Monday, February 13, 2012
Book Review: Winter by Keven Newsome
A young Christian woman who has embraced her faith without leaving behind her goth style heads to college and finds herself plagued by visions that coincide with attacks upon other students. As she comes to understand that her visions are prophetic, she also digs deeper into the mysteries on campus, and finds herself facing an enemy who has been waiting for her powers to be revealed.
Winter by Keven Newsome is a fast-paced horror thriller, smoothly intertwining a present day narrative with the story of Winter’s past. Both stories are powerful on their own and even more so in combination. While it goes on a bit long at the end after the climactic showdown, and some of its spirituality may not be entirely theologically accurate, overall it is a good novel both in its thrilling story and its presentation of faith, so I look forward to the sequels it seems to promise. Due to violence, scary scenes, and references to torture, nudity, and other carefully handled adult content, it is recommended for older teens and adults only.
(c) 2012 Jonathan Garner