My name is Christy Snow. I'm 17 and I'm about to die....
Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world - a position that she definitely did not earn....
The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea....
In a world where nothing supernatural exists, Tess Eckhart is positive she's going crazy. After her complete freak-out at a high school party, her family is too....
A vacation to Sunset Cove was her way of celebrating and thanking her parents. After all, Claire Dellamore's childhood was like a fairy tale....
It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly....
Once you’ve seen, you can’t unsee. Everything changes when you’ve looked at the world through... Angel Eyes.
Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt...and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.
Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption. Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight.
Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than either Brielle or Jake has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start. A realm that only angels and demons - and Brielle - can perceive.
It was wonderful easy to listen to, I ve te listened three times niw. Great saga
The basic plot is quite similar to the ones currently in vogue in YA Literature: somewhat emotionally damaged girl meets charming but mysterious boy, pair become embroiled in epic (supernatural) conflict, powers are revealed, random civilians placed in jeopardy, etc. As a fan of YA Lit, definitely up my alley.
The characters are excellent and endearing in that "love me even though I'm broken" kind of way. The good news is that the focus of the story is overcoming that "brokenness," so to speak, unlike many YA novels that seem to wallow in it. Also, the solution to their emotional damage is not simply romantic love - a nice change of pace from what much of the currently popular novels suggest.
What makes this book incredibly unique is its spiritual foundations. Using angels & demons as characters is not new, but using them in a way that actually promotes faith is. Dittemore raises some great, thought-provoking questions and weaves Biblical stories & truths into her story line.
In terms of narration, Cassandra Campbell does an excellent job. I could hear the emotions of the characters throughout the performance.
All in all, an awesome listen. As a final note: the ending of the novel, though not a cliffhanger, does suggest future sequels -- I look forward to them!
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Nothing, this is the author's book not mine.
Would you be willing to try another book from Shannon Dittemore? Why or why not?
Maybe. The author is clearly a spiritual person who is writing about God's love and wisdom. It is a pretty story that re-enforces God's wisdom and love. I say maybe to reading another b/c I'm older and I don't really need all the scripture reminders to understand where the author is leading...I understand and know that stuff already. In my opinion, I think there will be some adult readers of this YA genre turned off and others who will be recommending it to all their friends.
Which character ??? as performed by Cassandra Campbell ??? was your favorite?
I liked Jake. He sounded very mature for his age and Cassandra did a good job with her performance.
Did Angel Eyes inspire you to do anything?
Nope. I don't think this type of spiritual read is my cup of tea.