Saturday, March 24, 2012

Review: Angel In the Shadows by Lisa Grace

Title: Angel In The Shadows
Author: Lisa Grace
Series: Book One in The Angel Series
Published By: Eloquent Books (Nov. 11, 2011)
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 2.5 Stars

Goodreads Description:
Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift--or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.

Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity.

At school, she recognizes Judas, an ├╝ber popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.

Megan thinks God hasn't given her any "special" powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

My Review:

I had heard so many good things about this book that I was pretty excited to read it.

So you can understand my disappointment when I started it and it just wasn't what I thought it would be.

Don't get my wrong, the storyline is a nice one but what ended up happening, at least for me, is that I felt like I was being preached to throughout the whole book.

Sometimes this works and sometimes it just doesn't. In this case it just didn't work. It was a little over the top for me and I am so sad about that.

I really truly wanted to love this book but I just couldn't.

It always saddens me when that happens and I do realize that this is a first novel for the author and the first book in a series but I still wouldn't be honest with myself if I rated this higher than 3 stars.

I think with a little less preaching and more actual action and storyline this could really have been a much better book, first in a series or not.

I think maybe I am the wrong age group too, I can see this appealing more to the tween market.

I would like to say that I would be willing to give the second book a try but I think this is just a series I will have to pass on. It just wasn't for me.


  1. It is always hard for me to review books that just didn't click for me. You did this very graciously. No nastiness. Kudos to you! Hey guess what the sun is out here today :) Have a great weekend Ali :)

  2. Thanks Heidi!

    And yay for sunshine! We have it here to today and it is so nice to feel the sun again!!

    Go outside and enjoy it!!