Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Teaser Tuesday: "Passage to Zarahemla'

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for me to post a few snippets from my current book! As many of you probably already know, Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

On to my Teaser...

I have to say, this book is amazing, and I would recommend it to anyone-- don't let the genre it's been published in turn you away from trying it out! I promise, even though it's TECHNICALLY a Christian Fiction novel (Mormon, on top of that), it does not Preach about the church or God or anything else in the book. Is the religion mentioned? Sure, the family in it is Mormon, but that's it-- the author doesn't go beyond that, he just tells a great story, one that's full of fantasy and a romance that (literally) transcends time and space....

Yeah, now I've got your attention, right? And believe me, it gets even better! The book was made into a movie two years ago, written, directed, and produced by the author himself, so the movie sticks to the book pretty much word for word. So if you're looking for a good book to read AND a good movie to watch, I highly suggest Passage to Zarahemla!

Title: Passage to Zarahemla Author: Chris Heimeringer Genre: Teen Fantasy, Christian Fiction (hate this term, btw), Romance, Time Travel Summary (B&N):

In a secret forested hollow of southern Utah, a spine-tingling mystery is about to unfold. Kerra and Brock McConnell are orphans on the run. To keep from being separated by state authorities, Kerra flees to the only relative she remembers from her childhood—an LDS aunt and uncle who live near a wondrous place in the woods where parallel realities collide and where an ancient people called Nephites cross paths with the residents of a sleepy Utah town. Join Chris Heimerdinger, best-selling author of the Tennis Shoes Adventure series, and embark on an adventure of breathtaking suspense and experience a love story that transcends time and space.


(And I'm going to do more than just the 2 sentences, if that's all right. The passage I flipped to, in order to appreciate the conversation, you need to have a couple paragraphs...)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~From Page 80 : "Sakerra?" he repeated. It floated off his tongue, almost with reverence, as if he'd heard this name before. As if.... he knew her. Kerra slowly took down her hands. She was speechless. She could only gape at the young man's sharply chiseled face, stare beyond it, through it, and around it, piecing together an image that couldn't possibly be connected with any real memory. A dream, a childhood fairy tale. The image of a magical boy who had once filled her world with every reason she'd ever needed to live. He removed his helmet, revealing every lock of shining black hair. "It's me," he declared, his voice barely louder than a whisper. "It's Kiddoni."


I know, I know, I leave you on a cliff hanger like that! But it'll just make you more interesting in picking up the book, won't it? Now, just FYI, Barnes and Nobles (which is where I have the title linked to) is sold out of the books right now, but I'm sure you could look either in your library or else on Amazon or even the publisher's website for it. I just bought my copy from my local pharmacy (who sells a lot of Christian Fiction, which I don't usually care for, but I saw this book and I had to have it after having fell in love with the movie a year ago) just last month, so I know that there are copies of it out there somewhere. I'm almost finished with this book, and I love it, it will easily get the full 5 stars! Maybe I'll even write a review..... And remember to stop by tomorrow for 'Waiting on Wednesday'. I'll have a good one for you! ;)
Enjoy! Until Next Time, The Book Queen

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