Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Angels of the Arch Book One Reviewed

When Angels Are Among Us 

Archangel Gabriel image courtesy of pixabay.com
A review of the book Angels of the Arch: The Unwanted Gift is what I will be sharing with you today. It is a relatively new book published about one year ago and is written by Lion Key who is probably a new name to you as an author. 

Gabrielle Crowe is a 15 year old girl living in Alaska surrounded by the Unnoticed who inhabit the planet Earth. Her life seems pretty typical of a teenager; she feels the angst of her age like any other young person. She loves her friends even though they annoy her often. Her grumpy Grandmother has raised her since she was an infant. Gabrielle is a normal teenager or is she?

Strange things begin to happen to Gabrielle that she finds difficult to explain or even talk about with her best friend Amy. Leo, a new boy in her school, befriends her before he eventually takes her to a different world or dimension. It is revealed to her that she has been given a gift; she is to be the new Archangel of Water. There is a price to pay if she accepts the new responsibility, though. Gabrielle feels the price is too high for her; she doesn't want the gift, not at that cost. What happens if she doesn't take it?

The regular readers of Review This know that I do not like to give away too many spoilers in any of the books that I review. I will tell you this; if you read this wonderful book you will find out who the unnoticed are, who inhabits the dimension or world where she is taken and what the cost to Gabrielle is if she accepts her new position. Does she or doesn't she accept the responsibility?

I thoroughly enjoyed this first book by Lion Key. He has done a really good job of portraying a contemporary teenage girl; making her believable throughout the story. I loved the tiny bit of mystery along with the action scenes that occur in Alaska and the place where Leo takes her. The paranormal abilities of some of the characters were pretty neat, too. Overall it was a very good book and I look forward to the next one...I want to find out what happens next with Gabrielle!

If I were to find any fault at all in the book it would be that I couldn't figure out what season of the year the story takes place. I found it confusing during a few of the descriptive scenes of Gabrielle's surroundings. For me, it was a minor distraction and did not take away from the story that unfolded. It really is a very good story that kept me turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning.

Lion Key also works to support Independent Authors (like myself) with a team of others at Indie Author Central. It is a growing network of authors, artists, editors who support and promote each others work in a fun and exciting way to remind the world that #indiesareworthit. 

So, bottom line, I recommend this book as one to read if you like YA (young adult) type stories with paranormal fantasy mixed in. I sincerely do not think that you will be disappointed; I was not.



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7 comments:

  1. I like books with a touch of the paranormal ~ always a fascinating subject to me. I'm not much into fantasy and science fiction, but my daughter and her husband definitely are. I will share this recommendation with them. Thanks for your review, Bev.

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  2. Always interested in reading Indie authors! This story line sounds intriguing!

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  3. I agree - what an interesting story line! Sounds like the writing is excellent as well.

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  4. This definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. I do enjoy books with a spiritual theme and I can imagine what the price would be for Gabrielle to become a archangel. It will be interesting to see if I am right.

    Some of the best current day authors are independent which is fabulous for those of us who love to read. Something I have never considered though, and am now wondering about. Do libraries carry indie books? Thanks for the book review, recommendation and for introducing me to a new author, Lion Key.

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    1. Most libraries do not carry the Indie books. Perhaps if the author was good friends with the librarian they might get into a few libraries but as a whole they do not. Perhaps that can be changed if more Indie authors can become recognized.

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  5. This is right up my alley. You have me very intrigued. Am eager to find out the details of what happened and who the players are!

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  6. I have not read to many fantasy books, but maybe it's time for a change. I will have to look this one up because it comes so highly recommended by you. Thanks Beverly for another book to add to my growing summer reading list.

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