Review: 18 Truths by: Jamie Ayres

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18 Truths

Author: Jamie Ayres

Release Date: January 27, 2014

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Format: E-book

Rating: 5 Stars

Summary:

About 18 Truths: 

Lying is unbearable, betrayal is inevitable, and choosing which path to take is impossible. 

Olga Gay Worontzoff ended her senior year as an eighteen-year-old girl totally in love with Nate, enjoying their new romance and about to attend the university of her dreams. Now she’s spending her summer in the weird subculture of the Underworld, with charmingly witty and powerful angels, and problematic demons, trying to rescue Connor, the best friend and secret crush she was unable to save during a freak accident. 

But Nate has other things on his mind, mainly Grace. She’s their first assignment as joint spirit guides, and Olga’s feeling hurt and jealous. His mysterious behavior has Olga questioning everything she believed about him and now she must decide whether to stick to their plan, or follow her heart. Unfortunately, a series of mistakes threatens everyone around her and plants Olga in the center of cosmic events much larger than she ever imagined. 

Only one thing is certain: the chilling truths uncovered during her journey will leave no one untouched.

~My Thoughts~

This is definitely an awesome book! It’s the second in a trilogy and you will definitely want to read them in order or you will find yourself lost. The first book was good and I have a small fear of books that are in a series or trilogy that the second and so on won’t be as good as the first. Just like in movies the first one is usually the best, however my fear did NOT come true. This book is every bit as good as the first! I don’t know how Jamie does it but she writes in a way that is unmistakably…. pure? It is just perfect! Her words, sentences, paragraphs, everything. I loved the little quotes from other sources at the beginning of the chapters. She reminded me of a lot of things I needed to be reminded of. When you read a book and it makes you want to be a better person that is amazing!!!

Have any of you thought about what heaven would be like? Like Jamie, I thought castle trimmed or built in Gold and laying around or visiting family who were there before in one big, giant castle on a cloud. I never thought about it like she writes about it in this book. I never thought about different levels and not just heaven or hell. It brings a different kind of hope to me.

Olga wants to do what she feels in her heart is right. Most of us do. She’s impatient and wants what she wants right now, again don’t we all? So what does she do? She makes a bad deal because she doesn’t want to wait. In the process she could lose everything! She struggles with right and wrong. She struggles with temptation, and lying.  God never turns his back on us though. In the end…. well… just read this trilogy, please.

This book renewed my hope. It made me think about my own relationship with God. It reminded me that although I make mistakes and may not always do what is right, God knows my true intentions. I have always thought that God judges us by right or wrong. Jamie put it a different way. She thinks God judges by intentions. Did we intend to do whatever it was that may not have been right or was the intention good and gone about in the wrong way. I like this. She made me rethink my beliefs and help shape them in a different way. Opened my eyes to different possibilities. This book or shall I say the first two books have actually helped me in my life and in my faith. I haven’t read a book that has helped me in my life in awhile and it is quite refreshing.

Therefore, please PLEASE do yourself a favor and if you haven’t read these amazing books do. If you have read them what do you think about them? I would love to know!

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