[FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review] Final Touch (Rayne Tour, bk 3) by Brandilyn & Amberly Collins

Posted 3 August, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

Zondervan (May 7, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Brandilyn and Amberly Collins are a mother/daughter team from northern California.

Brandilyn Collins, known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense, is the bestselling author of Violet Dawn, Coral Moon, Crimson Eve, Eyes of Elisha, and other novels.

Visit the Brandilyn’s website.

Amberly Collins is a college student in Long Beach, California, majoring in marketing. She’s active in her Alphi Phi sorority and dotes on her Yorkie puppy, Bear.

Here’s a video about the first book in the Rayne Series:

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (May 7, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 031071933X
ISBN-13: 978-0310719335

Press the browse button to view the first chapter:

My Review:
Wow! I knew Brandilyn to be a superbly awesome suspense author for adult books, but man! Can she and her daughter Amberly really rock it with a YA series! The plot, the characters, the message-all of it- is fantastic and full of depth and thrills.

This book, Final Touch, is the 3rd and final addition to the Rayne Tour series, and while I highly wish I read the first two books, I wasn’t confused at any of the references to things that may have happened in book 1 or 2. To me, that’s evidence of a seasoned author! I really loved everything about this book, from unique and amazing characters to edge-of-your-seat, gripping suspense. Rayne and Gary are wonderful characters, but my favorite one and the one my pounding heart went out to the most was Shaley. She went through so much in this story & her reliance on God, while sometimes wavering, went deep! I couldn’t put it down even if I wanted to-which I did not! I had to keep feeling the adrenaline rush and pulse pumping thrills of Shaley’s story.

I, without a doubt, believe that this 5 star worthy YA novel fits right in with Collin’s seatbelt suspense titles. I highly recommend this book to all teens who may or may not have ever read a suspense! The twists and turns are gripping and awesome!



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