Forbidden: The Book of Mortals Book 1

Title: Forbidden

Author: Ted Dekker & Tosca Lee

Published: September 13, 2011 by Faith Winds

Price: $7.99 on Kindle.


Blurb: Many years have passed since civilization’s brush with apocalypse. The world’s greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace… and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Review: I..I do try to finish these books, guys. I really do. There’s just…some books that I can’t seem to…get through and this was one of them.

I’ve tried to read Ted Dekker’s stuff, I feel like he might even be considered the Steven King of Christian Fiction, however…as I expected, I was just so bored.

Now, I have read through one book of Ted Dekker’s, Boneman’s Daughters and I actually finished that one. I wish I had been reviewing books back when I read that sucker, but alas. I bring this book up because, what these two books have in common is that the writing does not manage to make me want to keep reading.

I can’t remember why I read through Boneman’s Daughter, but apparently it was the best thing I’d read from this author. It just seems to me that the author doesn’t really write with any emotion, or if there is emotion, it’s just fear.

It’s like just one note, held for a long period of time. At first, it seems alright, but then you’re left thinking ‘when’s everything else going to come in?’

I got to chapter 4 in a couple of days, when it usually takes me a couple minutes and then I’d have to set it down for some such reason and….I would forget about it. A book isn’t supposed to do that…It’s not supposed to be forgotten like that. Which is why this is a DNF for me.

The plot was an interesting one, I guess, but nothing really stood out and hooked me in like I wanted and expected.

Thank you for reading my review.


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