- Age Range: 12 and up
- Grade Level: 7 and up
- Series: The Angel Sight Series (Book 1)
- Paperback: 321 pages
- Publisher: Month9Books, LLC (January 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985029439
- ISBN-13: 978-0985029432
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 63 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,488,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Shimmer of Angels (The Angel Sight Series) Paperback – January 29, 2013
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Lisa M. Basso is a writer and fan of young adult fiction. She lives in San Francisco.
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Mystery, intrigue, romance, and Ray's best friend quotes Doctor Who throughout? This book was made for me.
I love an angel story, and this one delivers. Sure fallen angels is a topic everyone's heard about. But this one, the concept is unlike anything I've read especially in YA. No cutesy angels here. No destined love affair. It's bloody and painful and never lets up.
The emotions in this book pull me from one side to another, and never let go. My heart wrenched for Ray, and I felt myself wanting to comfort her. A character in a book, believe it or not.
My favorite character in the book is Kade, a mysterious angel with a haunting demeanor. He's the sexy, funny bad boy and I couldn't get enough. I want more Kade!
Overall I loved this book. Original, heart wrenching, mysterious and a great thrill ride from the beginning to the very end. Read book 1 of the series in one night. Now I'm dying for book 2. Can't wait for more.
The story revolves around Rayna (aka Ray) who has just returned to high school after spending the last three years locked away in a mental facility. The reason she was there? She used to see angels, and according to her doctor and her family, that makes her a very troubled and delusional young woman. Now in "remission", Rayna is finally home to reclaim and rebuild her life. It isn't easy. Her dad is overprotective and watching her like a hawk, and her younger sister is openly hostile toward her. Rayna herself is terrified of regressing and earning herself a one-way ticket back to the SS Crazy, so when she sees glimpses wings on a new student in her class, she panics and tries very hard to deny what she has seen. But as she is about to find out, this is only the beginning. Her entire life is about to implode.
It's not that I was unsympathetic to Rayna's plight, because I wasn't. I felt for her, I really did. Her ability to see angels wasn't a gift; it was a curse that had caused her nothing but grief and pain, and if I was in her shoes, I'd be freaking out too. Unfortunately, so much page time was devoted to Rayna's fear, anger and denial, it actually pushed me away from the story, instead of pulling me into it. Momentum was lost, and sadly, so was a lot of my interest. It may sound heartless of me, but at a certain point, I didn't want to hear about Rayna's issues anymore; I just wanted her to get over them and move the heck on. And if she could lose the attitude somewhere along the way, that would be nice too.
Another problem I had was with the character of Cam. I was not impressed. He was too weak and wishy-washy for me, and more often than not, he failed - epically - to stand up and play the hero when it really counted. What Rayna saw in him, I cannot fathom. I suspect she was blinded by the glow of his sparkly white wings.
The real hero of the book was Kade. He was sexy and charming, helpful and informative, and when push came to shove, he always came through. He was, in short, a much-needed breath of fresh air. If Kade had been on every page, I would have been one very happy reader.
Where A Shimmer of Angels really redeemed itself was in its final pages. Beginning around the 50-60% mark, it started to slowly pick up steam, and by the 70% mark, it was practically flying. Kade was awesome, of course, but Rayna....I have to say, Rayna really surprised me. Not only did she restore a lot of the faith I'd lost in her, she also gave me hope for the future of the series. Enough that I've already added the sequel to my TBR list.
3 Stars ★★★
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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