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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Book Review and Giveaway - The Sixth Trumpet Author: Caryl McAdoo On Tour with Celebrate Lit


About the Book

Book: The Sixth Trumpet

Author: Caryl McAdoo

Genre: Mid-Grade & Young Adult Dystopian

Release date: June 22, 2021

And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, a day, a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men. Revelation 9:15

The sixth trumpet has sounded. The world is at war.
Compelled by a night terror, Jackson leaves the relative safety of Red River County on a quest to rescue his missing mother. He plans a quick dash to retrieve her from bondage in Rockwall, but he is thwarted by others who need rescuing at every turn. Big girls, little girls, a medium-size boy, the smartest kid he’s ever known, and one giant dog comprise his army. If there is a God in Heaven, is He really watching out for him? Fifteen-year-old Jackson still hasn’t decided.


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About the Author

Award-winning author Caryl McAdoo prays her story gives God glory, and those best-selling stories—fifty-nine titles now—delight Christian readers around the world. The prolific writer also enjoys singing the new songs the Lord gives her—listen at YouTube! Sharing four children and twenty-one grandsugars (three greats), Caryl and Ron (her high-school-sweetheart-husband of fifty-plus years) live in the woods south of Clarksville, seat of Red River County in far Northeast Texas. The McAdoos wait expectantly for God to open the next door.


More from Caryl

Some would call THE SIXTH TRUMPET a dystopian fantasy, and it is . . . but it’s also possible that tomorrow, an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) could be detonated over the Midwest and throw America back into the 1800s, before electricity and instant communication we enjoy today.


The “Days of Dread Trilogy” stories are packed with adventure as their young hero, Jackson Allison, his genius and devoted sidekick Albert Einstein Hawking, and his sort-of girlfriend Aria face dangers at every turn trying to save others.

An editor asked, “Why would you write a book about the end times for mid-grade and young adult readers?”
My answer?

“To let them know through reading them that when tough times get here—and they will come—I want my readers to realize God will be right there with them and protect and provide. My hope is to build their faith.”

Jackson starts out an agnostic, but God loves agnostics, too. Jesus died on the cross for them like He did for you and me. He loves Jackson so much that He shows him His power and provision time and time again—

Of course, the boy’s mother and sister, and grandparents, and Uncle Roy are all praying for his salvation. We know what can happen when God’s people pray! How many times have you prayeds, “Father! Whatever it takes, draw my loved one to Your heart!”

Jackson, though, is a stubborn as a Texas Ranger on a mission!  His lieutenant succumbs to Holy Spirit’s calling in this story, but not Jackson, although he is being drawn to believe by all the things he cannot explain.

Who do you know who would love these stories? Besides you, I mean! I know you will! Who do you know who needs to read them?

My Thoughts

The Sixth Trumpet is a middle grade dystopian fiction book that is written by  Caryl McAdoo. Caryl is one of my most favorite authors that I have discovered since starting as a book blogger. She can write across a variety of genres, time periods and everything she writes I have loved. While I do not usually read middle grade dystopian fiction, I did read this with my 10 year old son, who reads at a 8th/9th grade level(He is in 5th grade). He seems to like this genre and wanted to share the book with his friends. 

In the Sixth Trumpet, is part of the Days of Dread triology. This is book two. I have not read book one, but we did not have any problems following along. The main character, Jackson is about 15 years old. He is on a quest to find his missing mother. He is not alone in his journeys, there are others that help him. He is going off the visions he keeps getting and knows that his mother is not in a safe place. The visions have shown him multiple times where his mother is. He knows that he needs to get to her. He is worried that he is misinterpreting them. I feel that way sometimes when God tells me something. God knows this - so when he wants me to know something - he will 2 x 4 me with it. I will see it all over the place. 

The author also ties in the aftermath of a future world war. She also puts in biblical truth (as she does with all of her books). This book is based off the book of Revelation. Which is a book that I have never made it all the way through. She does such a wonderful job with her descriptions and scenes you can close your eyes and feel that you are there. My son really enjoyed the scenes. He thought they were some of the best that he has ever read. 

The author has written great characters, action filled story lines that kept both mine and my 10 year old sons attention. She can write along multi-genres and it was fun to see her write in a different setting. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, September 23

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, September 24

Mary Hake, September 24

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, September 25

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, September 26

Texas Book-aholic, September 27

Inklings and notions, September 28

Girls in White Dresses, September 29

deb’s Book Review, September 30

For Him and My Family, October 1

Locks, Hooks and Books, October 2

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, October 3

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, October 4

The Meanderings of a Bookworm, October 5

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, October 6


To celebrate her tour, Caryl is giving away the grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book and author, this sounds like an excellent book and series that my teen-aged grandchildren and I will enjoy reading