Monday, May 12, 2014

Marvelous By Travis Thrasher

Brandon Jeffery’s summer started out with a bang—as in, a friend crashed his car and now he has to work two jobs to pay it off. It’s at Fascination Street Records that he’s introduced to a beautiful but quiet girl named Marvel. She’s new to Hidden Cove and looking for a summer job, so Brandon secretly strikes a deal with their boss to work for free so she can be hired.
When a classmate is found murdered, however, their summer takes a turn for the mysterious. Brandon’s friend Devon is sure he knows just who’s to blame: the creepy recluse of the town quarry. But the police have few leads, and Brandon has the sneaking suspicion he’s being watched.
That’s not what’s in the forefront of on his mind, though. More than trying to pay off his car to his unemployed, alcoholic father and protecting Seth Belcher from the school bullies, he’s determined to date Marvel. He doesn’t understand why they seem so close and she refuses to date him, but as the mystery behind her tragic past begins to unravel, Marvel finally confesses her reason: God has revealed she’s destined to die saving others—and it’s going to be soon.

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Critically acclaimed author Travis Thrasher has made a career out of defying expectations. He's written over twenty-five books that have crossed the spectrum between love stories and supernatural thrillers. His variety of inspirational stories have included collaborations with filmmakers, musicians, and pastors. He's also helped write memoirs and self-help books. He lives with his wife and three daughters in a suburb of Chicago.

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This is the first book I have read by Thrasher that he was not coauthor, and a young adult book at that.
This book has it all romance, mystery, and adventure.
Young Adult readers are going to connect with Brandon and Marvel and the faith message is outstanding, it is sure to make young readers think.
This is a positive book about faith. I recommend it to young adult readers.
I gave this book 4 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by Wynn Wynn media for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like a good book for the younger group but not for my grandchildren's age. Thanks for your review Mary! I love how you keep us informed!

    Judy B

  2. Sounds like a winner to me,but I don't have any young adults at home anymore. Thank you Mary for your reviews.

  3. This does sound like a book for the young adult reader with a lot of mystery and intrigue in it. Thanks for your honest reviews Mary.

  4. I do have young adult grandkids. Ready to read!

  5. Im commenting for Susie

    Sounds like a great read, something that can keep my interest! Id love to read it!!

    1. Linda, Tell Susie she is the WINNER! I will get her book right out to her! I assume that you have a mailing address for her?

  6. Wonderful review, Mary! This sounds like a very intriguing story!