Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday | The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker.

Hey friends,

I hope you’re having a great start of the week and those of you that celebrated had a great Thanksgiving holiday.

I am very behind on my to do list, but I’m hoping that I’m able to catch up today.


As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf)  like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.

To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 289 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was The Day the Angels Fell by Shawn Smucker.


34020282Title: The Day the Angels Fell
Author: Shawn Smucker
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
Publication Date: September 7, 2017
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy, Christian Fiction
Source: NetGalley
Pages: 320

Synopsis

It was the summer of storms and strays and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer his mother died in a tragic accident. As he recalls the tumultuous events that launched a surprising journey, Samuel can still hardly believe it all happened. 

After his mother’s death, twelve-year-old Samuel Chambers would do anything to turn back time. Prompted by three strange carnival fortune-tellers and the surfacing of his mysterious and reclusive neighbor, Samuel begins his search for the Tree of Life–the only thing that could possibly bring his mother back. His quest to defeat death entangles him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict and forces Samuel to grapple with an unwelcome question: could it be possible that death is a gift? 

Haunting and hypnotic, The Day the Angels Fell is a story that explores the difficult questions of life in a voice that is fresh, friendly, and unafraid. With this powerful debut, Shawn Smucker has carved out a spot for himself in the tradition of authors Madeleine L’Engle and Lois Lowry.


Star Rating Prediction:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 4/5

I requested this book from NetGalley last year and haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but upon rereading the synopsis I will say that I’m still pretty interested. I feel like this has the potential to be a really interesting and gripping book, as long as it doesn’t fall in the realm of too preachy. I’m hoping to get to this one in 2019!


Have you read The Day the Angels Fell?

Let me know below!

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