My First Unboxing Video (& Book Giveaway!)

In my opinion, the only thing better than book mail is surprise book mail. And I am so excited to share with you this giant box of Christian fiction that I just received from Martin-Graf Communications.

This is my very first unboxing video. It was a ton of fun to make and I can’t wait to show you what books I got. Be sure to watch the video and THEN scroll down to enter to win one of two books from this unboxing!

How fun was that? Huge thanks to Graf-Martin Communications for this incredible box of books. If you’re not already following along with my bookstagram (@the52bookclub) be sure to do so, and I will share reviews once I finish reading them!

If you’d like to grab copies of any of the books for yourself, you can find them on Amazon through the below links. (Affiliate links. As an Amazon associate,  I earn from qualifying purchases.)

But now, on to the giveaways!


The Giveaways

I am giving away one copy of Mind Games to one lucky reader. AS WELL AS, one copy of The String to another lucky reader. You can read a little bit more about these books (as well as some of my thoughts on them!) below. Be sure to scroll through to enter BOTH giveaways.

**Giveaways open to Canadian and US residents only. Contest closes on Tuesday, October 27 at midnight.

Giveaway #1:
Mind Games — Nancy Mehl

Genre: Christian Fiction, Romantic Suspense

About: “FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn’s methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She’s done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she’s the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely’s, it seems her old life has followed her.

My Thoughts: With this novel, I was expecting a puzzling adventure full of plot twists and easy reading — and I got exactly that. While some of the character interactions occasionally come across as a bit cheesy or unrealistic, I didn’t mind. For me, this was a great example of a well-planned out murder mystery without the gore or heavily-descriptive language.

While I guessed at pieces of the plot, I was never quite certain, and the storyline kept me on my toes until the very end. Fast-moving and with an abundance of suspects, I sped read my way through this book in no time.

If you’re looking for a non-graphic, suspenseful mystery with a Christian message, check this out!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Click the photo below to enter to win a copy of MIND GAMES for yourself! (Or CLICK HERE).

Giveaway #2:
The String — Caleb Breakey

Genre: Christian fiction, suspense, thriller

About: Get ready for a deadly social experiment as a sociopath known as The Conductor delivers disturbing threats and twisted moral dilemmas to unsuspecting students and staff. His focus is on one man. But will university cop Markus Haas play the game to protect those he loves? Or will he break the string and incite massive chaos–and even death?

My Thoughts: I was intrigued by the premise behind this book. The Conductor is creepy and twisted, unravelling his string of chaos and plucking at just the right threads to keep everyone on edge. Fast-paced and action packed, it kept me in suspense until the very end.

Overall though, I was a little disappointed by this book as I felt the story didn’t live up to its possibilities. I enjoy books that keep me on the edge of my seat but I struggled to invest in the characters.

The book has a strong action-based plot with a fair amount of violence, evoking a twisted and sinister feel. For Christian fiction, this book feels dark and edgy, but without the gore or language found in other books on the market.

While this book wasn’t personally a favourite, I am very curious to hear your thoughts!

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Click the photo below to enter to win a copy of THE STRING for yourself! (Or CLICK HERE).

Thanks for watching and entering to win! Happy reading!

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