Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dominion Blog Tour and Book Review!

Title: Dominion (Guardian Angels #1)

Author: Melody Manful

Pub Date: August 20, 2012

Pages: 430

Book Description:

I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you...
They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really, should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen

My Thoughts and Review:

While I don't always love books about guardian angels I do love fresh new concepts about them and am always intrigued enough to give them a try.

Melody definitely came up with something new in the genre. Not only are humans guarded by an angel that helps them stay out of harms way, but they also have another darker angel that wants them to get in trouble too. And these two angels, must work together to find a balance to keep their charge safe or die trying.

Tristan one of the most gentle and loving guardian angels (a Grandinian) around is assigned to help protect Abigail which wouldn't be a problem except that his partner, the one that is suppose to put her in harms way, is none other than Gideon (a Grantinian), one of the most dark and feared angels around and he is hell bent on destroying Abigail's life and not letting Tristan win in the century long battle of good versus evil, right versus wrong.

And unfortunately for Tristan and Gideon both, Abigail isn't an ordinary teenage girl either. Nope things couldn't be that simple. Abigail is famous. Growing up with a designer mom and a Hollywood dad hasn't always been easy for her and she is constantly surrounded by bodyguards and having people around her all the time, watching and judging her every move. And of yeah, she seems to be able to do things that aren't quite normal either.

I had a hard time getting into this book in the beginning. It was a little confusing at times and jumped back and forth between Abigail's world and the angels world and left me feeling a little lost but I know that once this book has been edited some more and all is said and done it will be better and not so confusing.

Once I figured out what exactly was happening it was much easier to get into but I still never quite felt that connection to the characters or places that I really like to have.

The storyline was interesting and like I mentioned above, the premises was something fun and different. I really liked how the author did Gidgeon’s character. He was very flawed and dangerous and evil and then...well I won't give anything away but I do like it when the unexpected happens to the bad guys.

Overall I think the series and author does have potential and I think it will be really interesting to see where it goes from here. 

Overall I give this one a very solid 3.5 Stars! 


  1. Guess what?!?! My account is letting me comment again! Obviously, or else I wouldn't be here LOL.

    This sounds like an interesting and fun book! The cover is super cute, I love the bloody handprints on her dress!


  2. I am so glad you got your account working again!! And I agree, the cover is great! :)

  3. I like the cover on this one it is different and cute and looks like the angel and devil on the shoulder. Glad after a shaky start that it shaped up to be a good read for you!

  4. What's funny is that is kind of is like that in the story too Heidi! :)