Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Review ~ RAPTOR 6

Book: RAPTOR 6
Author: Ronie Kendig
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publishing Date: May 1, 2014

I received this book from the author as well as through www.netgalley.com from the publisher for an honest review.

My interest in this book: 

~ Honors the work US Special Forces does, the warriors they are, the sacrifices they make, and the families that support them.
~ Great Characters
~ Excellent Plot
~ Solid, quality writing
~ Great messages of Faith woven into the story
~ Intrigue & Mystery
~ Suspense

Ideas expressed / message / plot: God has called you; Don't back down. Surrender isn't weakness; it's strength.

Favorite quotes:
  "There's a warrior in you, Dean. God only gives that gift to a rare few."

  "Yet...what if the plan she thought was God's ended up vanishing before her eyes? Did it mean she had misunderstood? Or maybe--the niggling she'd had the last six months--there was a bigger plan shielded behind the smaller one that had flopped?" (yep, been there!)

Bookshelf worthy? It's already on mine!

One of these days, someone will turn these books into movies like they deserve to be.

Overall: 4.5 stars

Do you enjoy Tom Clancy? If yes, you'll enjoy this read.
Do you enjoy the Mission Impossible movies with it's "keep you on your toes, pay attention to everything because it all means something" plot? If so, then you'll love this book! Don't wait.

If you've never read a Kendig book before, I might suggest starting with either of her series "Discarded Heroes" or "A Breed Apart" because this one seems to fly even faster than the other books and some people may need to "ease" their way into Kendig's style. Others will be able to plunge right in. Her sentences are either rapid-fire or fully-loaded with content. This is not a "brainless read." However, if you do start with one of the others, do have this one on hand because you'll for sure want more.

What dropped it from 5 to 4.5 stars: Inconsistencies in a couple scenes. It's understandable for how fast your brain is moving. The editor's was probably doing the same. Example: in one scene: "he drops into a squeaky office chair. ... I lift my cup...towards where (he) stands tall at six foot. ... (He comes to his feet)."  So...is he sitting? Standing? I'm confused. Hey, it's gonna happen, I get that. But I'm going to give 5 stars for excellence and this just slipped a couple times too many to remain there. Sorry, Ronie!! I know you worked your can off for this book & I am so honored and proud to recommend any and all of your books to readers because of the honor that you bestow upon our Special Forces. It truly is a calling that not all people can do and you do it beautifully, artfully, realistically, like non-other. Never stop pursuing the gift; we need you to bring it! Thank you.

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