Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law

Spirit Fighter (Son of Angels, #1)
Book Description:
Your mom always said you were an angel. What if she was right? Jonah Stone has always thought of himself as average, but in seventh grade he learns a fascinating family secret, and his world turns upside down. Jonah’s mom is a nephilim, the daughter of a human and a fallen angel, which makes Jonah one-quarter angel. When his mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, it’s up to Jonah and his sister Eliza to rescue her. Guided by prayer and a guardian angel, Jonah and Eliza embark on an epic adventure through the streets of New York and come to understand that God plans in ways they never could have imagined. Spirit Fighter, Book 1 in the Son of Angels: Jonah Stone series, is an imaginative adventure that is based on scripture in the book of Genesis.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book.  Jonah is an average seventh grader, or maybe below average....at least that is what he thinks.  After a terrible day, he prays to God and is amazed by the ability that he develops.  He tells his father, a preacher, and it comes out that his mother is a half angel.  She is the daughter of her mother and 'one of the fallen', which makes Jonah and his two siblings quarterlings.  His mother is kidnapped shortly after this revelation and he and his sister are the ones who must rescue her.
I really liked how close this family was.  The father and mother may have kept secrets from the kids but when revealed the kids handled it well and it was done for their benefit.  Jonah had to grow up quickly as did his sister Eliza but they had been raised with faith and understanding.  I love how faith was woven through the book as an central part.  It wasn't just an off to the side part, it was the main part.  The author did a great job showing how beautiful and enticing evil can be.  I look forward to reading more in this series! I rate this a 4/5.  I think teens/preteens would enjoy it as well as many adults.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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