Release Date: March 18, 2011
Source: Amazon Freebie
Review Date: January 8, 2012
Rating: 2 bookmarks
This is an YA book, and it read as such. I must say, the fact that it actually read like it was for teens was good because the author was indeed writing to her audience. Which is a change, because many YA books, in my opinion seem like they are for an older audience. It is possible that is why I didn’t like this book. It was below my interest level. This book was too slow for my taste. It took me 4 attempts to finally sit down and finish reading the book. It did start getting good toward the end, but that was way too long to get to that point. If I hadn’t made the commitment to finish it, I probably would have given up on it. . This book is about guardian angels and the world they live and the souls whom they try to save. There are Oracles, Guardian Angel trainees and petty officers, pools of water, fake outer bodies, monkeys who eat peoples scalps, demons, higher demons, birds who fly cars in the clouds, etc.…all kind of craziness. I don’t know, some of the beings were a bit over the top and just too much.
I didn’t really car for the primary characters. The protagonist Kara, was run over a bus at 16. When she died, instead of arriving in heaven, she appeared in a place where she learned that she was a new Guardian Angel in training. Kara was thrown into a new world without much of an explanation. But as the story goes on, she begins to learn more and why things are. I wanted to like Kara, but at times she was more interested in David liking her than saving the people she was assigned to. She pulled it together in the end when it was a job that could get her what she wanted, which was to return to her human life. Her side kick and trainer is David. An egotistical, flirty, more experienced trainer who is known for having a hot head. He even is kind of a celebrity among the other GA’s. Many of the people in charge don’t care for him to much. It may be his sarcasm or his lack of authority, regardless, I think Kara likes him because he’s a attractive “bad boy” type.
The storyline about the “possible” attraction between them was odd and really had no place since GA’s are forbidden to have relationships. Maybe that will lead to them getting together later, once she becomes human again. It sounds like the next book could be interesting if the pace of the story is faster, but with that said, I won’t be continuing this series.