3 THINGS THAT STRANGER THINGS TEACHES US ABOUT STORYTELLING

The attention for the Netflix original series, Stranger Things, might’ve cooled down since the hiatus before the upcoming season 3, but I haven’t stopped thinking about the show. As I was playing the soundtrack, I started thinking about some things the first two seasons taught me about storytelling.

While the show isn’t for everyone, and I’m no way saying for my followers to go watch it, I’m a fan of the show–so far. I’m disclaiming merely because I have no idea what season 3 will hold and am no way condoning the unknown. I enjoyed the first two seasons because they had soo many great lessons to learn… as a writer. What are those things I’ve learned? It is time for…

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE WILD

Do not be afraid to write anything, period, about anything, ever (as long as God says it is OK, ha). What do I mean? I mean that 1.) There’s nothing new under the sun. 2.) So WRITE WILD.

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It is OK to be cliche sometimes! Cliches in Stranger Things included: big bad things, little town. Big bad government with lots of secrets. The nerds/geeks get bullied all the time. Most of the parents (EXCEPT JOYCE! SHE IS QUEEN!) have no idea what is going on. Are cliches always good? Nah. But guess what? They don’t always lessen the quality of fiction. The cliches in Stranger Things didn’t make things less realistic. So why are writers so afraid of being cliche sometimes? Cliches aren’t the enemy, y’all.

It is OK to be wild and strange! Writers are creative beings. The sky is the limit! Some strange things Stranger Things had was: how diverse the cast was (kids/teens/adults all in one inter-woven story? yes please). Not everyone made it out alive. Not every main character was even likable or had heroic motives. The monsters weren’t cliche-scary. The spiritual ties were very real. Don’t be afraid to get wild, creative, inventive, crazy–just go for it. Don’t be afraid if it isn’t very ‘realistic’. If you’re writing spec-fic, fantasy, etc, you’re job is to twist reality. So go twist reality!

 

DON’T UNDERMINE YOUR AUDIENCE

If you’re a writer who markets your own books, you know how important it is to find your target audience. Stranger Things had a broad audience, since the characters are in three groups: middle schoolers, highschoolers, and adults. The story built off of the other groups because no one could find all of the puzzle pieces alone. It took all of them to push the story onward. Where am I going with this? 

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Let’s be real. A YA marketed novel probably isn’t going to be picked up by many mature adults. An adult mystery novel probably won’t be picked up by a teenager. The obvious reason is because different audiences want different things.

While it is important to know your audience and give them what they want, don’t undermine them. Don’t think “They came for a YA romance, so I can only write a bunch of fluff or a bunch of angst.” Don’t worry so much to fill your check-list of ‘This Is What My Audience Wants’ that you fall flat and don’t write your story. Challenge your reader. Give them something to think about. If you’re writing a romance, make it a bit more than that. If you’re writing a mystery, make it more than that, too. Stranger Things was a hit because it mixed in more than one subplot and focused on the heart of the story, challenging readers to think.

 

DON’T CLOSE THE (CURIOSITY) DOOR

Think of your favorite book or TV show. Why is it a favorite? What theme clings to you? What character shined brightly? Did the story make you laugh, cry, etc? WHY? Why did things stick with you, and what would you have done differently? Storytelling is a craft, a gift, something that is inside you, but it will never be perfected. Humans aren’t perfect. So don’t strive to be. Don’t write the perfect story. Write your story. Write a good one. 

Stranger Things tapped into many important story telling techniques: strong character motivations, building anticipation and foreboding future situations, and using sensory details to capture people’s attentions. While writers can’t use an epic soundtrack to set a mood or portray emotions through lighting, we can use sensory details, spatial description, and set the mood in other ways. We can keep learning, exploring, and experiencing new things–it all helps. If you want your reader to remember your story, or get them to laugh, or get them to cry, or get them to see God’s hope–you have to tell them a story. You aren’t writing a nonfiction book or a police report or a recipe. You’re writing a story. And it isn’t easy. It takes effort, work, blood, sweat tears. You might wonder how much longer you can rewrite the same story.

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But keep that door open. Keep faith in God, yourself, and the power of your story! Don’t skimp out on building up a scene. Don’t bog readers with information, but give just enough description where they want more. Don’t make a character give too many secrets, but make the reader wish they did. There is power in storytelling. So give it thought, and when it comes down to it, trust God to show you when the story is complete. Not perfect, not the new bestseller, not the next C.S. Lewis–but finished. You told your story the best you could, glorified God, and it is enough. Somebody needs your story. And that’s why we tell them.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this post, friend! Feel free to leave your own thoughts (or, if you’ve seen the show, fangirl with me).

 

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God bless,

Ang

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MOST ANTICIPATED INDIE READS OF 2019

The rise of Indie books is an amazing thing to watch take flight. 2018 held many amazing Indie releases, and I’m sure 2019 will be just as good, if not BETTER. So buckle up–I’ll be listing my most anticipated Indie reads of 2019!

 

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KEES AND COLLIERS SERIES by KELLYN ROTH

Blurbs can be found on Kellyn’s Goodreads! 

This series is one that Kellyn is relaunching and adding to–basically, it is even better this time around, and I cannot wait to see these beauties released into the wild. Romance, drama, historical fiction, a kiddo MC–so much neat stuff. (And there’s a dog? So how much better can a series get?) 

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Releasing: summer 2019

 

EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING by BRIAN McBRIDE

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Haunted by the last question their mother ever asked them before she passed away, the Greyson brothers struggle to cope with their grief and adjust to life after tragedy.

Semi-popular sixteen-year-old Liam spends his nights performing as the lead singer of his high school indie pop/rock band, Liam and the Landmarks. But something happened to Liam two years ago at his friend’s house – a secret Liam will take to his grave. But in small towns like Summit, Colorado, secrets always seem to find their way out.

Twenty-four-year-old Ezra thought that he could cure his grief when he left Summit behind for a prestigious art school in Chicago, but things only got worse. Now a college dropout working at a gas station mini mart, he turns to alcohol, prescription painkillers, and meaningless one-night stands. But Ezra can’t run forever – life always catches up with you.

With striking and abrasively honest dual-perspective narratives, EVERY BRIGHT AND BROKEN THING illustrates the unbreakable bond between brothers and the power in coming home.

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Having beta read draft 2 and draft 3, I can honestly say this book is one of my all time favorites. Why? Because instead of avoiding hard topics, it tackles the pain and gritty realism of life–and offers hope. It is electrifying. 

Releasing: later this year

 

MARTIN LEGACY, by ABIGAYLE CLAIRE

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I will be buying Martin Hospitality soon, and already know I can’t wait to read the second book. Why? Because I’m a part of Abi’s street team and GAH THE SNIPPETS, Y’ALL. I can’t wait for this book–and also, I can’t wait to have both books on my shelf, because aesthetic.

Releasing: fall 2019

 

BELOVED by KAITLYN KRISPENSE

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Life hurts. 

Cara Richards just doesn’t care anymore. Alone, and unloved, she decides that there’s only one response to the nightmare that has become her life. 

When an unwelcome intervention disrupts Cara’s plans, her life is changed in a way that she never imagined. Regardless of how tough she believes herself to be, she’s unprepared for another foster family. She’s even less prepared for five foster brothers, one of whom is convinced that God is the answer to all of her problems. Though she prides herself on a resilient heart, her life continues to spiral into a world full of questions.

Is death really the answer? Does God actually care? Can everyone truly be loved, no matter what?

I cannot wait for Kaitlyn’s debut! It is gonna be SO SWEET. I’ve enjoyed snippets on her blog for sometime now!

Releasing: September 2019

 

A SOLDIER’S FREEDOM by FAITH POTTS

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Having just returned to American soil from the desert sands of the Middle East, James Greene is done with his life. ‘Double amputee’ doesn’t seem like a strong enough phrase to label the physical and emotional pain he bears. Add the lack of love and communication with his family members, and he can find nothing worth living for. Ending it all is the only way out. 
Alexandria Lorance is a not-so-ordinary physical therapist, content with aiding in her patients’ recoveries. Her work gives her fulfillment, but alone in the silence, she still feels the hurt of hidden scars from a past unhealthy relationship. Reminding herself that true healing is found in Christ alone, she seeks to show kindness and love to everyone she meets.When these two broken ones’ paths intersect, the spark of friendship is ignited, bringing hope and joy to both. Would it be wrong to move forward to more than just friendship? 
A soldier, broken by war. A therapist, scarred by words. A chance meeting on a rooftop bonded them together. But can love grow in these two hurting hearts? Or are they truly too broken to ever find lasting happiness? 

Y’ALL, OK, AHHH. Ahem. I’m super excited for this book. I love every book Faith has written because 1) CASTS YOU LOVE? NO MATTER WHAT? 2) endearing/moving themes 3) romance that doesn’t make me wanna shoot myself. I’m sure this book will hold up to my expectations, lol.

Releasing: fall 2019

 

GUIDE ME HOME by MICHAELA BUSH

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Cortland may as well have been turned upside-down.

Morgan Barnes is watching her cousins grow up and get married – left and right, it seems! Feeling like she’s losing time fast, she signs up for Internet dating that quickly turns sour. When she meets Martin, she’s struck by the opportunity to help him. New to Christianity and Cortland, Martin’s grateful for a friend…but a girlfriend? Maybe not so much.

Meanwhile, Lucy and Spencer’s comfortable little world gets upended – and then flipped sideways to boot. Where there was only part of a story, now the other half unfolds. Where there were once childish dreams now resides knowledge unimaginable. And now resides faith, hope, and love – but will the Barnes and Clarkson families see God’s plan for the lattermost of all? 

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The Faith, Hope, and Love series is one of my top favorite romance series of all time. Clean, wholesome romance? Yes, please! I look forward to book 3 this year because of the new character, Martin, who JUST AHHH. SO GOOD. Y’all gotta check this series out.

Releasing: sometime in 2019

 

TALES OF AMBIA SHORT STORIES by ALLISON TEBO

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So, while the amazing Allison plans on publishing some short stories for the Tales of Ambia, they aren’t named. I am SO PUMPED for this series (The Reluctant Godfather and A Royal Masquerade are absolutely delightful), so I had to mention the upcoming releases this year. 😀

Releasing: sometime during 2019

 

THE DIVIDED NATION by ANGELA R. WATTS

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THE UNITED STATES IS FALLEN. THREE YEARS AFTER THE 2024 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, CIVIL UNREST UNRAVELS INTO TOTAL WAR. MARTIAL LAW DID NOTHING TO STOP THE UPRISING MOBS FROM DESTROYING WHAT IS LEFT OF THE NATION.

IN A SMALL SOUTHERN TOWN, A FAMILY HOLDS ONTO HOPE THAT THEY WILL SURVIVE THE DESTRUCTION. RENE’ FISHER WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES TO PROTECT HER FAMILY. WHEN HER ARMY BROTHER’S ENEMY CATCHES HER, SHE IS FACED WITH A BREAKING DECISION, AND ONLY GANGSTERS CAN SAVE HER.

THE GREATEST MAFIA LEADER OF THE US, MEXICO, AND CANADA, GEORGE JOHNSTON IS A GOD. HOWEVER, HIS SON REBELS AGAINST HIM, AS WELL AS THE SONS OF HIS RIGHT HAND MEN. THE GENERATION RISING CANNOT BE CONTAINED, BUT THEY CAN BE DESTROYED.

Haha, yes. That’s my book. Book one of The Infidel Books, which are dystopian novels… Previously titled AWAKE, it will be, God willing, releasing in August. =)

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I’m currently preparing to work on draft two and am so invigorated by this story, y’all. It is dark. Gritty. Painful. And shows the Lord’s love when you least expect it. I cannot wait to share it with you. (Want a taste of the world? Emmanuel is a free short story on Amazon that is a TIB prequel. If you enjoy it, I’d love an honest review on Amazon!)

Releasing: August 2019

 

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These are my top I-AM-GONNA-DIE excited books. I will probably be posting a part two of Indie books releasing in 2019, but… I’m not easillyyy excited, and this is the Mega Excited Post. 😉 Be ready for another post sometime, though, with more great Indie releases to come!

Sooo, comment below with YOUR most anticipated Indie releases! They can even be your own upcoming books. ♥ If you look forward to any of these, comments below. Share the love, too, by sharing this post!

God bless,

Ang

TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE

How many fears, doubts, and lies do we let ourselves ponder every day? Sometimes, they don’t seem destructive. “I wish I wrote as good as [insert name].” “I wish I didn’t take so long to finish [insert thing].” “I wish I was thinner.” “I wish I wasn’t so stupid in [school subject].” “I don’t want to do this because I might fail.” “I don’t want to do this because people might think I’m silly.”

Let’s be real. If something matters to us, it is easy to compare ourselves to others, or doubt our abilities, or strive for perfection. If God has given us a gift, it only makes sense that Satan will try to break it in us and take it away. Why? Because God has given us those gifts to praise Him, glorify Him, and lead others to His Love. What better way for Satan to destroy the world and keep our voices silent than by making us doubt God’s ability to use us? 

And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long. – Psalms 35:28

We all have little doubts about ourselves. We all allow lies from Satan to enter our minds. And guess what? Those lies can and do enter our spirit, too. That nagging fear in your soul? It isn’t that Satan pounded his way into your heart–you let him in. It is that easy. There’s no magical age we reach where we stop those voices. No Christian magically never has these lies from Satan stop entering their mind.

Choosing to live by faith is a choice. We choose every day to love Jesus. We choose every day to do a good thing instead of let our flesh win. And we can choose to listen to God’s voice… or listen to those ‘harmless’ little voices.

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. – 2 Corinthians 10:4-6

What happens when we listen to the wrong voices? We start having fears. Maybe they don’t seem big. “What if I never reach my dream? What if it is too big?” “What if I am not hearing from God?” We start doubting ourselves, but more importantly, we start doubting God. We doubt His faithfulness, mercy, and LOVE.

I strongly encourage you to dig into the Bible and find some of God’s promises. Whenever the smallest doubt or fear enters your mind, take it CAPTIVE. You are in control of your mind. You do not have to be defeated or tempted by Satan. Even the smallest voice can set up a wall in our spirit and a wall can block the Lord out. We don’t want that. So fight those voices with God’s Voice. Fight those voices with the Holy Spirit. Fight those voices with praise and worship.

Because after a time, a lot of small voices build up. A lot of small doubts or fears can weigh you down like chains. And the Lord says in Isaiah 61:1-3 and 61:10-11…

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified…. 

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

I hope you read all that, because there is the Voice of the LORD. Why should we doubt our worth or abilities when the Lord has already told us the TRUTH? We are not to believe the lies of Satan, that we’re not enough, that we’re stupid or slow, that we’re pathetic, that we’re pointless, that we’re unloved, that we have no future, that we have no meaning in the bigger picture–we will rejoice in the LORD because our future is in HIS hands. 

Whenever a doubt arises, remember God’s promise. Whenever you face fear, praise the Lord. This is such an important thing to do, yet no one does it. I’ve really been pressing into the Lord lately because I don’t want to just survive. I want to praise God! I want to help others, touch their hearts, encourage them to see God’s love. I don’t want to feel like my fight is worthless, or that the blood on my hands and knees from dragging myself through rocky paths will be in vain!  It won’t be because GOD IS FAITHFUL.

Remember what God has done for you! Remember every blessing. Make a list of things you’re thankful for today, or remember those moments where God’s love was like a crashing wave! Remember the things that shine light on being alive. And hold on to them. Because they matter. You matter. Satan cannot change that, ever, no matter how many little lies he slips into your head. Say it aloud: “Jesus has won.” Again and again, say that, and trump the lies away.

I don’t want to feel like I’m weak and hopeless or powerless. Because none of us are. We are strong in Christ. We have eternal life in Christ. We have strength and power given to us by Christ if we follow His words… and not follow Satan’s. The time of listening to Satan has come to an end. The time of pressing into Jesus and choosing to life in victory has come. What do you choose?

God bless,

Ang

 

LIFT UP | POEM

When my feet ache,

I will dance for you.

When my arms are sore,

I will lift them up to You.

 

When my lungs are tired,

I will sing for You.

When my eyes are weary,

I will look to You.

 

When my heart is broken,

I will give it to You.

When my ears are ringing,

I will listen to You.

 

When my knees buckle,

I will kneel in front of You.

When my body is defeated,

I will be still and know I am Yours.

 

 

AMERICAN ASSASSIN by VINCE FLYNN | BOOK REVIEW

If you’re wondering why I’ve been MIA on the blog, an explanation will be at the end of this review. But let’s get straight to the review and fangirling. This review will be longer and more emotion-filled than the Goodreads rating… because it’s my blog and I can do what I want and do it to the EXTREME.

PS. That knife in the photo? My 15-year-old brother, Kody, made that all by himself. It matched the cover. *heart eyes*

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AMERICAN ASSASSIN

AUTHOR: Vince Flynn

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster | Astria/Emily Bestler Books

GENRE: Thriller

SETTING: Unites States, Germany, etc etc

RATING: 5/5 stars

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American Assassin is one of the most enjoyable, thrilling, fast-paced novels I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. And even if I am a writer of thrillers, I can rarely bare to actually read a lot of them. Mostly because they drive me insane. I found this book in the sale bin at Books-A-Million and, after my fangirl attack, bought it without a second thought. Why? Because I’d seen the movie and was certain the book had to be better. I was right.

AA follows more than one character throughout the nail-biting journey, but it never felt rushed, and I didn’t get confused with the good guys or bad guys. The motivations, plots, subplots, you name it, it was clear and didn’t bog you down. I was swept away in a story that surpassed my exceptions.

There were only a few times where I really had to think about what was going on, and those were in the right places. The places where you were supposed to stop, think, and understand. That’s the point of thrillers. You’re given enough to understand and formulate. You aren’t supposed to be lost at a sea of confusion or bogged down with too much information.

There were typos and spelling errors and small things like that, but it wasn’t hard to ignore (especially since I read Dee Henderson novels, ha).

I was quite eager to find this novel. I’d watched the film a year earlier, and rated the movie a solid 3.5 stars.  I was quite certain the book, as usual, would be better. And, goodness, was it better. I can’t quite fathom how the movie could fuddle so much.

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THEMES

This book had me cheering more than once. Why? Because the blatant line between good and evil. It is tiring to see mainstream media focus on moral grays, and condemn those who believe there is evil and there is good. American Assassin is a novel that shows the gritty, absolute horrors of war that are going on today. It shows the corrupt governments, Russians, Muslims, etc, without sugar coating anything. Without being biased.

Evil was shown, but so was good. And, miracle of miracles, God was in the novel, and He wasn’t some foreign bearded man they all laughed at!

Mitch Rapp is a Catholic, and when asked how he justified his motivation for justice, there is a great scene where he explains that merely using the New Testament’s “turn the other cheek” is dishonest, as the Old and New Testaments have many verses that explain why evil men should die. This message throughout the novel is one I think many people, Christians as well, utterly disregard.  Christians want to take Jesus’ peaceful teachings and say Christians shouldn’t fight, shed blood, etc…

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And that’s not the case. God is a God of HOLY JUSTICE. Jesus told His followers to carry swords at times. GOD told men to go and kill unholy people at times, as well. Murder and killing are two different things. SO YEAH, this book didn’t sugar coat the truth between good and evil, nor did it shove theology down your throat.

I’d also like to note Hurley’s relationship with God.

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Without giving away spoilers, the man is coming to terms with death, and he talks to God. He asks forgiveness for the good men he killed. He didn’t ask forgiveness for the evil men he killed. I think this, too, is something to be pointed out. In the Bible, many men killed—and God blessed them. Now, I’m not saying Hurley was blessed or anything, but nowadays, we honestly forget God’s Word about killing wicked men. It is not something to repent over if God calls a person to do that. Hurley being such a war-primed, crazy man and still acknowledging God as existent was just refreshing for me.

While this novel was by no means a ‘Christian’ or theological novel, it held a lot to chew over. It was a realistic book and thus, the topics of moral questions couldn’t be avoided, but were handled with taste.

 

CHARACTERS

The antagonists of American Assassin are, simply put, greedy, evil, and terrible men, but they were not comic-book villains. They were extremely 3-dimensional, motivated, and getting inside their heads moved the book along instead of slowing it down. It also showed how even greedy, wicked men think they are in the right. And if they don’t care one way or another, they aren’t always the type to laugh that Disney-evil laugh and chop off your head. I really enjoyed the bad guys in this book. It was so intense.

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Mitch Rapp was a intriguing, well-rounded main character. Strong motivations, skilled, sense of humor—he really lived up to expectations. There were times when I would have loved to see more reactions from him, however. The times we saw him act and speak really stood out, and to get a bit more of him like that would’ve been nice. So, yeah, not my absolute FAVORITE main character, but that’s just because I’m picky, and I still gave the book 5 stars because he was still cool beans.

ALSO HIS MARTIAL ARTS SKILLS made me so proud. If it’s one thing that makes a book, is showing how martial arts is, for lack of a more gentle word, better than boxing… Haha.

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Hurley is one of my favorites. He made me laugh more than once. (DORFMAN SCENE, ANYONE?) And I just loved the jerk from the start, as strange as it sounds, and he didn’t disappoint. I wish I could explain WHY I loved this old man but I can’t so ASBJFSBJD. AHHH. DUDE. This book never dwelt much on his relationship with Mitch and/or Richards, but it was THERE.

As for ‘side characters’, Richards and Lewis were my favorites. Richards was hilarious (his constant ‘whys’ and ‘We’re Sherman’? had me in stitches). On that note… my reaction to the ending of the novel with Richards was:

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Just… Richard. He was amazing through the whole thing. I loved him. He’s mine.

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Lewis was a great guy, even if he was a shrink, and I cannot fathom why these dudes didn’t make it onto the big screen. AND Lewis can cook? And wears leather? Like…

All of the characters were strong, motivated, and never let me get bored.

 

CONTENT

The movie was rated R, so that’s basically what you can expect from the book, if not more so (so 17+). Heavy cursing (if it’s a cuss word, it’s in this book). Brief to detailed descriptions of torture, blood, etc. A lot of vulgar talk, mentions of prostitutes, mentions of sex, a sex scene that fades to black. There was, of course, a lot of violence and on that note, the fighting/combat scenes/violence/martial arts were EXCELLENT.

For most of my clean, Christian readers, this probably won’t be a read for you. But if you can handle the above stuff and are used to the genre, this isn’t a book you wanna miss.

 

OVERALL

A thrilling read that I both wanted to put down and never stop reading. That’s saying something for me. It had me laughing, on the edge of my seat, and wanting to cry. I will definitely be using this book and the knowledge within as inspiration in the future. While Mitch appears in 15 more novels… I don’t know if my little heart can handle more stress… So I might not read more of the books… But who knows.

Also, I’d like to ramble about the ending some. Now, avoiding a HUGE spoiler, I have to admit, such a thing often will make me lower my rating on a book. I didn’t lower my rating because of how satisfying the end still was, even if The Thing happened. It really did have me cheering and considering all things, I allowed my rating to stay high. Even if my heart was broken.

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NOW, for my explanation… I’ve been MIA on this blog (and social media in general, except Instagram) because we’ve had no Internet and, very long story short, my life has been flipped upside down. It’s been an extremely difficult past few months. I won’t be active till March, but I’ll have fun content for y’all then, so just be patient, yeah? 😉

Thanks for reading, God bless!

– Ang

HAVE YOU READ AMERICAN ASSASSIN? DO YOU LIKE A GOOD THRILLER?