Sunday, October 21, 2012

The New Recruit--Review and Author Interview!

With me on this fine and fabulous day of October is YA author Jill Williamson! If you're wondering where you heard that name before just check out this link: Replication Review also Ms. Williamson can be found at her website http://www.jillwilliamson.com/ where she'll give you updates on events, book news, and she has awesome giveaways!!!

GIVE IT UP FOR..........MS. WILLIAMSON!!!! *people start clapping their hands and jumping up and down*



1: What are your 5 favorite songs?

I have so many favorite songs, there is no way to rank my top five. But here are five I really like:
1. Our God by Chris Tomlin
2. How to Save a Life by The Fray
3. By Your Side by Tenth Avenue North
4. Im Am by Nicole Nordeman
5. Shackles by Mary Mary

2: What is the worst movie of all time?
I'm sure there is a worse one, but what comes to mind is Eragon. Talk about a disapointment all around.

3: What is the worst song of all time?
Again, I'm sure there is something I hate more that this, but all that's coming to mind at the moment is "Macarena" by Los Del Rio. I never liked that song.

4: What is your earliest memory?
I remember going to pick blueberries in the woods with my family.

5: What was your favorite school subject?
Art.

6: What was you least favorite subject?
Math.

7: What is your favorite color?
Blue.

8: You're walking down the road and a big dog cuts you off, raises his hackles, and starts barking at you. You try to run but he bite's at your ankles. You have nothing to defend yourself except and empty water bottle, a squashed Skittle, and a stretchy sweat band. How do you get away?
I use the stretch band as a slingshot, shoot the dog with the Skittle, then run, and once I'm safe, I've got the water to quench my thirst.

9: What or Who was your inspiration to write The New Recruit?
This was the very first book I ever wrote. I pieced it together in a very backwards way. I was trying to write a story about teens going out into the world like missionaries, but since teen fiction books about missionaries weren't getting the attention of agents and editors, I thought, let's tweak the story and turn them into undercover agents.

10:  Tell us a little about your newest book.
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.
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And there you have it. Let's give a big round of applause and thanks for Ms. Williamson for visiting us today!

Here is my review for Ms. Williamson's newest book The New Recruit!!


THE NEW RECRUIT by JILL WILLIAMSON

Movie Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of peril
Book Rating: @@@@@
Swearing: None
Inappropriate Scenes: None
# of Pages: 399 (paperback)
Genre: YA Action/Adventure
Publisher: Marcher Lord Press

Back Blurb:

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.

My Review:

O-M-G! I'm so excited to finally have another Jill Williamson book in my greedy hands! :-) Let's just say I love love loved this book! It was sooooo good. (the editing mistakes were a little distracting but they didn't slow me down much)
I really enjoyed how most of the kids weren't holier-than-thou. I said most because Arianna was VERY holier-than-thou. I really could have slapped her a couple of times. She had to be my least favorite character of the whole book. Yeah, you can be proud of being saved but to be oh so holier-than-thou is just plain annoying and  I was totally on Spencer's side because I probably would have been the same way if I was Spencer. (most of the time)
This book was very intriguing  It put a very fun twist on being a Christian. I mean, I've never looked at being a Christian as becoming a spy and an agent for God but now that Ms. Williamson put that thought of Christianity out there I can see a lot of similarities.

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