by Heather Terrell (website)
Book I in a series
Published December 28th 2010 by HarperTeen
copy provided by publisher
synopsis from goodreads
Ellie was never particularly good at talking to boys—or anyone other than her best friend and fellow outcast, Ruth. Then she met Michael.
Michael is handsome, charming, sweet. And totally into Ellie. It’s no wonder she is instantly drawn to him. But Michael has a secret. And he knows Ellie is hiding something, too. They’ve both discovered they have powers beyond their imagining. Powers that are otherworldly.
Ellie and Michael are determined to uncover what they are, and how they got this way . . . together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.
In this electrifying novel, Heather Terrell spins a gripping supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and the battle of good versus evil.
Yep this sounds like so many other books around, but that never bothered me since I always love the concept. So I was eager to pick this one up, especially since the premise sounds great and the cover is just gorgeous. (Btw, doesn’t the cover girl looks like Keira Kneightly?????)
Ellie always was different and can see things when touching people which of course for her is truly not easy and she’s not having so many friends. Then she meets mysterious, gorgeous boy Michael and they have a instant connection. He also seems different. Still, both have no real clue about what they are and they try to find out together. Michael is a step ahead and discovered already some of it.
My first complain goes right to the title! Michael and Ellie go through different ideas about what they are but the reader, meaning us knows what they are simply because of the title… That is really too bad and would have add a great twist into the story if we wouldn’t have known this.
The world building was great and underlined by classic lore about Angels, I did enjoy that very much, but what I enjoyed most were the twists and turns in this story and the were especially surprising towards the end! The beginning was slightly slow, but then the pace picks up and the happenings leave you turning the pages! Heartbreaking was when Ellie and Michael are confronted with the truth, they have to chose sites… and Ellie suddenly finds herself alone searching for the truth.
Like often, Ellie and Michael have this instant connection and it feels like the true love. They belong together, two supernatural creatures that belong together. Their share a raw and unique passion for each other that goes a little bit above the classic YA innocent romance, yet it didn’t bother me! Are they meant for each other, or not? This is what we will find out in the next book and I will definitely read it.
I loved this fast page turner and the mysterious love of Michael and Elli. I enjoyed the twists and surprising turns in the book and it left me turning the pages faster and faster. The end left me very unsatisfied and I’m looking for more. Classic tale about undying love, angel lore, mysterious creatures and hidden secrets!