"The New Recruit" Review

Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club. 
These guys mean business. 
Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.
The New Recruit is the first book in a thrilling new spy adventure series designed for reluctant tween and teen audiences.

My Review
In all honesty, I was hesitant to read this after reading another of Jill's books.  But when I saw it was free on Kindle, I jumped at the chance.  And I really enjoyed it!  

Spencer was such a realistic character! Though he is not what I would consider a role model character, he is well developed!  Though not my favorite character, I still root for him and want him to win in the end.  :)

Can I please talk about Gabe for a second?  Gabe is my favorite character in The New Recruit.  Definitely.  He accepts Spencer and doesn't pressure him to become a Christian.  And he is just awesome.  :) Okay, I am done with my little fangirl part.  :)

Just a little caution for readers, Spencer is not a Christian and doesn't act like one.  Sometimes he makes fun of them, calling them "churchers".  He has a past of doing drugs and has even been arrested  (Possible Spoiler: At one point in the book he is tempted to do drugs again).  Jill handles this very delicately, however.

Overall, this was a great book.  And I love the idea of Christian spies.  :) Genius idea, Jill.  I encourage you to read this book, but you may want to run it by your parents first, just to make sure.

About the Author
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms and the award-winning author of several speculative fiction novels including By Darkness Hid, Replication, The New Recruit, and Captives. She got into writing one day when someone was complaining about teen books and she thought, “I could do that! How hard could it be?” Very, she soon learned. But she worked hard, and four years later, her first book, By Darkness Hid, was published and won several awards.
Jill is a Whovian, a Photoshop addict, and a recovering fashion design assistant, who was raised in Alaska. She loves teaching about writing, which she does weekly at www.GoTeenWriters.com. She lives in Oregon with her husband, two children, and a whole lot of deer.

That's all for today my dear followers.  :) Have a blessed day!