Thursday, December 15, 2011

Light Under the House by Aaron L.: Review & Book Tour

I am delighted to share this book with you today as it tours with Pump Up Your Book Virtual Publicity Tour. It is an intriguing read and one that you won't want to miss!

About the Book:

Light Under the House is the saga of an American family—the Levis, a family of secrets. None greater than the secret of what lies under their house, a secret that could destroy them. A secret that an ancient evil will stop at nothing to uncover. The novel follows the Levi family line for a generation, creating a story that explores lives lived in the aftermath of the cultural rebellion of the late 1960’s. It is a historical fiction novel that shows the power of consequence and the hope of redemption. Most of all, it is a story about fathers and their children. 

About the Author:

Aaron L might be a newcomer to the creation of Christian fiction but is not one when it comes to the arts and all things creative. He spent a lot of his time drawing as a kid, growing up in many places, from Seattle to South Africa. Aaron always knew that his future lay in this field. In 2010, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in graphic design. Although the usual application of this degree is in the creation of print art, Aaron chose instead to focus his creative skills on the task of storytelling. With his first novel, “Light Under the House”, Aaron seeks to display his creativity in this promising new arena.

Author on Goodreads

My Thoughts:

This tale was full of mystery and intrigue and it certainly is a page-turner.  From the jump you want to know what happens with this family and where their story goes. 

There are so many subplots within this book it really does keep your interest as a reader.  The reading is heavy, but it is worthwhile.  I was very interested in how the author connected the events of the present with the events of the very far back past and he does it effectively.

There are a lot of graphic scenes in this novel and some of which will make even the toughest reader cringe.  It is not for the faint of heart but the author does a great job incorporating those scenes into the overall story.  I think that this is they type of reading you do to get out of your comfort zone and into something that requires a reader to think, analyze, and predict.

The characters are well-portrayed and well-developed.  I think you have to be extremely creative and intelligent to take a novel in this direction for sure.

Add it to your TBR list, but know ahead of time that this isn't a light and airy read...but sometimes we need that, right?

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