Thursday, 29 November 2012

Review: A Shimmer of Angels

 A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight, #1)
Author: Lisa M. Basso
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?

"The thing about beliefs? Even the strongest can be shattered by the simplest of things."

People usually freak out when they see unusual things. Well, seeing guys with shiny wings are counted as unusual. Too bad it was too much, it landed Rayna into a mental health clinic.

This was the first book I've read about pretty boys with wings and it was a good start. I loved the book! The plot was definitely new to me but it wasn't confusing at all. I love the mix of making it like one of those 'feel' books despite the original PNR vibe. It wasn't just pure action, or excitement. It made me feel something by letting the Rayna's emotions bleed out from the page. And it wasn't overly done either. It still kept its suspense despite the drama.

With the characters, I love how Rayna wasn't flawless. Some characters might just have some flaws to make them more human but Rayna felt real. She was scarred with her experiences and she was struggling to be okay. I felt that. I felt what she was trying to make people understand.

"Cam would probably Fall to protect me. That was an option I couldn't live with. And Kade? He was either hot or cold, starting trouble or being sweet. I didn't even know who he really was. Except damn annoying."

I know this is just the first book so I'm still holding off my questions. But it was a good start; a really good start for this trilogy. I will definitely look forward for the next books. And without a doubt, I will still cheer and keep my bets on Cam.

"Cam was the vacuum that took the bad away, one person whose embrace felt right."


This copy was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to read this! Great review ;)