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Smashwords book reviews by maida khalid

  • Angel Evolution on Feb. 05, 2012

    So, I finally finished the book! I am very grateful that I got a chance to read this unique but very interesting book! 3 STARS!!!! Well, where should I start! LOL ;p The story behind this book was....different! I loved that about this book. I mean sure the whole angel-demon idea was original but by adding the cool powers to the characters it turned out cool! The very first thing I liked about this book was the fact that it was all action. We do have a little bit of romance in it but it’s not over bearing! Now, don’t get me wrong, I am your typical romance buff type of girl but it was a different experience for me, so yeah I did enjoy that! It was a fun experience! :) The story on the other hand, I just wished it turned out differently. I mean, in the beginning, I loved the introductions to the characters and even the introduction to the story background, especially Taylor’s past! However, I didn’t enjoy the story as much when I got to the middle. I felt that things were moving way too fast. It didn’t seem to “click” for me! For starters, Taylor and Gabriel weren’t the “perfect couple” despite how much times it’s mentioned or portrayed in the book. That just really annoyed me. If it’s not a romance book then it’s best to keep it that way. Adding this type of situation in the book didn’t make sense, especially since you find out that (view spoiler) And second, I felt that Sam and Chris fell in love with each other too abruptly for my liking. It didn't flow with the story because they "love" each other after meeting for like what 2, 3 times!?? It was confusing!! :( The story did start out good but it fell through pretty fast. I just wasn't into it by the time I finished. Now, don't get me wrong, the story did have some likeable aspects to it but something just seemed to be missing! Despite my concerns and disliking there were things that I absolutely loved about the story! I loved how we got to experience the story through both POVs of the angels and the demons and the humans! LOL ;P It was nice because it gave you a basic understanding to the scheme of things going on in the book. It also showed you an opening to the thoughts of the individual characters!! ;) Although, I would have preferred to see more of Taylor's side, considering she is the main character! The two sides of an old time battle were very interesting and definitely different! It was truly unique and fun! Speaking of characters.....believe it or not I actually didn't like Gabriel. He was fun at times but he had a lot of problems happening. I just couldn't connect with him. I thought he was wayyyy tooo fake with his role as an angel to his role with being Taylor's boyfriend. I didn't enjoy him as a main lead at all. Now that's completely different for Chris!!! I LOVE HIM!!! He was my fave character. I loved his role in the story and I loved his attitude and personality towards not only Sam but also Taylor. I just thought, although he is a demon he genuinely seemed to care for Taylor's and Sam's safety! I loved that about him. Especially, the "thing" he did at the end of the book (you have to read it to find out the good stuff...LOL ;p) I really wish Chris was the main guy character and was disappointed that we didn't get to see him as much as I would like! Hopefully, the next book is different! ;) Taylor and Sam are fun, and very interesting girls and I liked reading their parts in the book. Although, I think Taylor was a strong female lead, I felt she changes moods way to abruptly! Also, I didn't like the fact that she accepts everything within a minutes time. I mean really, she should have asked more questions or at the very least protested a bit! However, overall I liked her as a main character! Sam was a really nice and refreshing treat. I loved her fun personality and her constant happy moods! She kept the story fun and interesting during all of her parts! After getting to know Sam and Chris, I wished they were the main characters! I can't wait to read more about them! ;) Overall, the book was okay. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the more action types of YA books! In the end, I was left with more questions than answers but hopefully that will change in the next book! I am really looking forward to reading the next book and finding out what happens to both Taylor and Gabriel and also Sam and Chris!!! It should be interesting, hopefully (fingers crossed ;) Finally, I would like to thank David Estes for this book and letting me read and review it! You did an amazing job David!!! Can't wait for your next book!!! ;)