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10.02.2012

The New Recruit ~ Blog Tour Review

The New Recruit
The Mission League #1
by Jill Williamson


Spencer Garmond is trouble and it has finally caught up to him.  Hanging out with the wrong crowd, skipping detention, language that needs censoring at 15 Spencer is heading the wrong way and fast.  When given a choice between going to Military school or joining the Mission League, Spencer chooses the Mission League. 

But what does Spencer have in common with a bunch of "churchers"?  Not much in Spencer's opinion and spending summer vacation on a training mission in Moscow is just so not him.  The best part of the trip is maybe scoring some time with the girls.

But nothing turns out as he expected after he meets the mysterious and beautiful Anya.  The Mission League is determined to save Spencer in spite of himself.  But they all  learn valuable lessons as they work together and help out at a homeless center in the heart of Moscow.

Spencer is determined to prove that he is an able member of the League even though he is an irregular recruit.  After all everyone else is following in their family's footsteps as an agent, but Spencer's parents are dead and he lives with his eccentric grandmother.  But how can Spencer prove himself when every move he makes seems to be breaking a rule and he just doesn't get all this God stuff.  Can Spencer live long enough to figure it all out?  Only time will tell!

The New Recruit is an exciting YA series kick-off.  Each chapter is headed as if it was a mission report just adding to the feel.  Can Spencer determine who he truly is?   And what is the Mission League hiding from him?  

Thanks to author Jill Williamson for providing me with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review!

Want to learn more about this exciting new series check-out The Mission League website.

Author Bio Spotlight:
Jill Williamson is an author of all things weird. She grew up in Alaska with no electricity, an outhouse, and a lot of mosquitoes. Her Blood of Kings trilogy won two Christy Awards, and she recently released Replication, a science fiction teen novel from Zonderkidz. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children and a whole lot of deer.


Back cover blurb:
Forced to choose between military school and a Christian spy organization, skeptic Spencer Garmond signs on with the Bible geeks. But before he even boards the plane for Moscow, Spencer realizes this is no Bible club.
These guys mean business.
Stumbling onto a case involving a gang of homeless boys, a chilling tattoo, and the always beautiful Anya Vseveloda, Spencer struggles to find the faith needed to save the Mission League from enemy infiltration.

Check-out the YouTube trailer!