Posts Categorized: Angels

Sep 09
Review: Shadows by Paula Weston

Review: Shadows by Paula Weston

How does an author write a story about angels while maintaining a sense of originality?  Give the main character a major case of memory loss.  Gaby, the narrator, is still mourning the loss of her brother, Jude, in a car accident.  She doesn’t remember much, but she has bizarre nightmares of fighting demons.  A guy named Rafa shows up and claims to have information about Gaby’s and Jude’s pasts, but it seems too far-fetched for Gaby to believe.  Readers unfamiliar… Read more »


Apr 14
Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

It took me a long time to accept Dante.  A looong time.  I’ve never liked people (real or fictional) who advertise any aspect of their supposed greatness.  I mean, if you’re a genius, beautiful, an athletic superstar, or just an overall wonderful human being, you shouldn’t have to tell everyone, should you?  People should be able to spot these magnificent qualities without any assistance from the magnificent quality-possessor.  So, about Dante….  He’s got the looks.  He’s got the swagger.  And… Read more »


Apr 05
Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Review: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

“It’s like you’re…something else.” Simply put, I loved Unearthly. It is the perfect blend of a wonderful young heroine, two believable love interests (an area where so many other writers stumble), great supporting characters, action, fantasy, and romance. OK, enough raving for the moment. In Unearthly, sixteen year-old Clara is Quartarius – the daughter of a half-angel mother and a human father. All angels have a life Purpose, and Clara’s is to rescue an unknown teenage boy from a forest… Read more »


Mar 09
Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

Review: Boundless by Cynthia Hand

***Note – If you have not read the first two books in this series, this review will contain spoilers. *** When I finished Boundless, one of my most pressing questions was: Does Stanford actually have a course called The Practice of Happiness?  Indeed, it does.  Now that that urgent matter is out of the way, let’s get on to the story. I loved Unearthly, I was less enthralled with Hallowed, and I wanted so badly for this series to finish… Read more »


Feb 25
Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

***Note – This review contains spoilers of the first novel, Unearthly.*** Oh, Cynthia – you had me at Unearthly.  But you’ve started to lose me with Hallowed.  Not completely; not by a log shot.  But much of the magic that was in Unearthly just was not here for me.  Let’s start with the BIG REVEALS.  Now, I like a big reveal; who doesn’t?  But one heaped on top of another can start to feel cheap.  Or manipulative.  We had a… Read more »