Author: Lauren Kate
Format: ePub on "Mah Nookie"
Source: Just Because
Rating: 3.5-4 Birds
I'm just still getting into this whole "angel" business. I think that this is the 4th book I've ever read about the topic, in a fictional way that is and to be honest - it's hard to wrap my head around.
Look, watch the snarky comments: I know that I spend a good 99% of my time reading about fairy's, vampires and a laundry list of other things that go bump in the night, so this new development on the YA scene shouldn't be too much to grasp - but it is! It's weird, even to me! Strange how something people claim to be real and even in some cases can prove can seem more like fiction to me then anything else....
So let's jump to the story then, shall we - before I really start to ramble. I can say I liked this series more then then Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick, the only angelic fiction I have to compare it too. I kinda got this "Harry Potter-esque feeling near the end when all Luce's friends were gathered with her ready to protect her. I don't know why exactly but it's what pops to mind. Strong story, good plot, kinda getting irritated with this relationship or-lack-there-of-for-protection-reasons story line going on. (Uh, hello can you say NEW MOON) but it plays out well in the end. And ah the end....well let's just say it's set up for a 3rd book.
Other things I feel need mentioning, I love the cover, and we know I'm a cover whore - I totally judge based on them. I would jump a love seat, tackle a 12 year old girl and beat my way to the check out for a pretty cover like this any day. And (choir of angels) it wasn't 5 chapter start off repeat of the first book. Bless you Lauren Kate, and the angel you rode in on.
Giving it a 3.5-4, can't decide. I'm not jumping up and down wanting to call my friends and demand they read it, but I did like it and I will continue the series. I'm rounding up for the photo...I like that brown bird, he's cute. :0)