Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Indie Book of the Week; Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach

This weeks Indie Book of the Week goes to Kat Heckenbach's novel, Finding Angel!

Angel doesn't remember her magical heritage...but it remembers her."
Magic and science collide when she embarks on a journey to her true home, and to herself.
Angel lives with a loving foster family, but dreams of a land that exists only in the pages of a fantasy novel. Until she meets Gregor, whose magic Talent saves her life and revives lost memories.
She follows Gregor to her homeland...a world unlike any she has imagined, where she travels a path of self-discovery that leads directly to her role in an ancient Prophecy...and to the madman who set her fate in motion.

My Thoughts and Review:
First I have to give a shout out to the cover of this book, it is just gorgeous! Something about it is just so appealing and eye catching. I love the details in the wood of the door and the heart charm, so pretty!

Heckenbach has managed to create a loveable, fun magical world in Finding Angel.

I normally don't seek out fantasy reads but this one has had such great reviews I decided I would give it a go and I am glad that I did because this really was a delight to read.

It did start off a little slow with a lot of world and character building but it didn't feel too drawn out and the characters and places were so much fun to learn about that you really weren't bothered by it at all.

Heckenback managed to merge our every day world into one that is very much like our own except for the use of magic and dragons and elves and, well, you get the idea.

And although this is a fantasy read Heckenbach did a wonderful job at making this feel pretty realistic and not too far fetched or unbelievable.

Angel was a great character that was very likeable and I liked how over time she grew into herself and her powers and really managed to hold her own.

The best part is that this really was a nice clean read (there is a part at the end involving animal experiments that is a little rough to read but truly nothing too horrible) that I think would be perfect for a younger audience as well, which is so nice to find in the YA genre since it seems like that just isn't something you find everyday anymore.

Overall I would give this one a very solid 4 Stars and I look forward to reading more of Heckenbach's work in the future.