4/22/13

Eyes Wide Open - Ted Dekker

5 Stars!!!!!


ABOUT THE BOOK -
Who am I?

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen and I'm about to die.

I'm buried in a coffin under tons of concrete. No one knows where I am. My heart sounds like a monster with clobber feet, running straight toward me. I'm lying on my back, soaked with sweat from the hair on my head to the soles of my feet. My hands and feet won't stop shaking.

Some will say that I m not really here. Some will say I'm delusional. Some will say that I don t even exist. But who are they? I'm the one buried in a grave.

My name is Christy Snow. I'm seventeen. I'm about to die.

So who are you?

In a return to the kind of storytelling that made Black, Showdown and Three unforgettable, Ted Dekker drags that question into the light with this modern day parable about how we see ourselves.

Humming with intensity and blindsided twists, Eyes Wide Open is raw adrenaline from the first page to the last pure escapism packed with inescapable truth. Not all is as it seems. Or is it? Strap yourself in for the ride of your life. Literally. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling thriller author. Heralded as a "master of suspense" by Library Journal, Dekker has sold millions worldwide, establishing himself as one of the most widely recognized author brands.
He began his career writing fantasy novels that explored spirituality (Black, Red and White) and has since become a major force in the mainstream fiction arena with his recent thrillers, "Adam," "Thr3e," "Skin," "Obsessed," "BoneMan's Daughters," which landed in the #10 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list in 2009, and "The Bride Collector". Dekker has been honored with a Christy Award as well as a Gold Medallion Award for Best Fiction. "Thr3e" and his novel "House" became feature films.
He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and children. You can find him at Teddekker.com and Facebook.com/teddekker.

MY REVIEW -
First let me remind you that Ted Dekker is one of my favorite authors. Second, let me tell you - OH MY GOSH, this book was freaky! After every book I read by Ted Dekker I think it can't possibly get any freakier than this, and he proves me wrong everytime!

This was an "on the edge of your seat" book if I ever read one. There were twists and turns at every other page. Just as soon as you think you have it all figured out, nope, it changes and starts all over again.

The character development, as usual for Ted Dekker, is excellent. Oh my word, I was so scared for both of them. I felt like I really knew them and I just wanted them to get out of there and be safe. His descriptions were so vivid I felt like I was watching a movie in my mind.
Scary, suspenseful stuff at its very best!

If you have never tried a Ted Dekker book, this one is a great one to try - it is short and cheap. You can get the full version (all 4 sections in one) or read them one at a time (which is what I did). Let me tell you it is absolutely worth the purchase. Once you read these you will want to read everything else he has written.

Get the full set from Amazon - HERE
or try book one "Identity" for free for Kindle - HERE

Get it from B&N - HERE
and get book one (for .99) - HERE

4 comments:

  1. I have one of these waiting for me. So glad to hear it's good. I keep meaning to try his books.

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    1. I think you will really like him as an author. Very suspenseful!

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  2. I love Dekker as well, and got the chance to meet him. He has an incredibly magnetic and charismatic personality, and I think he's just such a nice guy. I would love to read these, so I am going to click the link and buy. You can never go wrong with a Dekker book! Excellent review!

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    1. Oh my gosh! Heather! You met him? I am so jealous!

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