Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What We're Reading (Katie)

What We’re Reading: Affinity by Dianne Wilson (Katie)

Hi everyone! I am thrilled to be a part of Lands Uncharted! I’ve been lurking here for a couple years now, and I’ve met a few of my co-bloggers in person at various writerly events. When I was asked if I’d like to join the blog, well, it was a no-brainer.

I thought I’d tell you a little about me before I jump into what I’ve been reading. A “getting to know you,” you could say!

I’m a Christian wife and mom who loves writing, reading, gardening, and traveling. Sometimes people ask about the gardening thing. I always say growing things is sort of like a super power, right? I’m currently finishing up a Bachelor’s of Religious Education, with a focus on elementary education.

When it comes to reading, I read in all genres. I love a good story! When it comes to writing, I typically prefer YA speculative genres, like fantasy or sci fi. However, I’ve also had close to a dozen nonfiction children’s books published in the educational realm, and I have two inspirational romances out in the adult world. (Grown ups. *shudder*.)

My teen books are with Pelican Book Group, and my latest novel released in May.

What I’m Reading!

Now let’s get to the good stuff! I’ve been reading a lot this month. Have you ever heard of Swagbucks? It’s an online platform that let’s you take surveys for small payments (and you can also get paid for other stuff like shopping through their app, etc.). I try to make $1 a day, and I use that money to buy…drumroll…books! It’s a great way to get all the great stories I crave.

Anywho, this month I read:

Affinity by Dianne Wilson
 Flight of the Raven by Morgan Busse
The Electrical Menagerie by Mollie Reeder
Nyssa Glass by H.L. Burke

Today I’m going to focus on Affinity by Dianne Wilson. This book was very different than I expected! The back cover blurb painted one picture, but the first two chapters of the book painted a different picture. This trend continued throughout the book, so that every time I thought I had solved the mystery and figured things out another twist would hit and I would realize I wasn’t quite so clever (hee hee!).

Eventually, I did begin to understand exactly what was going on in the story. When everything pulled together I was totally wowed. A very cool plot!

I don’t want to get into too much detail, because the mystery throughout the story is what keeps you going. Suffice it to say it’s a great read for people who really like supernatural or paranormal stories with a Christian overtone. Here’s the back cover copy from the book!

Kai was born with the ability to see brokenness and to fix it. But when a freak accident leaves him trapped in the spiritual realm, he discovers a sinister side to being gifted—much darker than he'd ever imagined. With Affinity Recruiters hunting him down, Kai has to learn how to stay alive, use his gift to save his friends, and stop the flood of evil threatening the world. Can he do it before time runs out?

***What have you been reading?! I’d love to know because I am always looking for new stories to read!***


  1. Welcome, Katie! I've been reading The Hero's Guide series. It's hilarious. I definitely recommend it.


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