Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Review of Angel in the Shadows

Title: Angel in the Shadow
Aurhor: Lisa Grace
Publisher: Eloquent Books
Published: May 23, 2011 (ebook)
Format: .EPUB for Nook
Source: Received for Review

Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift--or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons. 

Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity. 

At school, she recognizes Judas, an über popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas. 

Megan thinks God hasn't given her any "special" powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

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 I wasn't a big fan of the cover. I thought the cover model had a big nose and I have no idea who the angel was suppose to be from the book because I don't remember an angel that fit the description in the book.  It isn't a terrible looking but it wasn't eye popping cool or gorgeous. It was just not for me. Also please remember this is just my opinion and you may think it is the prettiest cover you have ever seen . Its all on personal opinion

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  Different from what I normally read.. I usually settle for just YA romances and leave it in the contemporary  and historical.. Also, every now and then I will settle for a good dystopian which I usually have trouble getting into  for some reason. That is why I am very picky when ever I am asked to review it.
 The point of view was of a girl. Thank goodness. I always seem to have a problem getting into a mans head even if it is written for me. There is not telling what they keep in it. The persons head we are in ,Megan, really does a good job on description.  She was also an interesting character herself.
   So the start of the book was slow if you asked me. Reading from the beginning I just couldn't grasp the book. Yes I a Christian. Yes I do go to church every Sunday. Yes I love God more than anyone. This book at one point when a boy calls Megan to the hospital after an accident with an evil angel and a drug overdose. He was a Christian but he almost fell in hell. It was scary.It was really scary...
    There was a good angel and a bad  angel at a  school. Jude/Judah/Damian/what-ever-else is the bad one that really had me creeped out on Monday night  when I finished it. He was the super popular  boy that was killing off or more like helping them kill themselves. He would influence them because he was the popular new boy to do Drug Over Dose or as he did with a Goth boy in the beginning. His goal is to get as many  people in hell as possible.
  The authors writing is also distinctive and addicting at points especially toward the end. Mandy pregnant, you know I saw that coming.Though I did  predict  her being pregnant, I didn't see the ending of the book. I mean it was a good ending and it made me want to move onto the next book right that moment. I would have to if it had not been 1 in the morning and I kept falling asleep. I will soon have that review up following this one in a few days. Right now I have to get some other books to review out of the way and one I really want to buy and I will feature on So Want Saturday.
   So my rating is 4 E-readers 

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