Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.
These guys mean business.
Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.
I’ve loved Williamson since I read her first novel,By Darkness Hid. I haven’t missed a book since. Though she technically writes Young Adult (YA) books, it’s been easy to forget that because her writing is so enjoyable. With this book, however, it was easier to remember. I don’t mean that as a bad thing! I think this novel is a great read for a younger audience.
The New Recruit introduces believable teen characters (and all of their annoying quirks), lots of excitement, and themes appropriate for action-loving young adults. The kids deals with real-life issues (like having crushes on two girls at the same time) while also delving into the mysterious world of spiritual warfare. The Mission League is just unbelievable enough to make for good fiction while also being honest enough to bring up the topic of angels and demons. I think it’s a great way to start a conversation about spiritual warfare with your kids.
The New Recruit is definitely written for a younger audience. If you’re not comfortable letting your kids read Harry Potter and if they’re too young for Lord of the Rings type-books, this is a good place to start. If you’ve already read those books this might seem a bit juvenile, but that’s the point! As always, Williamson’s writing is tight, easy-to-read, and captivating. A great book for your young adventure lover!