Friday, March 25, 2011

"Vicious Cycle" by Terri Blackstock

Vicious Cycle just might be Terri Blackstock’s best book yet!  It held my interest from the first page to the last.  It is the story of a young teenage girl with a drug problem who delivers her own baby.  When her man, also a drug addict, wants to sell the baby for money, she dumps it into a car of a friend of hers and takes off.  This is a great story with characters I cared about and a really good ending!  I enjoyed it very much!
(Gerard's review)

I was hooked into Vicious Cycle by Terri Blackstock from beginning to end!  It is actually about two families, one Christian family with a teenage daughter (Emily) who is just getting out of rehab after being in for a year and the other who is addicted to meth and wants to sell the teenage daughter’s baby for $45,000.  The only glitch is that the girl, Jordan, does not want to sell her baby but wants to give it up for adoption instead, and gets Emily’s brother (Lance) to help her get it away from her mother and brother. 

Vicious Cycle is a good Christian fiction suspense novel that I couldn’t put down.  I cared about the characters and was anxious to see how things would turn out.  It shows how drugs can ruin lives and how hard it is to get off them, but that it is possible.  I especially liked Lance because he’s a good teen who really cares about others which got him into some dangerous situations.  I liked how the author shows the contrast between the two different families and yet the fact that anyone could get hooked on drugs.  Every day we need to do the next right thing. 

I recommend Vicious Cycle to anyone who likes stories about family, suspense or teens.  This book is about the same Christian family that is in Intervention, the story of the mother getting Emily into rehab for her drug addiction.  It’s very good too! 
(Karen's review)

Here's the book trailer:

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  1. This book was my Friday Find today, it looks so good, I hadn't heard of this author before.

  2. Marce: I'm sure you'll love this book! It is definitely one of our favorites of this month!

  3. i just read another review, I will have to read this one, do you recommend reading the 1st in the series?

  4. Marce: The first in the series is "Intervention" which is very good as well and yes, I do recommend you read that too. It doesn't really matter which order though unless you prefer to get the background on some of the characters first.


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