Today I am doing two book reviews in one. :D I won both of these in a blog giveaway along with this one and just recently finished reading them.
Slave Again and Torn Asunder by Alana Terry
Genre: Christian fiction, North Korean
Rating: 5 stars.
Age:May not be appropriate for kids under 16. Contains human trafficking, Christian persecution, disturbing scenes and insinuates at sensuality that is or will be happening. I enjoy these books, but the stuff that is dealt with is so strong that I wouldn't want to read many of them on a regular basis.
She traded in her prison uniform for shackles of a different kind.
After escaping a North Korean prison camp, Mee-Kyong is hustled over the border and sold into the Chinese underworld. She vows to survive, but sheer determination and willpower won't save her this time. Is she fated to remain a slave forever?
Sun is tired of watching her family suffer the pangs of hunger and poverty that have ravaged her childhood. As soon as she sets foot in the Red Robin Inn, however, she realizes she should have never trusted the broker who promised her freedom and riches on the other side of the river.
When the Sterns moved their US-based printing business to China, they never imagined getting involved as underground missionaries, sheltering North Korean refugees from the Chinese police. Their work is stressful, dangerous, and highly illegal. It is also tearing their marriage apart.
Hannah and Simon are ready to return home and carry the gospel to the people of North Korea. In this world of spies, secret police, and informants, they soon learn that staying together won't compromise their ministry. It could cost them both their lives.
Two undercover missionaries delivering a single message of hope. Two Christians willing to die for the sake of the Good News. One love ~ more powerful than terror, more beautiful than life, and more dangerous than either of them could possibly imagine.
A love so strong, nothing but the grave could overcome it.
Modern-day North Korea is a dangerous place, full of traitors and evil doing. No-one is safe, especially Christians and women.
In "Slave Again", Mee-Kyong has escaped one nightmare only to be trapped in another. Looking out for herself wouldn't be too hard...if it wasn't for that innocent girl.
Mee-Kyong tries to forget about her, but for the first time her compassion is ruling her better judgment.
And when things do change, will Mee-Kyong be able to move on, or will she always be a slave to what others have done to her?
Hannah was seen in "Slave Again", but it isn't until the next book that we learn anything about her or Simeon.
A past that has been erased, a future waiting to be determined, Hannah feels ready. But the work is dangerous...and then there is Simeon.
What does God really will of her life? She tries to stay strong, but there are so many evil people and sometimes it feels that the God she serves only sees the bigger picture and not the little people like her and Simeon.
Amidst torture and separation, Hannah must continually revive her faith - or lose it altogether as she is "Torn Asunder."
Anyways, do check out this series and others by Alana Terry. They are worth the read and will make you want to do something for the people of North Korea!