Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Zondervan Blog Tour: Back Before Dark

Author: Tim Shoemaker

Genre: Kids, adventure, mystery

Series: It’s the sequel to Code of Silence

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8

Type: Fiction

Number of pages: 376

Time period: Present

Publisher and price: Zonderkidz, $14.99

My overall opinion: It was a good book, fairly fast-paced – something was always happening. It was chock full of daring adventures, daring but believable, and almost all carried out by kids. It was exciting, and easy to read. The characters were well-drawn and easy to understand. The whole book was pretty believable, actually. I ended up feeling like it was a little long – not unbelievable, not that the story was slow…just that it went on and on, and I guess I got a little bored with it. It didn’t end up being a favorite book for me, but I wouldn’t have any issues with recommending it to others. I would especially recommend it for tweens and teens.

Comes out March 19!

**Zondervan Publishers supplied me with this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to post a positive review, nor was I paid in any way other than the book.**


Rissi said...

Sounds like a great read for younger readers which in today's society is rare. Just because a novel is for YA/Teens, doesn't automatically make it age-appropriate. It's sad really. :)

Charity U said...

Yes, Rissi, I'd say it was certainly age-appropriate. You're right about it being harder to find that...I reviewed a book called "Graceling" a while back. Well-written, fun to read...but blatantly showed that living together instead of marrying was fine. Ummm, NO! Written for elementary kids too. It was sad. :(