Series: Rise of the Anointed #2
Published by Little Lamb Books
Publication Date November 10, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Christian Fiction, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 15-18
Written for: High-School/Young Adults, Middle School
The Anointed are back. Life hasn’t been the same since Alturas’s Launch Conference. There’s not much precedent on living a normal life when your best friends all are teenagers with secret superpowers. But with John Presbus as a spiritual guide and tech genius Ratchet to employ their gifts to the fullest, Demarcus, Lily, Harry, and Sarah Jane are enthusiastic about their potential to curb the spread of evil.
As it turns out, this superhero gig isn’t as simple as it seems in the movies.
The four still have to contend with family struggles and blossoming romance, not to mention keeping up with schoolwork and friendships. At the same time, powerful forces are at work beyond their control.
When the pressure’s on, they’ll see that there’s the potential for light or darkness in any of them. It remains to be seen who will choose the light.
I would like to thank Jason C. Joyner for giving me a copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Launch
Wow! Now I need to catch my breath!
Jason C. Joyner continues his Rise of the Anointed series with another story full of action and faith.
Now that the threat of danger from Simon has been eliminated, this group of teens thinks they are going to settle down to normal life again – excepting their newly-discovered powers, of course!
Things are not at all as they seem, and now a new evil has been launched on the unsuspecting world. Under the spiritual guidance of the local pastor and the former custodian, John, the Anointed continue to learn about their newfound faith in Jesus. And are again drawn into warfare that is more spiritual than physical, though it has a substantial presence in the physical realm as well!
I love the continual reminders that the battles we wage are not against flesh and blood. John makes it clear that their gifts are from the Lord and that though they have been endowed with such powers, it doesn’t mean that they are immune from temptations to do evil.
And, oh, those temptations come in such subtle ways at times! Lily and her nemesis at school. Demarcus and his desire to take matters into his own hands. They each struggled with the same kind of everyday problems we do and had to fight enemies with superpowers as well!
There are amazing displays of superpowers, especially as the four have learned to better use their gifts and discover new ways to use them. Just in time for the battle of good versus evil waged against them as a new enemy begins to reveal his hand.
If you enjoy young adult fiction adventures with a strong spiritual message that isn’t preachy, you will want to read the Rise of the Anointed series! It is appropriate for young and older adults with no objectionable language or situations. I am anxiously awaiting the next exciting episode!