Isfits from @JustinBlaney -- A completely new genre of fiction!

Hello! I'm partnering with Justin Blaney to help him spread the word about his fun new book series, Isfits.

He's launching the series with a Kickstarter campaign---he wants to turn these fun/unique stories into full-color, hardback, glossy-paged books.

Who's Justin? Justin Blaney is a virtuoso. He does a little of everything, but one of the coolest things he does (besides writing amazing stories) is run an organization called Innovate for Jesus (resources for pastors, ministry leaders, non profits, authors, etc.). The site features people like Francis Chan, Rick Warren, Pete Wilson, Matt Chandler, Mary DeMuth, and more.

Besides the super cool graphics, what is special about Isfits? Justin is releasing his Isfits series in the general kids book market rather than as Christian releases. His hope is to spread the gospel message to children who aren't normally exposed to Christian content.

What Is Isfits?
  • Postmodern fairytales & cautionary confessions
  • A cast of characters sampled from icons of adolescence, re-imagined.
  • A completely new genre of fiction. Since that's hard to describe, let's call it a graphic novel like you've never seen before.
  • Nearly 200 original designs, optimized for inspirational display in your home, office, prison cell, igloo, or hut.
Click here for more information. If you'd like to sign up to review the first book in the series, Cinderella Goes to the Potty (It's a five-minute read! You'll love it!), email info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com (and be entered to win $100 Amazon.com gift card!).  And if you'd like to learn more and support Justin's Kickstarter, GO HERE.




Meet Justin: 
Justin Blaney is the author of the Amazon bestseller "Evan Burl and the Falling" which reached the #1 position in fantasy, teen and thriller categories. His latest project is "Isfits," a series of graphically illustrated postmodern fairytales and cautionary confessions for young adults. The stories follow the adventures of a cast of characters based on icons of adolescence placed in a darkly-humored world of blissful brokenness where they possess the power to affect cultural and personal change in the real world. Blaney is the founder of Innovate for Jesus (www.I4J.org) and Inkliss, a film production company. He lives outside Seattle with his wife and three daughters. 
www.JustinBlaney.com
**********************
My Thoughts:
I have to be completely honest, I'm confused by this book. It's certainly unique and interesting with absolutely AWESOME illustrations, but the story is rather horrifying! It kind of, sort of, has a Tim Burton feel. Is it for young kids, older kids, graphic novel fans? As the title would suggest it is about a potty, but where I thought this was going to be a cute potty training story, I think little kids will be terrified. Potty trees that eat humans, mean old people threatening the main character, and a bloody axe head aren't things that you want in your child's head at bedtime. I'm not really sure what else to say about this book other than it's totally different from anything else I've seen in the Christian fiction/ children's fiction genres. I can't decide if it's a five star book or a one star read so I'm going to give it three stars. 

To read what others are saying about the book, GO HERE.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ~

*I receive complimentary books for review from the publisher. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*

Happy Reading!

Comments

Post a Comment

I love your comments, keep 'em coming!!!

Popular posts from this blog

The Sound of Silver by Rachelle Rea Cobb Birthday Blog Tour + Giveaway!

Book Review + Giveaway! The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

TLC Book Tours: The Daredevil Snared by Stephanie Laurens (Review + Giftcard Giveaway!)