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October 25, 2013

THE HIDDEN DEEP by Christa Kinde


Threshold Series
Book 2
Christa Kinde

The Hidden Deep
Published April 23rd 2013 by Zonderkidz

(from Goodreads)
Homework, football, apple pies, and ... angels? Harvest time is in full swing when Prissie Pomeroy learns that something terrible happened in her family's orchard. With school back in session, Prissie's best friends are distant, while Ransom and his friends won't leave her alone. As Koji and Milo introduce Prissie to the angels of Jedrick's Flight, she's drawn increasingly deeper into their world and closer to its dangers. A kidnapped apprentice suffers. A chained door bodes ill. A tiny angel makes a big difference. A battle line is drawn. Everything Prissie thought she knew is about to change ... again! 'He was trembling, which frightened Prissie even more than the pitch black. Crouching down, she made herself as small as possible against the tunnel wall. From somewhere in the darkness ahead came a sour note, off-key and unpleasant. She held her breath, listening with all her might. A dull clink was followed by a crunching sound that reminded Prissie uneasily of a barn cat eating a mouse. She cupped her hand around her little passenger and curled more tightly, hiding her face on her knees as her heart sent up a silent plea for help.' -from The Hidden Deep Praise for The Blue Door A fantasy with a wholesome message and down-on-the-farm twist. -Kirkus

THE HIDDEN DEEP is the second book of the four book Threshold Series. After reading THE BLUE DOOR I was ready to start THE HIDDEN DEEP right away.  In this book there are new angels which   the 13 year old heroine begins a new exciting journey.  Prissy Pomeroy was introduced to the spiritual realm in THE BLUE DOOR.  THE HIDDEN DEEP brings out the sinister side which she comes very close to. I just loved the angels.  They each had their own personalities. Prissie knew Koji and Milo, both angels.  She meets others who are like them and she enters further into their world. They keep searching for the Observer angel who had been kidnapped.For some reason, Prissie is the only one who can see and be around the angels. Back at school, Ransom, her classmate is causing problems with Prissie and her friends.Prissie doesn''t like him and treats him bad.This is important to Prissie but much more is going on in the world of the angels. The author would put in little things that would make you smile, such as the angel pulling the pony tail.  You can't help but smile thinking of a tiny angel tugging on your pony tail.The author brings out the reader's imagination. She brilliantly takes boys and girls ages 11-14 on a journey where eternity is hanging by a string. Ms. Kinde writes a story that the reader can relate to.  They can place themselves in Prissie's place.   Imagination can let you go and do anything you want.  Ms. Kinde lets the reader do just that. The story is a fantasy but it's about a young girl's faith that stays strong even though she is unsure of her place in the world. The author incorporated a lot of real life problems and situations into the book, such as the problems teenagers go through and the things you learn in life. I would recommend this book to the young and the young at heart.  I totally enjoyed it and I'm far from being a tween.
This was a good,  clean, fun and imaginative read for anyone.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

I was given a complimentary copy of THE HIDDEN DEEP from the author, Christa Kinde for my unbiased review.

(from the author's website)
An avid reader who took up writing on a whim, Christa Kinde hails from Scandia, Minnesota, a small town on the fringes of the Twin Cities metro area. She attended Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she discovered the glories of singing in Latin, took biblical Greek as a second language, and learned to play a mean game of foosball. Nearly a decade later, she put her dual degrees in English and Bible to practical use. Everyday Living: Bible Life and Times [Thomas Nelson] was soon followed by numerous Bible study guides and workbooks, including award winning titles for Max Lucado and Women of Faith.
Christa and her husband Wayne lived for several years in rural West Michigan, then spent a handful more in Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve thoroughly enjoyed their travels throughout the United States and abroad and currently reside with their five children in San Diego, California. The Threshold Series [Zonderkidz] is Christa’s first fiction publication.


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