Author: Lisa M. Basso
Series: Book One in the Angel Sight Series
Published By: Month9Books (Jan. 29, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: 3.5 to 4 Stars!
Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
As some of you may know, I seem to have a love/hate relationship with books about angels. I have no idea why really but for whatever reason I am inexplicably drawn to them but very rarely enjoy them. Well maybe not rarely, maybe more like 60% of the time do I really like them and only about 20% of the 60 really love them. So it is always nice when I find one that falls into that 60% category and this one, thankfully, did.
This was actually pretty refreshing. Not your average angel YA read. The main protagonist Rayna sees angels, only instead of this being a good thing, it leads her and others to believe she is crazy, so much so that for the past three years she has been in a mental institute being treated for schizophrenia.
Crazy right (okay, bad pun intended)?
Not only is Rayna out of the institute having been “cured” but she and her family have moved to a new city hoping for a fresh start for them all. But once there the worst thing imaginable starts to happen, she relapses. She is seeing not only one but two strange men with wings. And not only does she see wings on them that no one else can, but they know she can see them too.
Enter Cam and Kade, two gorgeous angels that couldn't be further apart from one another. One good. One bad and both dangerous to Ray.
I have to say, I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this one. I liked Ray, Cam and Kade way more than I thought I would. I ended up finishing this one in a single sitting. And while all my questions about why Ray could see angels, her mom and a few others weren't all worked out or answered, I am really hoping the next book will answer them. I liked this one enough that I am more than willing to pick the next one up and see what happens next.
I think this really could end up being a fun series and I really want to see how the author handles everything from here. How those unanswered questions will be answered and where the plot will go from here.