.  Gramps reminded my son of his own granddad who was loving and compassionate.  Gramps looked out for Jak and Tess and never gave up.  Man was childish and innocent and it was humorous the way he interacted with the other characters.  And Mr. Nettor was a cowardly old man who did not believe anything unless he saw it for himself.

Overall, it has a great message, although my son thought it was a little bit preachy.   He is looking forward to reading the second book and finding out what happens next (without giving any spoilers away, this book had in my son's words, a bit of a "Matrix" ending).  


Giveaway:

One reader will sign a signed copy of Jak and the Scarlet Thread!


Just use the Rafflecopter form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  If you do not do the mandatory entries, your entries will not count. 

Giveaway Ends 9/3/12 at 12:01 AM EST One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. If mandatory entry is not completed, additional entries will not count.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.   Sponsor is responsible for delivery of prize; The Attic Girl will not be liable for undelivered prizes.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for review.  No other compensation was received.  Thank you to Nathan J. Anderson for generously giving away a copy to one of my readers!


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19 comments:

Natasha said...

I would keep it for myself. Thanks for the chance to win!

BrandyDull said...

I would keep it. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

Rachel said...

I would give it to my nephew Jorge :)

Cryscringle said...

I would keep it for myself haha :)

Jennifer Clay said...

I would give this to my mom. Thanks!

Julie Rupert said...

I would read it myself first, then pass it to a friend. julierupert@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd probably keep it.
Kathy Ross
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nrlymrtl said...

I would give it to my husband.....after I finished reading it myself. Or, if he is quick, he can read it first.

Brandy Mccollum said...

Uhm...I would be a little selfish and keep it for myself :) But barring that my younger sister Thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

I'd read it first then give it to my local library.
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aLilLacey said...

My mom! She hasn't read anything in awhile and could use something new Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

jcwega27 said...

i will keep it
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Renée said...

I will read it myself and maybe save it for my son :)

desitheblonde said...

i read it andhenit to amember of the gobs member who like to read bookds

Lana Bradstream said...

This would be for me!

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Teresa Thompson said...

I would keep it.

Krystle (Baking Beauty) said...

I'd give it my mom :)

Karen Arrowood said...

After reading it myself, I would give it to a friend of mine who is also an avid reader.

Daniel M said...

me, need some new things to read - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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