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“Enjoyed this book! Healers from beyond.”Johnny Yak wrote this review Tuesday, October 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“it was an ok book to read over the summer.”Nina wrote this review Sunday, August 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I got this book for free, in exchange of an honest review.
What I liked about this book:
I liked Allison’s nature-the reason she saw beauty in everyone around her was because she was a good person.
The book managed to be Christian fiction without being preachy.
All of the medical procedures/actions were described well- not too much to weigh a layman down but enough to make it sound authentic.
What I did not like:
the name of the sect of the bad guys
how Allison seemed to stay in denial about her powers
how she was fine with both Chase and Brody when she knew they were covering up something-not natural for a teenager.
how she never believed the dreams were premonitions or whatever.
I would have liked a little bit more detail about the whole Daryn thing- who possessed him, what did they want etc.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the next in this series! The characters were so intense at times, vulnerable, yet strong. I am not even totally sure how to categorize this, with its mystic overtones, spiritual overtones, paranormal overtones! LOVED IT!”Dianne wrote this review Sunday, July 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wonderful story. Totally original and new. ”Sailon wrote this review Thursday, July 21, 2011. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. When I first started reading it I was uncertain if it was a love story, paranormal, Christain fiction or what. As it turned out it was all of the above. With twists and turns that will keep you interested and charactors that are exceptional and very lovable, you'll be drawn into this mysterious world.
I am now eager to find out the rest of Allison, Brody and Clark's story. I suppose if I complaint about the book, it would be where the book ended. ”
“This was a freebie from Amazon, and I was skeptical to download it, but I LOVED this book. I think that the Author did a great job at keeping the readers interested. Even when I wasn't reading the book, I was thinking about the book, the characters. I can't wait to see what the next novel is going to bring!!”~MsShawn~ wrote this review Monday, June 27, 2011. ( reply | view 1 replies | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Warrior of the Cross is the story of Allison, a young woman who's eager to learn all about curing the ill by starting a hospital placement in Galveston. Medicine has always been part of Allison's life, not just because her family's involved with it, but also because she possesses psychic abilities that involve drawing Allison to a sick person like a magnet, literally urging her to touch those dying in her compulsion to cure them, which she does through her touch that usually leaves her distraught, faint and weak.
Allison's ability to alert her of oncoming danger has kept her awake for the past few weeks. At this point, she doesn't know that it's just a premonition, just like the one she had when her brother, Brion, almost died from internal bleeding after a fall from a cliff. But this time, it's not about saving someone else; it's about saving her own life.
Meeting Clark, her new roommate with whom she feels a strong connection, a bond if you will, Allison thinks she's finally found someone she can trust, someone who might just turn into her first real love. But Clark isn't just any good-looking guy, and the monthly agreement involving amenities suitable for a mansion sounds just too good to be true. After setting foot on a sect's sacred ground, something happens inside Allison and her abilities break loose. Soon, Allison realises she might just be one of the disciples that very sect has tried to annihilate for centuries.
I thought Warrior of the Cross was a fantastic read with a great story and a believable voice. Allison wasn't the usual whiney character we often meet in YA and paranormal literature nowadays. She had fears like everyone else, but she also had a strength in her that allowed her to be there for her dying brother and her emotionally suffering sister going through the motions of a divorce. I liked Allison's empathy for others, but also the fact that she wasn't oblivious to danger. This made her seem real and clever to me.
The twist involving Allison's true heritage was interesting. There were plenty of clues throughout the story, but I didn't see its magnitude until the very end.
All in all, a great read. ”