I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.'
Evie, for me, was an awesome protagonist, she was witty, kind, brave and strong. A combination in my book you just can’t go wrong with, it can be infuriating when you get the same characteristics for any decent heroine over and over again. Thankfully Amy knows how to deliver a protagonist you just can’t help but like. There was none of that ‘I'm scared’ stuff or ‘He loves me, he loves me not’, in fact it was just the opposite which is one of the reasons why it was great read. Evie faced every adversity head on, she worked hard to get where she is and she is not about to let anyone scare her away including a hot moody angel. I loved the friendships she formed with Russell, Buns and Brownie there is something sweet about each of them and the banter between them is hilarious. Her relationship with her uncle was endearing and I loved it, it was incredibly sweet and made you go all ‘awe’. From the moment Evie meets Reed we are drawn in, you have questions flying all around you like why does he hate her? Who is he? Is he bad? What the hell is going on? The mystery of who and what Reed is, is enough to make you read on because it’s human nature to want answers, but it also doesn’t hurt that he’s incredibly hot and there is some explosive chemistry between him and Evie. Following Evie on her journey of self-discovery we delve into a world of angels, demons, shadow men, grim reapers and soul mates, as well as coming across interesting characters along the way.
Oh Reed *sigh*. Where do I begin? At the beginning we aren’t his biggest fans, I mean being openly hostile and trying to scare someone away isn’t exactly a good first impression. But alas we can’t dislike him for long, ever slowly as the story unravels and his identity is revealed we fall in love with him. Reed is an angel, a warrior angel to be exact. He is fierce, protective, loyal, freaking hot, sweet and incredibly cute. Upon realising Evie is not the threat he assumed he not only falls deeply in love with her but also becomes her protector. Let me just say, you do not want to piss Reed off because he is one badass warrior. I absolutely loved his relationship with Evie it was just the sweetest thing, you can’t help but be happy for him after spending literally eternity alone and I totally understand his aversion to dear old Russell. Don’t get me wrong I love Russell, but he and Evie are just not meant to be this time and I’m team Reed all the way. Dear old Russell will just have to find his HEA with someone else. Despite how my review might be coming across, this is not a romance novel, yeah it has romance in it but it’s not the focal point of all this, no the focal point is protecting Evie as she is an enigma, the first of her kind. We go from our ordinary world into a world where angels exist alongside humans, as do many other ‘beings’, and it’s just one of those things that makes you think anything is possible.
“I said that you are poised to be the most perfect creature I have ever encountered, under God, and the affection that I feel for you cannot be measured on Earth, or in Paradise. That is a rough translation, but it sounds better in Angel,” he explains as his green eyes hold mine.
Amy is one of those exceptionally talented authors who knows how to hold their readers interest, and pique it just enough that they crave more. It worked on me as I purchased all the books in the series without a single thought (I shall be posting those reviews soon), and am now eagerly awaiting the final book in the series. I give this book 5 stars and strongly recommend it. You might think it’s not your cup of tea, but you’d honestly be surprised. This book will have you intrigued from the get go, nervous with anticipation and holding your breath for more. So like go BUY NOW!