Monday, September 17, 2018

"Kiera" by Kate Willis

About this book:

  “Kiera is looking forward to her eighteenth birthday. The official end of school, a party with her best friend, and chocolate cake. A sudden military draft, no possible exemptions, had never crossed her mind.
  Kiera is terrified! Getting drafted would mean leaving her family, her little friend Jade—life as she knows it.
  A surprising offer from Brennan Stewart just might be the answer to her prayers, but an even worse trial leaves her with one question…
  If God truly loves her, why did this tragedy happen?”

Series: There is possibly another book that will be connected to this one.

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are mentioned, read, remembering, & discussed; Many Prayers, Thanking God, & Blessings over food; Church going & sermons; Talks about God & peace; Wondering why God allowed something bad to happen; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of time alone with God; Mentions of churches, church going, pastors, sermons, services, & Bible studies; Mentions of Easter & hymns; Mentions of head coverings & married women wearing them; Mentions of pro-life ministries; Mentions of a Christian singer & songs; A few mentions of a martyr; A few mentions of devotions; A few mentions of miracles; A few mentions of blessings & being blessed;
             *Note: A few mentions of a Muslim neighborhood & Kiera wears a hijab; A mention of people with stories as wicked as the devil.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘dumb’; A few mentions of curses & foul language (said, not written); Spanking a child (lightly, twice); Mentions of a death sentence & death; Mentions of a husband drinking & fighting (physically) with his wife and son; Mentions of an arrest, jail, & inmates/criminals; Mentions of vomiting & a concussion; A few mentions of treason; A few mentions of a gangsters & guns; A couple mentions of injuries & bleeding; A couple mentions of envy; A couple mentions of nightmares;
             *Note: A mention of a man wearing an earring.

Sexual Content- A few forehead kisses, and a barely-above-not-detailed kiss; A bit of Nearness, Hand Holding, & Embraces; A few mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of a paper only marriage & not expecting anything; A mention of a perverted relationship; A very small amount of love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Mentions of embryo being donated/stored & embryo adoption; A couple mentions of a government offering mothers abortions or embryo storage.

-Kiera, age 17-18
                                P.O.V. of Kiera
                                        Set in the future
                                                        283 pages

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Older High School Teens-

My personal Rating-

I was interested in reading this one due to friends mentioning it often because they really enjoyed it. While I may not have enjoyed it the same amount they did, it was an interesting read. I am familiar with embryo adoptions, so it was nice to see that topic touched upon in this book. I had many questions when starting this book and they started to get answered around half-way. There are some parts that could have been expanded on for clarifying better and some loose-ends in this story, though, but the ending made it sound like there will be another book, possibly.
While set in a futuristic time period, different mentions reminded you while reading that this story wasn’t set in the present day. The romance was very light and clean. Overall, it was a different type of read that had good Spiritual Content that was nice to see in a Futuristic YA.  

See y’all on Wednesday 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.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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