Book Look – Deliver by Tricia Mingerink

Can something broken ever heal?

Martyn is broken. After torturing his best friend, he doesn’t belong anywhere in Acktar. No matter how far he runs, he can’t lose his guilt.

Leith is broken. While healing from the torture he received at Nalgar Castle, he struggles to find his new role. But can a Blade ever run from his past?

The country is broken. Bitterness divides town against town, neighbor against neighbor. What will it take to deliver Acktar from itself?

They face their hardest battle yet.

The book Deliver by Tricia Mingerink, is the fourth and final book in the series the Blades of Acktar (which we reviewed here). It comes out today, April 25th! Yay! (Can you tell I’m excited?). I’ve read it, and it did not disappoint. No one ever writes a book to tell about what happens after the war, after the good guys win, so it was very interesting to see what happened to all the characters we love. I recently re-read the series, laughing and crying my way through it. I think I’d forgotten how much I’d enjoyed it the first time around!


Book Look – Sale!


Okay, Sara here. 🙂 I want to share with you some of my favorite books as of late!

Like most other bookworms, great books make their way onto my “things I’m thankful for” list every year. It’s hard to choose favorites, but I went ahead and picked five books I read in 2016 and am thankful for. (Well, five-ish books… some were series!)

  1. Do Hard Things, by Alex and Brett Harris: Also known as a ‘teenage rebellion against low expectations’, this non-fiction book was very encouraging and challenging! I highly suggest it!
  2. Counted Worthy, by Leah E. Good: Heather Stone is a 17 year old girl in a futuristic America where religion is punishable by death. Can she get the truth into the open in time to save her dad?  I was thankful to be able to share it with my sister and mom, even though my mom doesn’t usually like this kind of book, she definitely enjoyed this one!
  3. Ilyon Chronicles, by Jaye L. Knight: I really enjoyed this series character pacing and variety, and it’s deepness. I’m looking forward to when the next one comes out!
  4. Destiny Trilogy, by Sarah Holman: This really fun adventure of Rebellion to win back the galaxy for the true king starts out with one unsure girl. I have enjoyed reading through all of Sarah Holman’s books, however, and they come in lots of fun variety from American Revolution historical fiction to modern-day fairy tales.
  5. Blades of Acktar, by Tricia Mingerink: Lieth was and has been a weapon since a yougn age. Is it possible that he is wrong? That his master is wrong? No, those thoughts are too dangerous… but they won’t leave! I am thankful for the wonderful person who utterly surprised me with the first book in the series as a gift.

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to another great year of reading!

Speaking of more reading, here’s one more thing to be grateful for. Books on sale! In honor of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, a group of independent Christian authors banded together to offer over seventy discounted books on Nov 25-28. There’s literally something for everyone. Every single book listed on Indie Christian Books is on sale in one or more ways. Find discounted paperbacks, dozens of books offered with free shipping, $0.99 ebooks, package deals and more. Even if you have a budget of $0, new reading material awaits you. Don’t know what to pick? The fearless Indie Christian Books team created a quiz that will generate a book list perfect for you! Check it out!

What awesome reads of 2016 are you grateful for? What books are you looking forward to reading in 2017?

A note on the Ebooks Only page. All books are listed as “Sold Out.” This only refers to paperback copies of these titles. Please click onto the product pages to find descriptions and links to discounted or free ebooks. Also, some of the authors this year chose to not sell their paperbacks directly through the site. Those books are also marked “Sold Out” but if you click them open, you’ll find a link to the site where they are on sale and a discount code for you to use at check out.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Leah E. Good and Kendra E. Ardnek for their work organizing this sale, and Hannah Mills for her fantastic design work on the website graphics. Hannah can be contacted at hmills(at)omorecollege(dot)edu for more information about her design services.


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Knights of Arrethtrae by Chuck Black is a really fun Christian adventure series. They are the sequels to the Kingdom Series. The Prince has come, surprised all, fought and defeated the supposedly ‘Noble Knights’, who in embarrassment killed Him, only for Him to come to life by the Life Spice again. The Knights of the Prince wait until He returns from across the sea… though they are not idle while they wait! There are many enemies to be fought. Some are blatant and formidable, others are discreet and sneak in where they are not wanted. Where they maim and kill without detection. Each book, each monster, each character has a deeper meaning and identity that they represent. Fight Esca lizards, and Shadow Warriors alongside the mysterious Silent Warriors… they await you in Arrethtrae.
The books in this series are:

Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione                      (And my personal favorite:)

Sir Bentley and the Holbrook Court                             Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor

Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart                                 Sir Rowan and the Camerian Conquest

Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue                       
The King reigns! And His Son!

Book Look-Growing Up Duggar: It’s all about relationships

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Growing up Duggar : It’s all about relationships by Jana, Jill, Jessa, and Jinger Duggar is a really good book!These four sisters each have 18 siblings (most of which are younger than they are), and in this book they explain how their big family works and how they all get along. If you are familiar with the TV show 19 Kids and Counting, you will remember these girls from it. This book explains how you as a Christian girl, teenager, and woman should interact with the crazy world we live in. As the Bible says, ‘we are strangers and aliens in this world’ we have to learn how to be in the world but not of it.’ This encouraging book explains how you should be in your relationships with:

  • Yourself
  • Your parents
  • Your siblings
  • Friends
  • Boys
  • Your country
  • The world
  • And most importantly, God

We hope you like this book as much as we do!