Wednesday, September 23, 2015

"Deliverance" by Katie Clark

{{This is an updated review. Originally posted September 23rdh, 2015, it was updated on January 11th, 2020 to the Official Rating System.}}

 About this book:

  “Hana is Greater. It’s a future she never envisioned for herself, but she’s not about to ignore the opportunity she’s been given--the opportunity to find answers about her Mom, Jamie, and Fischer. This could be an opportunity to tell others the truth about God and uncover the secrets the Great Supreme has been keeping from their small, struggling nation. When Hana’s search brings her to the mysterious prison she’s only heard of in rumors, the desire to get inside drives her to dig deeper for answers, but what she uncovers may be bigger than them all. Can she save herself and the others before the Great Supreme realizes what she's doing, or will she give up everyone she loves in her quest for the truth?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Enslaved” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mentioned, read, remembered, & thought over; Bible reading; Prayers & Thanking God; Witnessing & Talks about God, Jesus, the Bible, & witnessing; ‘H’s are capitalized when referring to God; Mentions of God & Jesus; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Christians & spreading the gospel; Mentions of Bibles, Bible reading, & those in the Bible; Mentions of life after death & Heaven; Mentions of crosses;
             *Note: Religion is outlawed; A few mentions of Keegan who refuses to believe in God, but says he’ll consider salvation; A couple mentions of & comments about reincarnation & the next life; A mention of the hell around them.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘gosh’ and seven ‘stupid’s; Eye rolling & Sarcasm; Hana (and a couple others) have to knock others out for their safety (we do not know if they are killed or not); Being shot at (barely-above-not-detailed); Pain, Blood/Bleeding, & Injuries (up to semi-detailed); Vomiting; Many mentions of wars, fighting, prisons, a riot, & being shot at (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of violence; Mentions of pain, injuries, bruises, & blood/bleeding (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of thieves, stealing, & murderers; Mentions of pills & drug addicts; Mentions of lies, lying, & liars; Mentions of hatred; A few mentions of hunting, catching animals for food, & people being like sheep led to the slaughter; A few mentions of rumors; A few mentions of throwing up.

Sexual Content- a barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed cheek kiss, an almost kiss, and two semi-detailed kisses; Remembering a kiss & touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Touches, Hand Holding, & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Nearness; Mentions of Hana’s best friend, Jamie, who got pregnant and sent away; Mentions of boyfriends, crushes, & puppy love; Mentions of kisses & kissing (including seeing another couple kissing); A couple mentions/hints of doing more with a boy & having a hard time resisting; A mention of rapists; Boy troubles, a love-triangle, & the emotions.

-Hana Norfolk, age 17
                                       1st person P.O.V. of Hana
                                                        257 pages

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My personal Rating-
Because the love triangle seemed more prevalent in this sequel and there were a few harming others scenes (which appeared to be necessary at that moment) I didn’t quite enjoy this one as much as the first book. 
“Deliverance” reminded me of the second book in the “Anomaly” trilogy because of said love triangle and because our main girl is taken to another city and experiences cultural shock. I do think Hana trusted too many people in this book—which I understand her trusting nature because of her upbringing, but I was so afraid she would be ratted out by someone. 
The faith content wasn’t as high at the first book, but still has the message of spreading the gospel. 
I am definitely looking forward to reading the third and final book soon to see what happens next. :) 

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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