Hope everyone's all having a safe and happy Friday the 13th! I've been rather lucky today, so I'll be super gushy for tomorrow's haul post, haha! Thanks for stopping by, and here's my belated review for amazing Michelle's latest book (finally!).
Author: Michelle Zink
Publication: 2012, Dial Books for Young Readers
Summary: Even angels make mistakes in this page-turning epic romance
When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen
Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a
mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good
and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic
descendants charged with protecting...read more on Goodreads
Review: This is a profoundly captivating piece of work! The whole book throbs with love, adventure, and purposeful life, all intertwined in a gorgeously told tale.
Even with the use of 3rd person POV, Michelle draws the reader in to almost a frighteningly close extent to the beautifully portrayed aspects of this novel. Helen proves herself as a worthy and admirable protagonist with a cleverly concocted personality complete with bravery, kindness, determination and tenacity. Her main love interest, Griffin, is also vividly portrayed and it is near impossible not to fall in love with him!
One minor negative tendency found was that I felt so close to the characters and story that the occasional reminder of 3rd person jolted me out of a trance. I felt as though Helen's presence through 3rd person is sometimes not strong enough.
The unfolding and propelling of this book was stunning. You begin knowing just as little as Helen knows, and slowly uncover the pieces and put them together alongside her. It was an extremely mesmerizing page turner that left you savoring each and every magical word and moment
Rating: ✰✰✰✰ 4 Graceful Hoots
Final Notes: I definitely enjoyed this. Even though the title shouts "Angels!!!!", the angel theme is actually incredibly subtle. Not that I minded, since the plot had great pacing and Helen was a strong main character to follow along with. You'll definitely feel really close to her! And of course, Griffin will make you melt ^_~
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