3/29/16

Angelborn - L. Penelope


5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
Maia -
It’s hard to be normal when you see the dead everywhere. So I gave up. I just focus on staying out of their way. But the guy haunting my roommate is different. He’s impossible to ignore, and now other people can see him too.

He says my roommate is the only one who can save him from an eternity of torment. But one night he follows me into my nightmare and rescues me from my demons. Now he’s all I think about. This must be what it’s like to fall… for someone who can never be mine.

Caleb -
A lifetime ago, I found my soulmate in the human world. But being angelborn means I don’t have a soul. When I lost my one true love, I lost my future and my freedom. Now, I have a second chance — she’s been reborn and I must gain her love again or serve out the rest of my eternal sentence alone.

But this time I am a fugitive with powerful angels hunting me, and I’m running out of time. You only get one soulmate, and mine isn’t the broken, scarred girl, who sees what no one else can. She’s a distraction I can scarcely afford — but I’m unable to stay away from her.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
"The ‘L’ stands for Leslye. I was born in the Bronx, but left before I could acquire an accent. I skipped kindergarten, went to five elementary schools in six years, and after living in Washington, DC and New Jersey, settled in Maryland, which I consider home.

Writing has always been my first love — I’ve been doing it since I could hold a pen. However, the idea of making a living off the stories I wrote seemed far-fetched, so I went off to study film making in college (because that is so much more practical). I’m equally left and right-brained and had to balance the artsy with a healthy dose of computer programming. This all led to a graduate degree in Multimedia and a career in website development, but I never stopped writing.

I’m a two-time VONA/Voices alumna and a member of Romance Writers of America and Maryland Romance Writers. I live in Baltimore with my husband and two furry dependents: a pit bull so vicious she’s a registered therapy dog and a semi-feral cat."

Visit her website - HERE

MY THOUGHTS -
Woohoo! This book was great - I loved it!I love a good paranormal book, especially one that's original and fun. This one had all that and a slight touch of evil to it, just to make it even more fun.

There was excellent character development! I loved Maia! Absolutely loved her. And of course one thing I loved about Maia was her snarky attitude! You know I love a character with snark. I wasn't too sure about Caleb, but did end up liking him too. And then there is another scary character thrown in there - Helix - there's a whole twist with him I can't tell you about! But I even liked him - he added a kind of bad boy/scary element to the story! The book wouldn't have been complete with out him.

I really liked this new-to-me author's writing. She kept it exciting, original but also fun. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments.

Here are a couple quotes from the book I liked -
 "This world has changed a great deal since I was here last. There is so much to take in. People walk by, speaking into small glowing boxes. The automobiles on the clogged street are quiet and sleek. Two men kiss openly on the sidewalk, and no one seems to bat an eye.
"When are we, and where?" I say. A woman at a cafe' table, typing on what appears to be a tiny typewriter with illuminated paper, looks up at me and frowns."

"Yeah, I see dead people," I whisper. His blank face doesn't register the pop culture reference. "I guess you died before that movie came out." - Haha love it!

I am very much looking forward to the next book - Angelfall. I already have it - it's just waiting for me to read it! I will prob read and review it in the month of April, so keep your eye out for it.

A huge thanks to the author - L. Penelope for giving me this book for my honest review!

Order your copy from amazon - HERE

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