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Monday, January 26, 2015

Book "Resist" by Anne-Rae Vasquez

About the Book: In a fight to save human kind from obliteration, Harry and Cristal continue to battle against the dark forces. However, the supposed angel forces have given up on mankind leaving Harry and Cristal in a terrifying dilemma. If the end is now, can online gamers save the world? Harry Doubt thinks so.

About the Author:Anne-Rae Vasquez's upcoming book Reveal book 3 of the Among Us Trilogy is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2015. Her latest novels, RESIST, book 2 of the Among Us Trilogy and Imminent-a Truth Seeker Conspiracy Thriller were released in November 2014. Doubt, Book 1 of the Among Us Trilogy was a Gold winner in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards 2014. Doubt was launched at the Raindance Book Festival in 2013. The Among Us Trilogy questions what is beyond the reality of this world and ties in different supernatural religious beliefs of God, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell, angels and demons apocalypse, spirituality and fantasy by mixing themes from shows like Fringe and Supernatural to create an end of the world religious paranormal mystery thriller.
Her previous novel Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was adapted into a screenplay and later produced into an award winning feature film and web series and was her directorial debut. Her other works include: Gathering Dust - a collection of poems, Salha's Secrets to Middle Eastern Cooking Cookbook published by AR Publishing Inc. and Teach Yourself Great Web Design in a Week, published by Sams.net (a division of Macmillan Publishing).
In her parallel life, she hosts/produces Fiction Frenzy TV, a weekly VLog channel featuring indie artists, authors, filmmakers and musicians. In addition to this, she freelances as a journalist for Digital Journal and manages a production department.
Almost a Turkish Soap Opera was produced by Joseph Khalil, Sababa Emporium Film Productions.
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Almost a Turkish Soap Opera is an award winning feature film, and web series adapted from the novel that captures the turmoil of two young modern Turkish men trying to make a home in the West but finding their lives have turned into a Turkish soap opera. Almost a Turkish Soap Opera, an independent film by Sababa Emporium Productions and AR Films screened and won awards at film festivals and was released on DVD in Dec 2012. It is available to view on Amazon Prime Video. The film reflects on how Turkish soap operas have become very popular in the Middle East and now in Europe and how the West has influenced the Middle Eastern culture. For details go to www.almostaturkishsoapopera.com

My Review: If you liked the first book of this trilogy, you will love the sequel. This is a very well written book, directed to the young adult audience, but any reader that is looking for spending some hours entertained will enjoy very much this reading. Harry and Cristal continue their adventures, in search for Harry's mother and Cristal's father. In this episode, Cristal opens a portal to the purgatory and Harry goes in, finding there (for his surprise) Gabriel. Gabriel conducts Harry to Bina (his mother) and Carlos (Cristal's father) that are now attached by a strong and strange force. Harry has to leave, but he cannot bring Brina and Carlos back with him. His visit to the purgatory triggers a lot of consequences, and all action starts to flow in a fast pace. Karim and Raffe continue to amaze us and let us without an answer on which side they are playing for.
The mix of science, religion, angels, demons, heroes and villains is just perfect.
This sequel only make us want to read the third episode  of this trilogy as soon as it becomes available. I would advice the reader to read the first episode before reading this one, so he can understand better the relation among the characters.
This book was written by Anne-Rae Vasquez and I received a copy for reviewing from the author. I was not requested to write a positive review. Opinion expressed here is my own.

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