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September 28, 2014

NADIA'S TEARS by Julie Gilbert


Devya's Children
Book Two
Julie Gilbert
Product Details 

(from Amazon) 
Jillian must enter Nadia's dreams to wake her from a mysterious coma. In Nadia's dreams, Jillian meets several versions of her sister, including the elegant Queen Elena, fierce Naidine, and heartbroken Nadie. Meanwhile, Danielle must save her friend Christie from making choices that could get them both killed.
  • File Size: 723 KB, Print Length: 260 pages, Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English, ASIN: B00E9LNOYU, Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled, Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,134 Paid in Kindle Store
Julie C GilbertIf Julie C. Gilbert is not reading, teaching chemistry classes, or writing lesson plans, you can find her writing fiction in the basement. She needs regular reminders to go outside and see the sun and many cups of decaf tea to make it through long proofreading sessions. You can look her up on the Ashlynn's Dreams Facebook page if you're the extra curious sort. Julie is a high school chemistry teacher who spends all summer writing. Her stories tend to fall in YA, YA sci-fi, sci-fi, or Christian mystery genres though on a challenge from a friend, she's also attempted YA paranormal. She has had the recent privilege of working with some extremely talented people: Timothy Sparvero (artist - book covers), Kristin Condon (actress - narrator for audiobooks), and Matthew Tanner (music composer for audiobooks)

Before you start reading, you might want to have a pot of coffee or tea ready, because you won't be able to put the book down.  You'll be reading through the night.
 The author did a wonderful job of combining YA action, mystery and some sci-fi. When I had read Ms. Gilbert's other books, I just couldn't get into them for some reason.  I find this book different.  For me the style is different. She used some of Jillian spunky journal entries and also some of her siblings supernatural abilities.  They could bend emotions, dreams, thought and even physical objects. I found all of  this so fascinating.  I absolutely loved it.
the author adds some moral themes, such as human trafficking, giving of oneself to help others.  All of this takes place through the exceptional children's ways to help each other and their friends.  The author did a marvelous job of including these themes with out becoming graphic.  I would say the book would be appropriate for mature teen- agers and adults, too.
I believe the author put in a very serious and important lesson.  Kids loving one another as themselves. Just because you should do go by others by helping, you can still enjoy the many fun and exciting days of childhood.
This is the second book in the "Devya's Children" series but you can read them as stand alones.  When I read thee other books, i didn't enjoy them much.  I do believe I'm going to re-read them and see if I don't get a different feeling from them.
I would suggest this book to YA, Adults and anyone who loves a little magic, sci-fi, a few lessons to learn and just a chance to get away for a while.  Just don't forget that coffee or tea.

I was given a complimentary of NADIA'S TEARS from the author, Julie Gilbert for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.


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