ebook, 1st Edtion, 255 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Tribute Books
My rating: ♥♥♥♥
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?I received a free copy of this book, per the blog tour, for an honest review!
Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.
When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.
From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.
The Gothic glamtastic cover sold me. The text...that pose, the cracking crusted heart....YES, yes and yes! The model sort of reminds me of Jessica Alba. (I'm just saying! *smiles*) And then it's an angel paranormal novel. It's always interesting to read a story with angels who have issues of the human variety.
The synopsis can be confusing, so I suggest do a one over glace, hop into the story, and use it as a refresher later. I like how this book analysed the difference between a soul mate and a kindred spirit , and finding a way to mingle it all into a very different love triangle. I'm not opposed to love triangles. I'm opposed to BAD love triangles. You know the ones where one guy has zero chance, or then the chick is so "easy" it's more like a Ménage à trois. Any who, this trio was an interesting grouping. I have no complaints on that! Good job!
The story line did not disappoint. It had dark, mysterious creepy undertones. Matt and Emily are angels sent to earth, placed into bodies of spirits who've technically "moved on" to the afterlife already. With each new life, they have a mission to complete. From the story, the reader is lead to believe either this had happened before or will continue to happen for the characters throughout the series. The bodies of which they take over have issues mentally that gives the story an emo feel.
This was slick a historical fiction. I wasn't expecting that. I was a little disappointed but not too overly distraught. I just hope the next book is during a more interesting time.
Overall this book was definitely original. It was a very promising start to very promising series. I look forward to the next installment.