Thursday, December 27, 2012
Jill Williamson's The New Recruit ~ Reviewed
The Mission League - Mission 1: Moscow
By Jill Williamson
Marcher Lord Press
Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club. These guys mean business. Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.
Looking for some snappy, snarky, teenage fun? This is the book for you...even if your teenage years are a faint blur in your rearview mirror.
Unlikely hero Spencer Garmond goes on quite the adventure all the way over to Russia. Surrounded by wannabe missionaries, this bad boy breaks every rule there is, in a lovable fashion, of course. I loved being privy to Spencer's off-the-cuff thoughts. That's what really made this character one of my favorites.
But don't let all the adolescent shenanigans fool you into thinking this is a fluffy read. Author Jill Williamson tucks in some hard-hitting spiritual truths amidst the teenage angst and suspenseful plot.
The only down side to the book was some noticeable editing glitches...misplaced quotation marks and a missing period or two. Even so, don't hesitate to pick this one up for yourself or for a teen you know, boy or girl. Either, and you, will love it.
Reviewed by: Michelle Griep