Monday, September 12, 2011

Crossover Christian Fiction

A couple of weeks ago, I reviewed the awesome Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren (read my review here) where I commented that there were not enough YA Christian books on the market with the crossover appeal of Bergren’s River of Time series. While I enjoy Christian fiction, I know some people are turned off by the preachy quality of it. I want to highlight some upcoming novels that I can’t wait read and I think they will appeal to readers who normally would not be interested in Christian fiction. Not all these books are YA or would be considered paranormal, but they all look so good!

Title: Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee
Pub. Info: Sept. 13 by Center Street
An apocalyptic/dystopian story about the world being drained of all emotions except fear. While this definitely not YA, I love dystopia and am so excited about this book. Ted Dekker is a powerhouse writer and Tosca Lee is good too. We have a short wait for this one, it comes out tomorrow!

Title: Kiss of Night by Debbie Viguie
Pub. Info: Oct. 7 by FaithWords
About a girl who can sense things in the supernatural realm who is recruited by a vampire to wage war on his enemy in modern-day Prague. I have a copy of this book and am dying to start it! Plus, as other bloggers have pointed out, the guy on the cover looks a bit like Johnny Depp.

Title: There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
Pub. Info: Oct. 4 by Thomas Nelson
American girl goes to Ireland as a foreign exchange student after her brother's death, meets the teen star of the hottest new vampire movie on the plane ride there and starts a friendship with him. I am not a huge fan of contemporary fiction by my bloggy friend KM at One Page At A Time recommended this and she has never steered me wrong!

Title: Halflings by Heather Burch
Pub. Info: Feb. 2012 by Zondervan
After she is attacked by demons, a girl is protected by three half-human/half-angel boys and she falls for two of them and they for her. I have yet to see any Christian YA book like this one. Not sure if I can stand waiting until February to read it.

Title: Angel Eyes by Shannon Dittemore
Pub. Info: 2012 by Thomas Nelson
After a tragedy, a girl finds out the angelic realm is real and the boy who lives next door is one of them. This book doesn’t have a cover or a release date yet and I want it already!

How do you feel about Christian fiction? Are you looking forward to any of these books? Are there other crossover Christian fiction novels that I left out?


KM said...

Yay! THERE'LL YOU FIND ME is freakin amazing! My review won't actually be posted until like October or something, but I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. ZOMG SO GOOD! :D

And I haven't heard of a lot of the other books mentioned here. I've read my fair share of Ted DekKer, but only adult books. Great list!

_yay_ said...

I am not religious, but have read books before that constitute as Christian Fiction. I read and reviewed There You'll Find Me: Review
I really liked Bob Hamer's thriller Enemies Among Us (not on your list)
_yay_ @ Book that Thing!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I don't think I've read Christian Fiction quite like this. I look forward to the releases and your reviews.

Read.Breathe.Relax. said...

Wow, I JUST added Kiss of Night to my TBR! It sounds great!! Looking back, I think I like Waterfall better and better. It has a love that develops over time and it has such good morals and values- while portraying an awesome message of faith.

Woo hoo! Thanks so much for pointing me to these books!


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