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Blink by S.A. Jewell

Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me. Ambassador International provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.

Blink by S.A. Jewell

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

(Click the title to find the book description/blurb.)

Jason is on top of his world with a family and a profitable career. Mona Foster has successfully climbed the political ladder all the way to the presidency of the United States. But when people all over the globe go missing one day, Jason, President Foster, and a host of others will see more than their personal worlds crumble in Blink, a novel by author S.A. Jewell.

Yes, I’m familiar with the Left Behind series of bestselling books and the four movies they inspired. And, no, I wasn’t looking for a repeat of what I previously read and saw, but I was curious to see how Blink would handle the biblical apocalypse theme.

This novel doesn’t waste time in getting right to its main material, which I can appreciate. The chapters alternate among a variety of characters in several places and separate but related situations, and on the whole, the story kept me interested.

The opening of the novel is fairly solid. However, the book’s overall style feels rather unnatural and melodramatic, both in the characters’ dialogue and the narration. The characters seem more like “character types” that are necessary for the book’s subject than actual people with depth and nuance. The floating point of view is a bit tricky to follow at times, and several of the story’s arguments and explanations are repetitive. Also, a number of scenes rush over or through important events, and more believable characters might have given those “unbelievable” events a more convincing feel.

Still, ChristFic readers interested in end-times stories may enjoy this novel.


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