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Maria Rachel Hooley has written an engaging romantic teen fantasy. I enjoyed every moment of reading it. I was immediately drawn in by the intense feelings between Elizabeth and her angel, willing them to overcome their troubles. The book, as part of a series, leaves many questions still to be answered. I look forward to reading the rest of the books and highly recommend them to YA lovers of contemporary fantasy.
The plot has a strong supernatural feel to it as Lizzie begins to uncover her strange connection to Lev, but it is kept grounded in the ordinary world as Lizzie faces prejudice as a mixed race young women. Lizzie begins to face the same abuse her father suffered before his disappearance, and whilst Lev may prove to be her own personal angel, is he a guardian or a threat?
This is a great start to a new teen paranormal romance series. The relationship between Lizzie and Lev is filled with suspense as Lizzie figures out whom she can really trust. There is a real air of threat surrounding the young heroine, which makes some of her behaviour (namely insisting she'll be safe walking/driving home alone in the dark) somewhat stupid and irritating, but hey they result in additional tense action scenes.
The main character moves to a small town with her Guardian after her Father's disappearance (or something). It's difficult to tell where the story is going or how Elizabeth ends up in certain situations at times as the Author has difficulty with pacing. The scenes in italics, Elizabeth's dreams or visions etc, are actually very written and definitely made me want to read more but I was put off the book completely when she first meets Lev - by falling in a river. I felt that the story was getting a little too ridiculous for my taste at this point, so I stopped reading.
Elizabeth herself can easily be compared to Bella. She's clumsy, passes out too much and spends most of her time with her nose in the air. And poor Griffin was named before he could even introduce himself, a rookie error that had me laughing a lot! A unique point that I feel I should point out is that our main character is indian. This doesn't stop her being a shallow as a puddle and the cover doesn't show an indian girl, but she is. The writing itself isn't horrendous and is certainly readable, if you like the YA romance books that have been going around lately - Dead Beautiful, Die For Me, The Goddess Test, etc.
If you liked Twilight, you'll probably like this. It has the addition of a bit of extreme racial antagonism to give the main character a reason to require saving but otherwise the story is much of a muchness.
Also, one odd moment; for a character so aware of how awful small-minded people can be when it comes to equality between people with different coloured skin, I found her callous disregard for equality between the genders strange - she seems to think a man who cooks is being unusual and worth mocking. This really bugged me.
This book overwhelmingly reminded me of Twilight in it's structure and story line. The twists were in substituting an angel for a vampire and throwing the heroine into the midst of a racist town instead of her having to face up to a hunter vampire.
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As other reviewers have said, the similarities to Twilight are unmistakable. The writing style has put me off looking out for any sequels.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was pulled in from the start. I had sympathy for the protagonist and wondered about who the true hero was, this was kept well hidden for the first few chapters and though I had... Read morePublished on 27 Mar. 2014 by maria matthews
When I saw that this book was free I thought hey, this looks generally good. After reading Sojourner I have opened my eyes and not put my kindle down as I just wanted to continue... Read morePublished on 15 Aug. 2013 by Tracey A S Rowlands
I did read this series and enjoyed it, but did feel it was more for the younger market, but was not disappointed with the books.Published on 30 July 2013 by dreamer
This was a different concept and storyline but was well written with good flow and the suspense was equally good. Read morePublished on 18 April 2013 by aysha
A very good read and it make,s you look around watch out for feathers in your bed enjoy and check on your friends they might have wingsPublished on 11 Aug. 2012 by Flatman
I try to stick to books when I've started readimg them, but I only got 10% of the way through this before giving up. Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2012 by Jet10
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