A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight #1)
Paperback, 321 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Month9Books, LLC
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can’t admit to seeing?
**ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
This is the first book I have read from this author, and I LOVED it!
The cover is what really drew me to request this novel on NetGally. It’s so beautiful!! The colors are absolutely mesmerizing! This has to be one of the best covers I’ve seen. The model is beautiful, too, and the overall package totally gives that… angel vibe.
The novel starts off when main character, Rayna (Ray for short) is released from the SS crazy, also known as the mental hospital she was emitted in for three years because she claimed to see angels. Her doctor, Dr. G, tells her that she is a schizophrenic, and the only way for her to get better is to know that these ‘angels’ that she sees are illusions, and they are not real. She even begins to believe this, but, it turns out she isn’t crazy after all and angels really do exist, and they are just as shocked to know that she can see them as she is to be able to see them.
The mix of characters in this book kept me engaged and interested in what would come next. I loved the characters! Rayna’s a like-able character. You really feel sorry for her being treated like she’s crazy, when technically she’s not. She doesn’t see herself having it as a special gift, but more of a burden, as she doesn’t want to seem like she’s going crazy. Then, you have Camael (Cam for short), the new guy at Ray’s school, whom is also an angel!! He seems very mysterious at first, but soon enough you get to like him when you find out more about him He’s nice, caring and understanding. Ray’s Dad and sister don’t seem to come across as having faith in Rayna. They don’t really believe her in her visions and that they might be real or mean something, so they believe shoving her off to a clinic, thinking it will help her. AND Finally, you have Kade!!! J At first you believe to be a bad guy, when he turns out to be decent, sweet, caring! Can’t get enough of him!! J
I really liked this book!! It was original, entertaining and I can’t wait to read the sequel!! I really enjoyed the storyline, the characters and I would most probably read this book again at some point. I recommend this book to other who, like me, who enjoy books about angels, and those who like originality.