Our Very First Unboxing Video (& Giveaway!)

The Unboxing

I’m pretty sure that the only thing better than #bookmail is SURPRISE book mail. And today, I’m super excited to share with you all, my very first book unboxing video! (I’m even giving away a couple of the books inside.)

I was sent this generous box of Christian fiction reads from Graf-Martin Communications. Thank you! After you watch the video, be sure to head back here and read the rest of this post to enter the giveaway!

The Books

How fun was that? 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.)

And now, on to the giveaways!

The Giveaways

If you’ve watched the video, you’ll now know that I am giving away TWO books: Mind Games by Nancy Mehl and The String by Caleb Breakey. Both books are Christian fiction, suspense-style novels.

The rules: If you’ll scroll down, you’ll notice two separate giveaways on this post. The winner of the first giveaway will be sent a copy of Mind Games, the second winner will receive a copy of The String. You can enter both giveaways if you’d like! This one’s open for Canadian and US residents only. The giveaway will end on Tuesday, October 27 at midnight PST! Good luck!

Giveaway from our first unboxing video. Featuring two books: The String and Mind Games

Giveaway #1

Mind Games by 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.

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of MIND GAMES! (There are seven total possible entries for each giveaway.) Or CLICK HERE to enter.

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Giveaway #2

The String by 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.

Enter below for a chance to win a copy of THE STRING! (There are seven total possible entries for each giveaway.) Or CLICK HERE to enter.

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Thanks so much for watching and entering to win! Happy reading!

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