Saturday, December 14, 2013

Review - The Others by Kristin Bryant @kbryant1020

The Others
by Kristin Bryant

Goodreads blurb:  A dangerous adventure to save a distant world Ryen is just a normal guy trying to do his job. Unfortunately, that job includes trying to save his distant world on the brink of disaster.

Ryen is on a mission to Earth to find the answers to his distant world's most critical questions. While searching the Yucatan Peninsula for a mythic figure-a savior-who would live a perfect life and ultimately die to save their souls, Ryen meets Savannah, a beautiful woman hiding a painful past. On their dangerous adventures together through the untamed jungles of Mexico, he can't help but fall in love with her. As his time runs out, Ryen must decide if he is willing to give up everything he has ever known and loved to stay on Earth with Savannah.

The Masters, a powerful clan of corrupt leaders, are plotting to take back Earth, the sacred planet, from the humans. Ryen and Savannah are thrust into the middle of The Masters' plot.

About the Author:  Kristin Bryant graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Education and obtained her Masters of Education from California State University, Fullerton. She now teaches psychology and anthropology for a virtual high school. She lives in Orange County, California with her husband and two sons. Kristin was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in February of 2013. She is continuing her fight and looks forward to the completion of treatment at the end of the year. Her first novel, The Others, will be released September, 2013. 

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! 
***Ebook gifted to me by author for an honest review

The cover definitely does not grab my attention, is very significant to the story.

Okay when I was asked to review the book, I was very busy and did not pin down when I would read this book.  I read the blurb over and over, and it sounded like it would be an okay book.  But nothing was grabbing me into wanting to read it next because sometimes you have to be in the mood.  Wellllll, I’m an idiot!!! I loved this book, and I stayed up until 2am to finish this book because I couldn’t put it down and not know what happened.  This is one of those books that look unremarkable, but don’t be an idiot like me and judge this book before reading it.

This book is amazing!!  I’m astounded by how seamlessly Kristin wove Christianity and aliens together in something that seems plausible.  The main characters are amazing, and this is like all of us who sometimes struggle with our faith and proof.  This book had me crying my eyes out several times, wanting to slap several people, and cheering for successes.  This book has civil unrest, tyranny, corruption, murder, faith, love, friends, and so much more.

Reviews are always the hardest part for me because I’m not good with words.  They never seem good enough to me, but I sort of throw my hands in the air in frustration and go with what I type.  This is why I don’t think I could ever be an author.

Kristin is an amazing writer.  I felt like I was part of the story.  I have no idea whether this is a going to be a series, but I hope so because I wasn’t completely happy at the end not knowing some things and having some suspicions left.  It was completely logical where it ended, but I was silently screaming no at the end because I needed more.

I will keep watching Kristin for more books that I hope will come, and I will keep her in my prayers that she will find her own miracle and beat her cancer once and for all.

I don’t do this often, but I recommend this book to everyone because I think everyone can take something away from reading this book.  I’m not sure with the killing and murder that it is appropriate for YA unless they are mature enough to handle it, but definitely NA and up.

Interested in reading??

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