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Captivating and addictive!
on 7 July 2013
This book is the first of many in the Angel Academy series by the brilliant children's author Annie Dalton. These were my favourite books growing up, and I still find myself rereading them every so often now. They are the kind of vibrant, charming, and mesmerising stories that stay with you throughout your childhood, teens, and into adulthood.
This book sees the main character, Mel Beeby, finding herself in Heaven after being killed in a car accident just after she has turned thirteen. In Heaven, Mel attends Angel Academy, a school just for Angels (other children and adults who have died and gone to Heaven) which is dedicated to saving the people on earth by fighting the forces of evil. These forces of evil are called the Opposition, or PODS (Powers of Darkness). Mel and her best friends, Lola, Reuben and Orlando, find themselves travelling through time to different places and time periods in history in order to save the human race from the dark influences and harmful vibes of the PODS. Each book sees Mel, her classmates, and her friends given new heavenly assignments and human charges to protect.
From the very beginning, these books convey a vivid, magical and addictive world that you will fall in love with over and over again as you read each one. Mel's Heaven is a beautiful, colourful world that invites you in, and Annie's fantastic writing style makes every single book addictive. Mel and her fellow angels become your best friends as you share their glittering world in Heaven and follow them into cosmic battles across space and time. The author's depiction of the different places and cultures in history is incredible; you can smell the divine scents in the air at the Roman baths, feel the fear in the London blitz. You will even come across some familiar characters along the way! Mel and her friends' charges will win over your affections, and you will live Mel's heavenly new life along with her.
These books are deliciously captivating and wonderful to read. Winging It is a fantastic opening story for the series. Meet Mel, Lola and Reuben and discover a totally luminous world! Trust me, you won't regret it.