Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Ether: Vero Rising by Laurice E Molinari

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Ether: Vero Rising
Zonderkidz (February 4, 2014)
Laurice E. Molinari


Laurice Elehwany Molinari, a veteran film and TV writer in Hollywood for over two decades, has penned over thirty scripts for various studios and networks. Her very first feature script, written while a fellow at the American Film Institute, became Columbia Picture’s critically acclaimed children’s classic, My Girl. She went on to pen The Brady Bunch Movie and The Amazing Panda Adventure. Laurice lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, where her lifelong love for our heavenly guardians inspired her to write a book about them in the ETHER series.


The Fiercest of Warriors? Vero Leland always suspected he was different from others his own age, ever since his childhood attempts to fly. But he never could have predicted the truth---or how much his life was about to change. Soon after his twelfth birthday, Vero learns he is a guardian angel and is abruptly transported to the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth. Yet before he can be counted among these fierce warriors, Vero must learn to master his growing powers, competing with other angels-in- training and battling demonic creatures known as maltures as well as mythical creatures such as the leviathan. Until his instruction is complete, Vero needs to alternate between the Ether and his regular life. If he survives training and accepts his destiny---a destiny he did not choose---he must leave everything behind, including his family and the life he loves. Meanwhile, an evil is growing---the maltures are rising, and Vero appears to be their target.

Enjoy the book trailer:

If you'd like to read the first chapter of The Ether: Vero Rising, go HERE.

My review:
  There are several juvenile fiction books on the Christian market that have kids that are half angel. It is an intriguing idea, and some of the books are better than others. This book centers around a kid who is 100% angel, a guardian angel, who doesn't know that he is until he turns twelve.

  I've said it before, but I really enjoy a lot of of these juvenile fiction books on the market today. Maybe I am a kid at heart, but this was a really good book that kept me on the edge of my seat. Though the idea of an angel being raised by earthly parents is completely fictional, it made for a great story line and plot, and it was interesting to see through the imagination of the author what it might look like for such an angel to go through training.

 There are some lessons in the book: perseverance, kindness, how we need to treat others good even when they treat us badly.

 The main character, and secondary characters, are very likable, and the author has spun a great tale that should entertain the age group it is intended for, and it is great wholesome and fun reading that parents can give to their kids to read without fear of it being bad.