Saturday, December 12, 2009

Review: Blind Sight by James H. Pence

Blind Sight (Moving Fiction) Blind Sight by James H. Pence

My rating: 4.25/5.0

Blind Sight has been re-published this year along with the release of Terror By Night, a non-fiction book that is based on event and the aftermath and how one man was affected by a page from Blind Sight.

I'm glad it's been republished because that landed it on my doorstep to be reviewed and participate in a blog tour.

This is a story of one man and how he is affected by events in his past and events occurring in the present. When he is contacted by kids of a friend from college, he is drug into a life on the run to find the children's mother and to stop a cult that is slowly infiltrating the country.

I loved reading this from the different point of views. Thomas Kent, the main character, Dana, the girl who is being initiated in the cult, Sawyer Wynne, who created the cult, Michelle and Micah, the twins on the run from the cult and Justine the mother who escaped the cult. All point of views are great and contribute well to the story.

I like getting the story of the cult the most and how it was given in little pieces here and there, it was fascinating and well-plotted. The action story line with Thomas and the children was also well-done and I enjoyed watching how the various storylines intersected.

Not too contrived and full of action - this is a story to enjoy. Christianity is a part of it, but it's not preachy. It's just a man who was a Christian trying to make sense of things. It adds to the story and does not take away from it.

See my tour post for more information about the author and the book.

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Library Loot - December 11

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

It's been another good week for books from the library - if I would quit blog surfing so much my library pile would actually diminish, but that would be no fun at all!  And since I'm home on recovery I need plenty to read, and I have plenty to read this week.

New Additions to the pile (click on the pictures for more information from Goodreads):

The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon, #3)The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown - just getting this one, I think I was 50-something on the list at the library shortly after it came out (we can't reserve before the library has it), but I was in no hurry.  Now I have Decoding The Lost Symbol by Simon Cox to read and review after I finish The Lost Symbol.

The Gift 
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern - Christmas reading and I have been meaning to read one of her books - this kills two birds with one stone :)

Into the Beautiful North: A NovelInto the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea - this is one of those books I probably would not have found without the blogging world. It looks to be a very interesting book.

Unhallowed GroundUnhallowed Ground by Heather Graham - I love her books and this one looks to be good.

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments, #3)City of Glass by Cassandra Clare - I still have the second in this series to read in my library pile from before, but I loved the first one so I know I will speed through the next two.

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson - Loved The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo so I am anxious to read the next installment in the series.

June BugJune Bug by Chris Fabry - I saw this one on several blogs awhile back and thought it looked good and he would be a new author for me.

Breathless: A Novel Breathless by Dean Koontz - I'm still a Dean Koontz fan - he writes great thrillers that I can't put down and I was one of the first on the list for this one.

Wings (Wings, #1)Wings by Aprilynne Pike - this is another one I saw a lot on the blogs awhile back and I just recently discovered it on the library's online catalog.

I am also trying to learn to knit, so I checked out several knitting books to help teach me.  We'll see how that goes.  I think I have the hang of casting on and the knit stitch, but the others I am still learning.  But it's a lot of fun and it's easy to do while watching tv shows on dvd with DH at night.