Mainly the only thing that I liked about this novel was the potential. I know that sounds bad, but I read so many books like this with similar contentMainly the only thing that I liked about this novel was the potential. I know that sounds bad, but I read so many books like this with similar content, but this one did not really grab me like the other ones. The one thing that I really disliked was the writing style, it did not persuade me to continue reading, cause nothing stood out to me. I grew up with a lot of church drama,so it was not the stereotypes in a black church that bothered me,but it was mainly how it was unoriginal. I thought it was going to be alot like Kimberly Lawson, but this was a poor attempt to be a great novel but this turned out very underwhelming.
I am familiar with elect ladies or missionaries in my pentecostal upbringing, but this one failed to interest me in any way.
Oh well, it could have been better with a decent writing style or a strong protagonist. ...more
Mireille has a loving husband and a darling son,but when they are taken away from her she regrets that she took her perfect life for granted. ViolentlMireille has a loving husband and a darling son,but when they are taken away from her she regrets that she took her perfect life for granted. Violently attacked by a kidnapper, she thinks that there is nothing worth living for, knowing that they could be dead for all she knows. Yet apart of her wants to fight for them, hoping that she will once see them alive. However, she is beaten and bruised by her culprit, but when she finds out that she has a chance of escape, she tries to hold on to her dignity. Away from her, her husband tries to convince her father-in law that his daughter is in deep danger. The only problem is that this is standard procedure, a life of ransom in trade of someone..only this is his daughter.
Forced against her will, she is forced to do obscene acts in the hands of her kidnapper. Tracking back her Haitian roots, she starts to realize that her life was never ideal to begin with. Forsaken by her father at a young age, while he was present it was only to accommodate his dirty work. Mireille is in the fight of his life in this epic thriller about love, hope and redemption.
This was the hardest book to rate, in reasons that I am about to explain. Firstly, I loved the book,it was very fast paced, and thrilling, it kept you at the end of your seat. Secondly, loved the racial elements of Haitians, it was something new and original with thrillers. Whether they are not criminally driven or not, it was a nice touch. However,my main problem was that it was way too wordy, like it could have ended awhile ago. I felt that some parts were just repetitive, hence me skimming pages..ALOT. Now why the five stars then? Honestly it BARELY got there cause of the captivating story, usually I am not as lenient with thrillers. However, besides it being so long and the WTH(What the hell), ending, it was a great book I will recommend....more
I have to admit that the only reason why I decided to read this was the title. The cover as well, it was very luring and mildly scary,thus I was excitI have to admit that the only reason why I decided to read this was the title. The cover as well, it was very luring and mildly scary,thus I was excited to read a great book about exorcism. Before I review this book, I have to mention that I grew up in a very religious household. Demonic activity was active in regards to the supernatural, God and things of that nature. I have seen demons get cast out and have had previous experience with demons. Regardless of whether one adheres the existence of demons or not, it is one of those things that you either believe or not, hardly will you fall in between.
Now on to the book, this book started off pretty strong but then it went downhill after the prologue. The author simply scratched the surface with the content, it was not really about exorcism or the consequences of it, it was dancing around the issue. If that makes sense, it just was not all that captivating for me to continue reading. Either that or I read over it, cause I wanted to intrigue me to read right away.
Two for the subject matter but could not read through any more inconsistencies....more