Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nightmare

My Review:

Maia Peters is the daughter of one of the most famous "ghost hunter" parents spending time with them searching for evidence of the existence of ghosts. When Maia attends the opening of the Haunted House attraction in Ghost Town, the hottest amusement park in the country, she isn't about to be swayed by Hollywood special effects. When Maia and her two closest friends encounter the living room within the attraction, Maia suddenly realizes that the mist coming from the wall and the face of her friend Jordin Cole, goes beyond any special effects she has every scene. She is staring at a real ghost. Now she finds that Jordin has gone missing. Did the recent spiritual connection at the Haunted House, provide her with a clue to what has mysteriously happened to Jordin?

This book is really frightening and when I started it, it was light. Due to some of the details involved with ghost sightings within the pages, I knew I had to finish this one before dark. I wanted to review Nightmare by Robin Parrish because it's a Christian suspense thriller and let me tell you it does not disappoint. There are times where I found myself a bit scared and had to take a break but ultimately I honestly believe the author did an outstanding job of keeping this real. Whether or not, you truly believe in ghosts, this book does bring the supernatural spiritual realm into light and it's a book you don't want to miss. I would rate this book 10 out 10 being as good if not better than anything Stephen King has ever written. I'd love to see this one put into a movie! Actually when I was telling my teens about the book, both of them asked if it were a new movie coming out soon. Oh how I wish!

I received Nightmare by Robin Parrish compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. For more information on this book, the author and where you can purchase the book, click on the links below:

This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


Nightmare
Bethany House (July 1, 2010)


by
Robin Parrish






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:





Robin Parrish is a journalist who's written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. Currently he serves as Senior Editor at XZOOSIA.com, a community portal that fuses social networking with magazine-style features about entertainment and culture.



He had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist. In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract with Bethany House Publishers. They contracted him for the rights to The Dominion Trilogy: Relentless (2006), Fearless (2007), and Merciless (2008). His science fiction thriller, Offworld came out in 2009. This summer debuts Nightmare, and he's working on another for 2011. Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina.


ABOUT THE BOOK:


The Nightmare is Coming...


Ghost Town is the hottest amusement park in the country, offering state-of-the-art chills and thrills involving the paranormal. The park's main ride is a haunted house that promises an encounter with a real ghost.

When Maia Peters visits during her senior year of college, she's not expecting to be impressed. Maia grew up as the only child of a pair of world-renowned "ghost hunters," so the paranormal is nothing new and to her most of the park is just Hollywood special effects. In fact, the ride feels pretty boring until the very end. There, a face appears from the mist. The face of Jordin Cole, a girl Maia knows who disappeared from campus a few months ago.

Convinced what she saw wasn't a hoax and desperate to find answers to Jordin's disappearance, Maia launches into a quest for answers. Joined by Jordin's boyfriend--a pastor's kid with very different ideas about paranormal and the spirit realm--Maia finds herself in a struggle against dangerous forces she never expected to confront on the edge of the spirit realm that try to keep the truth from emerging.


If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightmare, go HERE.

5 comments:

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

oh, wow. scary stuff!

Deborah Ann said...

Thank you girlfriend!!! I was just telling my husband, I need a good Christian thriller, Frank Peretti style. But I don't want to start reading just any book, and find I'm wasting my time. This looks like the perfect book for me. Going to order it now!

Terra said...

Oh this one sounds scary and my dh and I would enjoy it, so I will look for it.

Denise said...

Sounds good.

Robin Parrish said...

Wow! Thanks for the great review! I'm so thrilled you liked it! I was convinced while writing it that my fellow Christians would never "get it." Thank you for proving me wrong.