Blog Tour: Shadow Chaser (Son of Angels #3) by Jerel Law (review)

shadow chaserShadow Chaser (Son of Angels #3)
written by Jerel Law
published by Thomas Nelson

find it here: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I had previously read, and enjoyed, the first two books in this series, Spirit Fighter and Fire Prophet. (See my reviews here and here.) I jumped at the chance to participate in the blog tour hosted by YA Bound(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: 
I did enjoy this book. It was a bit slow in the beginning, but I was completely hooked by the end. By about halfway through, I read every free chance I had.

We are with the Stone kids – Jonah, Eliza, and Jeremiah – at Angel School in New York City again. This a new term following a brief break. Jonah finds himself tested beyond belief in Shadow Chaser. This is the story of Job. Jonah’s faith and trust in Elohim is tested.

As I said above, the beginning of this book was slow. It took me a bit to really get into this book. Because I was really looking forward to this installment of the Son of Angels series, I kept reading. I’m glad I did. The second half/last third of this book really had me glued to my book. I wanted to figure out what was happening to Jonah. I wanted to see how the quarterlings fared in their examinations.

Were there parts of this book that reminded me of other very popular middle grade/YA series? Yes. I couldn’t help but think of the Tri-Wizard Tournament from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire during the practical examinations that the quarterlings went through. I’m not upset that this came to mind. Shadow Chaser is in no way a copy of Goblet nor is it a close imitation. Shadow Chaser is different but it just brought that book to mind as I was reading parts. That happens to me quite often while I’m reading books. Something will inevitably remind me of another book that I have read. That’s not a bad thing.

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Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book if you have read the first two books – Spirit Fighter and Fire Prophet. Do not read Shadow Chaser if you haven’t read the first two books.

Will I read it again: I will probably read this entire series again once my kids are old enough to read it. I can’t wait for the fourth book in this series.

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About the book – from Goodreads: 
Join part angel Jonah Stone as he faces his biggest challenge yet!

Many months have passed since part angel siblings Jonah, Eliza, and Jeremiah Stone began their angelic training. As part angels, or “quarterlings,” the siblings joined other children of nephilim to begin honing their special powers.

In this third installment in the Son of Angels series, Jonah’s story comes to resemble a modern-day Job as he’s faced with trials that affect his health, strength, relationships, and most-prized possessions. As he and the other quarterlings prepare for mid-term exams, their powers are tested once again in the most fierce battle against Abaddon’s forces yet. Will Jonah’s faith in Elohim continue to persevere as he fights Abaddon in his hardest battle yet?

Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the first Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the Kane Chronicles, the Secret Series, and other middle-grade series packed with action, adventure, and supernatural fights. But the message is solidly based in Scripture, conveying God is always in control.

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About the author: Jerel Law is a gifted communicator and pastor with seventeen years of full-time ministry experience. He holds his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (go Tarheels!), and a master of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jerel began writing fiction as a way to encourage his children’s faith to come alive. He lives in North Carolina with his family. Spirit Fighter is his first novel.

Find Mr. Law here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

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Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!