Wednesday, May 23, 2012

CSFF Blog Tour: Beckon by Tom Pawlik...

About the book:
Author: Tom Pawlik
Genre: Fiction/Suspense /SciFi/Christian/
Reader Age Range: 16+ (Just my opinion)
Page Count:402

Some things weren’t meant to be discovered.  But once they’re unleashed, there’s no turning back.
Beneath the town of Beckon, a terror hides, lurking in the darkness.  Waiting.
Three people are drawn to the small Wyoming town for very different reasons.  Anthropologist Jack Kendrick comes looking for clues to his father’s disappearance.  Police officer Elina Gutierrez arrives in the near-deserted town on the trail of her missing cousin.  And George Wilcox is lured by the promise of a cure for his wife’s illness.
All are looking for answers.  But as they draw closer to discovering the town’s chilling secret, the real question becomes. . .
Will their quest uncover a miracle, or release an unspeakable evil?

My Review:
Now I haven’t completely finished this book, so I can’t give it, nor you a fair review. But I can tell you what I think of it so far.

Beckon is a story I normally wouldn’t read, due to it oddness, but at the same time it intrigued me. The story line is interesting, in a way unique, and not quite what you would expect. The characters are likable enough, and each are different, but none were really any favorites.

I usually read before going to bed... it helps wind down my busy mind. Beckon kinda freaked me out and kept me awake. The book just had a creepy feel about it... something I really didn't like. Also because of what the characters were going through. Haha... my sister Hayley works in a cave and I sort of hate it. They are just creepy, gloomy, and dark. I must say I'm glad to be born above ground. I only went below ground when my sister somehow persuaded me to go on a five hour spelunking adventure with her... what was I thinking. Thank you God I will never do that again ;-) Mr. Pawlik describes caves very, very, well... I wonder if he enjoys spelunking?

The book itself is nice looking. The cover art is simple, but fits the book well. Tyndale makes neat feeling books (I know this sounds odd, but feel one of their books and you will get my point). The font was a really nice size and I liked the gray image and quotes at the beginning of each part, within the book.

Do I recommend this book... I’m not quite sure. I haven’t finished it all yet and it’s not a book that I’ve loved. So why don’t you check out a few of the other tour members and make that choice yourself.

Here is a few that I stopped by that you might enjoy...

Becky Miller wrote an excellent post on others “different” opinions on Beckon... be sure to check it out...

Julie Bihn wrote a very detailed review... be sure to take a look. Her blog is lovely too!

Theresa Dunlap wrote a nice review. Not too long, but filled with good information on the book.

Jason Joyner also wrote a great review on reasons why he didn't like Beckon...

Here is the authors website and link to the Beckon page (He has a pretty cool book trailer there) --->

Here is a link to purchase Beckon

Be sure to check out the what the other tour member for this month are saying about Beckon..."> Noah Arsenault"> Julie Bihn"> Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher"> Beckie Burnham"> Brenda Castro"> Theresa Dunlap"> Nikole Hahn"> Ryan Heart"> Bruce Hennigan"> Janeen Ippolito"> Becky Jesse"> Jason Joyner"> Carol Keen"> Leighton"> Rebekah Loper"> Katie McCurdy"> Shannon McDermott"> Karen McSpadden"> Rebecca LuElla Miller"> Nissa"> Joan Nienhuis"> Faye Oygard"> Crista Richey"> Kathleen Smith"> Jessica Thomas"> Steve Trower"> Fred Warren"> Shane Werlinger

 In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  I was not required to write a positive review. Thank you Tyndale!

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