Thursday, June 23, 2011

Book Review: Paradox - The Angels Are Here


Paradox - The Angels Are Here

by Patti Roberts
Series: Paradox Series #1
Release date: 1st May 2011
Publisher: Smashwords
Pages: 115 (epub)
Second book: "Progeny of Innocence" October 2010

Introduction from Smashwords:

Paradox Series: Spanning over centuries to the present day, this is a story about love, loss and betrayal. The horrifying discovery that nothing is as it seems. When there is nowhere left to run & letting go is your only choice.
Nine hundred years ago, under the complete cover of darkness, the Grigorian army rose silently from their underground lair and attacked the Bulguardian Royal Palace. The bloody and violent battle between the two most legendary houses raged on. All but destroying the majestic Royal City of Altair.
It was not the first war that Juliette had endured between good and evil. And it most certainly would not be her last.
Today, A little girls world is turned upside down by a visitor,the Angel of Death. She finds herself trapped in a nightmare, consumed by her paralyzing loss and overwhelming grief. The haunting visions and untimely deaths of others are a constant reminder that life and death are only a heartbeat apart.
She eventually befriends the unusual little girl who moves in next door with captivating violet eyes and a profound knowledge of things that far exceeds her tender years. A saga crossing over two worlds. Two souls being drawn precariously together over the centuries. When your destiny has been written in blood, and you are left with one burning question. Is your Guardian Angel from Heaven or Hell?

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

This is a story that, if you have suffer the lost of a dear one, you will relate with Grace, a little girl, the main character, when she has to deal with a great loss. And maybe, just maybe, you will relate with her in this: she has an imaginary friend, Hope, a little girl like her that accompanies Grace so she won't feel alone, so she won't feel misfit. But, what happens is this Hope, this imaginary girl is nothing but an angel? Well, good question. Because she is, she is an angel sent to protect Grace from a great danger. There is a war that has been happening for a long, long time, a war that has nothing to do with Grace... or so it seems.

But I liked this book a lot, and not only because of the angels, I liked it because we can see how a little girl that believes in birthday wishes has to grow up too soon. And not only because she needs to, but because of her mother... because now, her mother needs her. And, somehow, she is never alone. Maybe because of an imaginary friend, maybe because she meets a new girl that doesn't mind being her friend, maybe because... well, maybe because we have angels everywhere that take care of us, even if we don't notice it.

Now, the War. This war is between the the fallen House of the Grigorians and the House of the Bulguardians, in the ancient city of Altair, in Aquila Constellation. Here, while the War is being fought, we are introduce to Abaddon, a handsome man with yellowish eyes like the cats and a very cruel soul... like all the Grigorians in his family. We meet also Siena, his cousin and Theria, his sister. This character, Theria, is one of my favorites, and not because of her good heart but because she is nothing but cruel and mean. Somehow, I didn't expect that from her (Theria's introduction was very normal and even cute) and I would love to see her develop a lot more in the next book.

There's only one thing that I missed: I needed a better ending, an ending that would make me anxious to read the next book. Don't get me wrong, I want to read the next one but I'm not hyperventilating.

And, to be honest, Patti's writing was so good I felt like crying a lot of times (I was in the train of my city and it was so hard not to cry!) while I was reading her book and that was because I could "feel" everything that Grace was going through. I honestly couldn't stop reading and finished the book in less than 3 hours because I wanted to know what was going to happen next in her live.

I had a really good time reading "Paradox" so why don't you give it a try?

Alaiel's Rating:


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