Tour Stop {Review}: The Watcher by Lisa Voisin

The WatcherThe Watcher by Lisa Voisin
Paperback, 541 pages
Published March 4th 2013 by InkSpell Publishing
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Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.
Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.

The Watcher is a story about a girl named Mia discovering teenage crushes and love seemingly for the first time.   Her aim is set on the new kid, Michael- A kid repeating a second senior year and recovering from a near fatal accident.  When another leather chad, motorcycle riding new kid arrives, once again Mia’s battling an unexplainable attraction.  The trio has a past together, unbeknownst to Mia, even while she becomes yet another pawn in an ancient otherworldly rivalry. 

The Watcher is my favorite angel fiction tale yet.  Grigori Angels and their lust for human women…the shame….the undoubtedly unturnawayably lore of it.  The forbidden fruit, so to say, has always been appealing to me. Lisa Voisin does an excellent job of drawing out the yearning, pinning, unbearable connection between the leading couple.  It was painful and yet not dishearting to read.  It keeps you rooting for their love to suceed even in the mist of the futality of it all.  

Angels and human = Soul Mates Friends
The overall composition of The Watcher is genius and far more than just a love story. Aside from the main baseline, another tantalizing page turner of this novel is its mystery.  There’s a clandestine plot of discovering the full story of the couple’s past while untangling angst temptation of forbidden romance. 

It’s so hard to review this while containing my excited and not giving too much away.  I’ll leave you this one tipoff:  There’s a fallen angel seeking redemption.  His road to forgiveness becomes even harder when he’s faced with the very soul that made him fall in the first place. 
Favorite Quote:
Since the last time we’d kissed, I’d been so careful around him, trying not to cross the invisible line that would either damn him or scare him away.

Check this one out.  If you like plots filled with twists, romance, reincarnations, angel lore, demon lore, posession, inter-dimensional,  Shakespearean references; then read it for yourself.  You can thank me later.

Big HUGE Thanks to Ink Spell Publishing and the author for entrusting me with an honest review.


  1. I love the cover for this one, although I do have to admit that I am always hesitant to read angel books because I have read so many but, I just might check this one out!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

  2. Thanks so much for hosting The Watcher for the blog tour and for taking the time to read and review it! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


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