OK, I really don’t know where to start, so I guess I will start with things that I would like to know about my favorite authors. I work in a factory making chainsaws. Well that’s a bit of a fib, I don’t make chainsaws, I actually I make the little pieces that come together to make a whole saw :] When I am not there, which is about 15 days a month, I spend my time in Barnes and Noble with my B&N buddy, Kaii. Who is Kaii you ask? Kaii is my younger photo happy taking brother. I have three sisters and one brother, God bless his soul for being the only boy surrounded by bunch of chatty women. :] I live in Virginia Beach with my tree-hugging boyfriend Josh and our overweight Norwegian Forest cat Max or as I love to call him Kitamacat.
on April 25, 2014 :
I have been absolutely excited since I saw the book trailer for this book. I really enjoy the forbidden love type story and this is a fantastic and exciting book. I never knew what was going to happen and was completely captivated by the story. I could not read fast enough and I couldn't wait until I had time to start reading this book again!
Few Are Angels has an interesting introduction, and I really enjoyed that Ella's current problems were introduced early in the first few chapters. It really helped pull me into the story - I needed to know why this was happening to her. If I were Ella, I would also have thought I was a bit crazy with the visions/episodes that she developed after losing her parents in an accident.
Characters & Storyline: 5/5
Inger creates awesome well-rounded interesting characters. It's easy to love the 'good' ones and even easier to dislike the 'bad' ones. They are memorable and keep you glued to the book.
Ella - The storyline starts off with getting to know Ella while she is trying to cope with everything and figure out what is 'wrong' with her. The first few chapters are great foundation chapters. I connected easily to Ella as the MC and enjoyed discovering her past as well as connecting the dots to her destiny.
Kale - I loved Kale from the very start. Every chapter without him was a chapter too long! He is the brooding, tormented character. You first meet him when Ella discovers him fighting with Jace in her front yard in the middle of the night. He wants to protect Ella the best he can.
Laurent - Laurent is the 'bad' guy going after Ella. Learning about his actions and what led to him seeking out Ella is shocking! I mean - how can he do what he did to his own daughter! There are a few chapters that are from his POV, but I am sure we will get to know him better in the next book.
Lea is adorable and cute. I just want to snuggle and cuddle her as a baby sister. Mia is annoying, but likable. She has an attitude, but can be a good friend at the same time - whether her motives shine through or not. Alex is so sweet and I love how honest he is with Ella.
Plot, Pace, Writing style: 5/5
I was completely hooked from page 1. Inger has a great writing style and her world building is great. The pace was perfect and the plot was very good - a great escape. There were parts that were predictable - but I didn't mind and it didn't take anything away from the story for me. I sort of spoiled the ending for myself *sad face* - I was so eager to see how many books are in the series and I read the blurb of book 2 and unfortunately figured out what happened before I reached the end. It was still a great ending, and I cannot wait to see how things pan out in 'Awakened'.
Final Thoughts: This was an awesome read and a brilliant escape. I am super excited to carry on with this series.
(review of free book)