This blog is for me to keep track of and review the books I read for the 100+ Book Challenge.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
#55 - 2060:The Newton Prophecies
This is a debut by author Keith Katsikas whom I met on Shelfari. The actual book doesn't come out until the end of the year, but I recommend it, especially if you're a fan of Dan Brown! The book was a fast, easy read and I rated it four stars. Here's a synopsis copied from Keith Katsikas' web site:
Ever since witnessing an avalanche devour his parents at the age of twelve, Michael DiBianco has had an odd obsession with the divine. Today, a renowned physicist, Harvard Divinity professor, and bestselling author of The Newton Theories and The Book, DiBianco has devoted his life to uncovering the secrets of the Bible. What he ultimately discovers, however, is that his life is not at all what it seems ... and his destiny simply cannot be allowed to happen.
A prophetic collection of Newton manuscripts have been stolen from a library in Jerusalem––the very place DiBianco had recently spent three weeks researching his latest book, God Science. DiBianco is escorted from his classroom at Divinity one morning, to the FBI Field Office in Boston, where he’s shown a fistful of Polaroids; dozens of macabre assassinations, committed in highly publicized forums. Though the Agents assure him he’s only needed for his vast knowledge on Isaac Newton, DiBianco soon realizes he’s their prime suspect.
An earth shattering explosion, nearly leveling Harvard Divinity School, propels Michael DiBianco down a mysterious road, spanning three countries; a mission to clear his name; a quest that swiftly turns into a life and death race against the clock, to save Christianity from a little known brotherhood called the Descendants of Lucifer. With help from his new techie friend, Peter Clinton, DiBianco discovers that the Descendants have set into motion a plot that could not only destroy Christianity, but ultimately will flip his entire world on its head.
My progress in the 100 Book Challenge so far:
1. An Idiot Girl's Christmas - Laurie Notaro - 142 pages 2. The Missing - Chris Mooney - 360 pages 3. All the Numbers - Judy Merrill Larsen - 269 pages 4. The Quickie - James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge - 274 pages 5. The Darkest Evening of the Year - Dean Koontz - 354 pages 6. Plea of Insanity - Jilliane Hoffman - 598 pages 7. When Madeline Was Young - Jane Hamilton - 274 pages 8. Sunshine - Robin McKinley - 405 pages 9. Spying in High Heels - Gemma Halliday - 318 pages 10. I Am Legend - Richard Matheson - 312 pages 11. New Moon - Stephenie Meyer - 563 pages 12. Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City - Kirsten Miller - 380 pages 13. The Husband - Dean Koontz - 415 pages 14. Kiki Strike: The Empress's Tomb - Kirsten Miller - 369 pages 15. Plum Lucky - Janet Evanovich - 166 pages 16. Blood Rites - Jim Butcher - 372 pages 17. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - 245 pages 18. Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist - 513 pages 19. The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz - 368 pages 20. Little Stalker - Jennifer Belle - 333 pages 21. Watchers - Dean Koontz - 352 pages 22. Lost and Found - Carolyn Parkhurst - 289 pages 23. Dead Beat - Jim Butcher - 396 pages 24. Steve & Me - Terri Irwin - 273 pages 25. Bright Lights, Big Ass - Jen Lancaster - 385 pages 26. Curse of the Spellmans - Lisa Lutz - 407 pages 27. Bleeding Kansas - Sara Paretsky - 431 pages 28. Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison - 416 pages 29. The Abstinence Teacher - Tom Perrotta - 358 pages 30. The Good Guy - Dean Koontz - 493 pages 31. The Double Bind - Chris Bohjalian - 368 pages 32. Dork Whore - Iris Bahr - 216 pages 33. Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer - 629 pages 34. Monkeewrench - P. J. Tracy - 404 pages 35. Diablerie - Walter Mosley - 180 pages 36. After Dark - Haruki Murakami - 191 pages 37. Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella - 389 pages 38. The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson - 246 pages 39. Heart Sick - Chelsea Cain - 324 pages 40. Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay - 292 pages 41. Ice Trap - Kitty Sewell - 340 pages 42. The Bad Place - Dean Koontz - 381 pages 43. All We Know of Heaven - Jacquelyn Mitchard - 310 pages 44. The Dollmaker - Amanda Stevens - 376 pages 45. Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris - 214 pages 46. The Senator's Wife - Sue Miller - 306 pages 47. The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber - 895 pages 48. Dexter in the Dark - Jeff Lindsay - 303 pages 49. Gods Behaving Badly - Marie Phillips - 293 pages 50. Earthly Pleasures - Karen Neches - 311 pages 51. Proven Guilty - Jim Butcher - 406 pages 52. Such a Pretty Fat - Jen Lancaster - 379 pages 53. Obedience - Will Lavender - 287 pages 54. The Fifth Vial - Michael Palmer - 372 pages 55. 2060:The Newton Prophecies - Keith Katsikas - 338 pages
My progress in the Suspense/Thrillers Challenge so far:
1. serial killer - The Missing by Chris Mooney 2. crime thriller - The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge 3. psychological thriller - The Husband by Dean Koontz 4. legal thriller - Plea of Insanity by Jilliane Hoffman 5. techno thriller - Monkeewrench by P. J. Tracy 6. hard boiled - Diablerie by Walter Mosley 7. private detective - The Bad Place by Dean Koontz 8. cozy - Shakespeare's Landlord by Charlaine Harris 9. hitman thriller - The Good Guy by Dean Koontz 10. supernatural thriller - Dexter in the Dark by Jeff Lindsay 11. medical thriller - The Fifth Vial by Michael Palmer 12. religious thriller - 2060:The Newton Prophecies by Keith Katsikas