Author: C.T. Callahan
Age/genre: YA Fantasy
Published by: Three Little Books Co.
Publication date: 09/12/16
My rating: ★★★.5
Synopsis from Goodreads:S
When seven-year-old Evie Weiss discovers a strange, sickly boy in her otherwise familiar forest, she has no idea what it holds for her world. He is a dark angel, one of a race of humanoid beings that feed on humanity and tear Evie’s world down around her. Years later, as humanity mounts a counter-attack against the dark angels, Evie remembers the boy in the forest and finds herself torn between her loyalty to her own people and feelings of compassion for these strange creatures that first captivated her as a child. It is the quest of one girl to unite two worlds so separated by war, but how can she close the gap between two races so determined to hate each other?
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I was intrigued by this from the first page, the setting is a little dystopian and the angels are strangely beautiful. I love that the angels are a dark and violent race, it’s quite refreshing and instantly piqued my interest. Evie was an interesting character to follow, she was quite young when the angels first came and she had her first interaction with one. Though I found the slightly abusive relationship between her and another character offputting, this could have just been me but it didn’t sit right with me. My other slight criticism is how much time passes between sentences, it felt a little rushed at times and had a tendency to jolt me out of the story.
I loved the relationship Evie has with her brother Its a complicated one but it’s clear she loves him, even though she doesn’t agree with whom on a lot and despite the bad things he does thoughout the book. Overall I did really enjoy it. it’s worth reading and has great potential.
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