REVIEW: She Speaks to Angels by Ami Blackwelder
Book 1 in the AngelFire Chronicles:
1-SHE SPEAKS TO ANGELS
“I tried not to sound hysterical, but it’s not every day you find out the paranormal is hunting you.”
What if everything you believed was a lie?
Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?
When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn’t be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique of three who, as new transfers to the school, are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn’t he?
A Soul Purpose
The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind: Earth. Demons want to do what they want. Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons
A Suspenseful Romance
Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique of three, Ali won’t know who to trust…or who to love, because for Allison Maney, everything i not exactly what it seems.
This book started off with Ali and her friends investigating a suicide that they felt was really a murder and ends up getting Ali caught smack in the middle of a war between Angels and Demons. The murder investigation takes up a good quarter to one third of the book before any paranormal involvement really occurs. The investigation is interesting and does draw you in but still feels a bit slow. The book really begins to pick up once Ali discovers the paranormal involvement and gets drawn into the world of Angels and Demons.
This book has a very well developed plot that reminded me a lot of Twlight only with Angles instead of vampires and werewolves. The book itself is very well written, however, with some of the dialogue it seems like the author was trying too hard to make it sound like it was coming from a high school girl. Then again if I was in fact a high school girl reading this then I might not feel this way, seeing as I am not a teenager from my perspective it seemed a bit forced and like it didn’t fit that well with the rest of the writing.
Seeing as this is the first book in a series, the author did a good job setting it up for a sequel and leaves the reader wondering what will happen next and really wanting more of the story, both the Angel and Demon war aspects as well as the love story between Ali and Kian. Overall, this was an OK read and I think would really be enjoyed by a teenage girl looking for a good paranormal romance.
Available at Amazon: She Speaks to Angels: YA Angel Thriller (AngelFire Chronicles Bk #1)
For more about the author visit: amiblackwelder.blogspot.com
Book received from author in exchange for an honest review.