Book Review: FootNail: Genesis Awakens

Footnail by Howard Haugom

Footnail: Genesis Awakens
by  Howard Haugom, Akorede Adekoya, Ken Steacy (Illustrator)

2 out of 5 stars

Genesis returns home from college when her grandfather dies, and discovers that he left behind an ancient relic of great mystical power: one of the nails from the cross of Christ. Genesis must protect the relic from the powers of darkness and discover the strength of her own faith.

I really liked that this book uses a lot of quotes from the Bible, and has a clear message of faith in Christ. I always think it’s a very interesting premise that the nails from the cross could be imbued with power. It’s a cool mixture of fantasy and history!

However, I ended up DNFing this book after page 68, which is right when the action really starts to get going. But I just lost interest. The writing is not very polished. It needs a good editor, both for grammar and for things like a better flow in the sentences. The writing style is sort of disjointed.

I think the title of the series is so odd. It makes me think of “toenail” instead of the type of “nail” that you would hammer.

I did not connect with Genesis’ character. None of the characters seem to have much depth, at least not in the first third of the book. They might get better character development later on.

Overall, I feel like this book has potential, if only it had a good editor to smooth out some of the problems in the writing.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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