It was the summer of storms and strays and strangers. The summer that lightning struck the big oak tree in the front yard. The summer Samuel Chamber's mother died in a tragic accident. As a young boy, Samuel would have done anything to turn back time and have his mother back. What happened next was a series of events which lead him on a search for the tree of life. The one chance he had left to bring his mother back.
His quest to defeat death will entangle him and his best friend Abra in an ancient conflict, forcing Sam to grapple with an unwelcome question.... Could it be possible that death is a gift?
This book could easily become one of the greats among stories such as "The Chronicles of Narnia" series by C.S. Lewis or "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. It's a beautiful mix of fantasy and real life. I tend to gravitate to Young Adult fiction more than any other book genre, but this might just be my favorite yet that I've read. I must add though, that it is appropriate for adults too and not just young adults. It has such a powerful message. Just as C.S. Lewis' and Madeleine L'Engle's books, I believe God speaks to our hearts in all different ways. Even in a young adult or children's book. "The Day the Angels Fell" will certainly give you some things to think about. This one will remain a favorite on my bookshelf that I will revisit.
I received this book for free from Revel, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.