CFBA Tour Review: The Ether: Vero Rising by Laurice E. Molinari

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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. ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

Molly's Review: Excellent! That's one word to describe this fantastical start to a wonderful new series for young readers. I'm not much into middle grade books, myself, but, as a mother of two young readers, I love to try new books to share with them. So, when the opportunity to review this novel arose, I jumped. And what a leap it was! Molinari creates a world of fantasy and fun for the young minds. While keeping it captivating for the reader, both young and old alike, Molinari creates characters that full of depth and charm. The plot line is complex enough to keep the story interesting and filled with rights and wrongs, meanings and choices. If you have a young reader who loves the fantasy world, then this is definitely a 4 star worthy book just for them! They'll instantly be hooked! As for the adult reader who loves the middle grade fictions......well, this is also the perfect book for you! It was for me and I'm so glad to consider myself a forever fan of Molinari's work! Great job! -- **Disclaimer: This book has been provided to Reviews By Molly free of charge by Zonderkidz,in exchange for an honest review of this title. No money has been exchanged for this review. This review reflects the opinion of the individual reviewer and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any other RBM reviewer or this blog’s owner, editor or administrator.