Julie here. This month, the CSFF Blog Tour is reviewing Beckon by Tom Pawlik (blog, Facebook, Twitter). The cover reads (rather compellingly) "COME. AND LIVE FOREVER."
I'm not interested in vampires at all, yet I've found immortal characters fascinating ever since I read Tuck Everlasting, which touches on some of the technical problems with living forever (such as needing to move to new places every so often because people get freaked out you never change...never mind potential loneliness). Immortality has certainly been a popular theme in recent fiction (see the Sorcerer's Stone/Philosopher's Stone in Harry Potter, all of Twilight, etc.).
Some of these stories involve gaining immortality with ease. Others (including Beckon) have a very, very, very steep cost.
What would you do to live forever? As a Christian, I think the story is more, what would Christ do to give you eternal life, and will you accept it?
Check back tomorrow for a review. And check out the others on the tour!
Thomas Clayton Booher
Thomas Fletcher Booher
Rebecca LuElla Miller
*I received a copy of Beckon at no cost from Tyndale in exchange for a review/promotion.