Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Homecoming book review

5.0/5.0 - Kate Hasbrouck’s debut novel will transport you to the realm of Eden in a way you never expected.  Be on the lookout for this one!

Title: The Homecoming

Author: Kate Hasbrouck

Genre: Christian Fantasy Fiction

Plot: Kerana is being sent to Earth to begin her duty as an Eldurian. Hers are a perfect people, without flaw and without sin, never experiencing the fall of man. Created by God to shepherd His people on Earth, they remain in the shadows, unnoticed. Kerana looks human, speaks like them, and has been taught to act like them. Above all her mission is to serve the humans.

Arriving on Earth, Kerana meets Eli at school. He is an ordinary human, with a father suffering from alcoholism, and a past that threatens to ruin his life. A star scholarship lacrosse player, Eli has to forget his true passion and live in a shell that doesn’t let anyone in. Until he meets Kerana. They find themselves intertwined in a connection that neither can quite explain. When this connection puts the two of them in danger, they find comfort and protection from each other. When Eli discovers that there is more to Kerana than just her stunning looks and grace, the Eldurians and their home planet of Eden may not remain a secret for very long.

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My thoughts:  

I really enjoyed this book!
 It was written from the perspectives of Kerana and Eli. I sometimes find that when a story is told from two different perspectives it can feel choppy or is hard to follow. That wasn't this case with this book.
I think it helped to show the differences and similarities between Eldurians and Humans.
It was also nice to see what Eli and Kerana thought about the events happening throughout the story.

I liked the way the author handled the spiritual aspects.
The relationship between Adonai ( God) and Eli was beautifully done and, I think, Biblically accurate.
 I also thought that the relationship between Adonai and the Eldurians was wonderful. The Eldurians, especially Kerana's parents, were great examples of  a strong and loyal faith.

All in all a great read! I recommend it to those who enjoy Christian Fantasy and Sci-Fi.

My rating:  3.5

As a part of The Homecoming book tour I was given a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I thought the relationship between the Eldurians and Adonai was wonderful too! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for being part of the tour! :)

    1. Your welcome Laura!
      Thank you for hosting the book tour:)

  2. Haven't heard of this one until seeing it make the blog tour rounds. Glad you enjoyed it, Ella. :)

    1. I hadn't heard of it either, Rissi!
      That's why I think book tours are so great.