Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Shimmer of Angels

Hello, fellow book-devourers!
A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso decribes Rayna, a teenager who was commited to a mental asylum because she can see angels. Out, and desperate to be normal, she meets the new student at her school, Cam, who has wings. After convincing her that she's not crazy, Cam and Ray start looking for the fallen angel who is murdering her classmates. When Rayna stumbles upon Kade, she immediately suspects him. But is he the killer, or an ally?

I enjoyed the little bit of reality that is in this book. It seems more real because Ray was considered crazy, where as other books in the supernatural genre always have no one discovering anything unless it's because the supernatural told them. Ray's reaction to Cam when they first met was another highlight. Ray actually has a little bit of sense, instead of relying on luck like other main female characters. I enjoyed the characters and the plot, but I think Ray's Kade-Cam dilemma wasn't handled as well as it could have been. There could have been more interaction between Cam and Ray, other than 'oh, he's got wings and is nice to me. I'm totally head over heels about him.' Whereas there is a lot of interaction between Ray and Kade. I also like the, well I won't call it a twist, as it wasn't written that way, but the part at the end that none of the characters can explain, I liked that part, but it could have been written as a twist, and as such would have made it seem more significant.

Overall, 4.3 stars

Book 2 of the Angel Sight series, A Sliver of Hope, is expected to be published in January of 2014. Guess we'll all have to hold out 'til then to see where this goes next.

Many witty ripostes,

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