Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blog Tour: The Dawn Of Angels by Vivienne Malynn, Sean Kade

Left by her mother at a young age, Kyra has grown-up in the foster system, leaving her angry and hateful towards the world. The only person she can trust is Hammond, her case worker who has watched over her since the time her mother left. When Hammond places Kyra in a foster home located in a small town, strange things begin happening and Kyra starts unraveling the mystery of her past. When Kyra’s life is threatened, she is saved by an angel, her guardian angel, Ashur, who falls from heaven to save her. Together, Ashur and Kyra must figure out why her life is in danger and stop a strange cult from bringing about the end of days.

This was an okay read. I don't generally give books such a bland rating, but I'm ambivalent as to how I feel about it

The best thing about it was the setting. There is a rich atmosphere which really helps bring the reader into the protagonist’s world. All the side characters, with their quirks, add to this by providing background “noise”. There’s quite a bit of mythology in the book, which, for me, was very interesting and which added another level to the basic storyline.

I did not, however, enjoy the plot’s love aspect. This is yet another book in which the main characters fall head over heels in love in two seconds flat, and that doesn’t work for me. It hurts the plot and makes the whole thing less believable. But actually, the pacing in the whole book, not just the romance, was too fast. There were many times where I found myself wishing for a bit more writing, more filling out of chapters and scenes.

Perhaps young adult readers will enjoy this more than I did, but I cannot recommend it as highly as I would have liked.

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