Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Ether: Vero Rising

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Ether: Vero Rising
Zonderkidz (February 4, 2014)
Laurice E. Molinari

I gave this book to my 14 year old son to read. He really enjoys books like the Hunger Games, Percy Jackson, Divergent, and The Maze.

He enjoyed the part of the book he read -- about 1/4th of it -- but got distracted and didn't get back to the rest. I asked if he would recommend the book to others, and he was adamant that he would. I asked if he planned to finish reading it, and apparently he is not, but in perfect character as a 14 year old boy he was unable to explain why.

I will pass the book along to another one of my young readers who pretty much attacks every book he gets his hands on and I'll update when he's finished.

The story sounds interesting (read the synopsis, below), and the author has an amazing background in story telling. I imagine this book will be well received by many tween readers!


Laurice Elehwany Molinari, a veteran film and TV writer in Hollywood for over two decades, has penned over thirty scripts for various studios and networks. Her very first feature script, written while a fellow at the American Film Institute, became Columbia Picture’s critically acclaimed children’s classic, My Girl. She went on to pen The Brady Bunch Movie and The Amazing Panda Adventure. Laurice lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, the City of Angels, where her lifelong love for our heavenly guardians inspired her to write a book about them in the ETHER series.


The Fiercest of Warriors? Vero Leland always suspected he was different from others his own age, ever since his childhood attempts to fly. But he never could have predicted the truth---or how much his life was about to change. Soon after his twelfth birthday, Vero learns he is a guardian angel and is abruptly transported to the Ether, the spiritual realm that surrounds the earth. Yet before he can be counted among these fierce warriors, Vero must learn to master his growing powers, competing with other angels-in- training and battling demonic creatures known as maltures as well as mythical creatures such as the leviathan. Until his instruction is complete, Vero needs to alternate between the Ether and his regular life. If he survives training and accepts his destiny---a destiny he did not choose---he must leave everything behind, including his family and the life he loves. Meanwhile, an evil is growing---the maltures are rising, and Vero appears to be their target.

Enjoy the book trailer:

If you'd like to read the first chapter of The Ether: Vero Rising, go HERE.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just started reading this book and I love it so far. I'm an aspiring author and it's so wonderful to read wonderful books like this for people who are not ashamed of their faith...or rather the society they live in tries to make them ashamed. I hope to read all the other books in this.