By: James Markert
Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly Tainted (No curse words. Topics to consider: murder, smoking, drinking, still-birth, cutting, and death.)
The thing that attracted me first to this book was the beautiful cover! The cover and the title are very meaningful once you’ve read the story.
The best word to describe What Blooms from Dust is probably “unexpected” or maybe the word I’m searching for is just “weird.” It is a magical murder mystery set in the 1900s Dust Bowl that revolves around a guy with nightmares and a coin. It is historical, inspirational, and even basically has some zombies in it. Yep, that sums it up.
This story is equally as confusing as it is exciting and sad. The middle made me depressed, but still somehow held my interest.
The book had many good points to be taken from it. Kindness is the most potent kind of magic. The quietest people can be the deepest thinkers. One little mentally-handicapped kid can literally save lives. Kindness can kill many evils. Giving up is the worst curse that can be brought on mankind. At least, those are the points I got from it.
If you’re looking for a very unique book, this is the one for you! I really enjoyed it, but I definitely don’t think it’s for everyone. Be prepared for an adventure when you read about Nowhere, Oklahoma!
~I was sent a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for an honest review~