Saturday, August 25, 2012

Book Review: Angel Eyes

About the book
Once you've seen, you can't unsee. Everything changes when you've looked at the world through . . .Angel Eyes

Brielle 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 Jake or Brielle 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.

My thoughts
Angel Eyes is not one of my favorite books, but I did not hate it either.  It was slow to start and very heavy in the religion aspect.   However, the religious part is partly expected, as it is a book about angels, and it does not push any one specific religion.  Another positive part of the book, was the strength of character development.  The reader truly gets to know each character as though they are real.  You almost cannot help but start to fall for Jake yourself.

Due to the paranormal aspect, the strong religious undertones, and the nature of the relationship between Jake and Brielle, I would not recommend this to pre-teens.  It is marketed as a young adult book and I feel that is appropriate.  If you enjoy paranormal books, especially ones that are not dark in nature, and you enjoy romance stories, and you do not mind the strong religious undertones, you will probably enjoy Angel Eyes.

About the author
Shannon is a wife and mother. A sister. A daughter. A friend. She was raised in Northern California by her parents-pastors of their local church and constant figures of inspiration.

As a youth, Shannon traveled with an award-winning performing arts team, excelling on stage and in the classroom. As a young adult, she attended Portland Bible College, continued acting, and worked with an outreach team targeting inner-city kids in the Portland-Metropolitan area.

It was in Portland that she met her husband, Matt. They were married in 2002. Soon after, they took the reins of the youth ministry at Living Way Community Church in Roseville, California where they continue to serve in that capacity. In October of 2004, their son Justus was born, followed by their daughter Jazlyn, born in 2008. 

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Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and the author for providing me with a copy of this book for review purposes.  My opinion is my own and was not influenced by anyone else.


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