Book Reviews

The Days of Elijah by John Noble

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 233
Genre: Biblical Fiction
Published: Sept. 10, 2018
Rating: 2 stars


Elijah’s friends are dead, and without a miracle, he’s next.

Elijah is a young prophet studying the Torah, when the soldiers of Queen Jezebel burn his school and massacre his teachers. He escapes, barely, but finds himself on the run and hunted as Queen Jezebel attempts to stamp out the worship of the Hebrew God in Israel and replace it with the worship of Ba’al.

As the queen’s soldiers close in on him, Elijah discovers a little known promise in the Scroll of Deuteronomy and prays for something impossible – that God would turn the skies to bronze and stop the rain on the kingdom that has abandoned Him.

And God says yes.

As drought and famine grip the cloudless land of Israel, God tells Elijah to hide and sends him to the land of Tyre, to a widow and her son who are on the edge of starvation. In Tyre Elijah finds a darkness at the heart of the city, a darkness that threatens to consume Israel next. But even if he survives, will Israel listen to his warning?

This is a re-imagining of the story of Elijah from the Bible.


To find Elijah’s story 1 Kings 17-19; 2 Kings 1-2

Trigger warning: Involves child sacrifice

Elijah is one of my favorite OT prophets. When I saw this book, I jumped on it. Then I saw it was on KU and my excitement when through the roof. I quickly grabbed it and started reading.

To say I was disappointed would be a correct statement. While this book is an easy read with less than 250 pages, I could have had it done in a day. The reason that did not happen was due to the writing. I didn’t feel like I was in Ancient Israel. The world-building wasn’t the best either. I wish there were more descriptions of the surroundings. The dialogue sounded modern. It took me out of the story.

It sucks because like I said Elijah is one of my favorites but this re-imagine of his life events fell flat.

I do have a trigger warning that I will not hide with a spoilers tag. This does include child sacrifice which many pagan religions are extremely known for doing during this time. It was a hard scene for me to get through and even harder to read Dema’s reaction to Elijah being sickened by it.

Monthly Recap

January 2023: Read

January actually started off pretty well. I read more books than I thought I would. Let’s get into this.

Books Read:

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back by Sariah Wilson (2/5 star)

My first book of the year was a low rating. I wasn’t a fan of the two MCs. I didn’t root for them and I just didn’t like the plot.

The Way of the Brave by Susan May Warren (3/5 star)

This is the lowest rating I have of Warren. I love her books and her series. When I am in the mood for a romance I turn to Warren. This one wasn’t high for me, but like I said in my review I think it is due to the fact that I have absolutely no knowledge of mountain climbing.

Wild Montana Skies by Susan May Warren (4/5 star)

I loved the MCs. The heroine was my all-time fave female character from Warren.

Cross Academy by Valicity Elaine (DNF)

This book had so much potential but it seemed all over the place with too many subplots. I may try it again in the future but for right now I am putting it in DNF.

Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren (4/5 star)

A good start to a series. I loved the MCs and can’t wait to see where the family ends up.

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis (2/5 star)

There are way too many problems with this “self-help” book.

Nothing But Trouble by Susan May Warren (3/5 star)

Wasn’t the biggest fan of this series but I liked it enough to continue it.

Double Trouble by Susan May Warren (2.5/5 star)

I didn’t like this as much as the first book. The author went a certain way that I didn’t quite like. I am holding off on the third one. I think I will finish it next month.