Summary Via Goodreads: “On the day Taryn turns eighteen her life changes. A black-eyed man with a chilly aura accosts her and she’s abducted by a man who really isn’t a man, but a Manang; half-man, half-angel.
She’s told she’s someone special; a Charmed, and the key to winning in a battle of worlds about to collide. Only problem is, she can be a weapon of good or a weapon of bad, depending on who gets to her first.”
My Review and all that jazz:
So this gets a whooping 4.5 from me, and continuing with this crazy stupid idea of mine trying to assign a song to help you understand the book a little better um my suggestion for this would be… “Soon We’ll Be Found” by Sia. its a great song one of my personal favorites. also i will also suggest again “Multiply the Heartache” by Cake – seriously this is the second time i’ve said this song im not trying to push it on people it just works a lot… so okay you don’t care what i have to say about that but about this book!
OMGOSH, i guess i should start off by saying i am super happy that i stumbled upon this because it was totally worth the read. I started the sample on Amazon i didn’t even get half way through the sample before i decided i needed to read this entire book! talk about amazing! UGH God i really did love this but it was close getting just for four from me but i will tell you why it didn’t get that allusive 5 from me in a moment but for now let me tell you why i loved it.
The voice of the main character our narrator was AMAZING like i don’t think that i laughed that hard within the first three pages of a book in a very long time. i loved LOVED the voice of the character and i would recommend this book to read just because of Taryn (the narrator) one of my all time favorite quotes from this book and there were so many:
“Strangely enough, this was the first time someone had ever attempted to kidnap me. I decided I really didn’t like it.”
Okay so back to what i was saying before. The voice of the narrator is so strong, so funny, and smart-ass-ery? that i just fell in love with the voice and would have read the book just for that reason alone but since i am talking about Taryn already i guess i will do characters first and continue on. Well Taryn doesn’t have that “bad” life a lot of main characters seem to have…or at least books that i read, anyways she is adopted though and her parents are distant, but we never met them – her adoptive parents i mean because obviously her biological parents are distant…okay moving on. She is a little just a little cynical – and yes i am being sarcastic when i say a little but i think you got that. Anywhos she is interesting because she doubts herself, and she doesn’t think she is worthy. and you know what? i loved that because it made her more human, someone i can connect with and man seriously i loved Taryn
So okay lets move on to the gents of the book shall we?
I guess we will start with Creed because we meet him first…he is a Manang – which is a half man half angel from a different planet. yup. see this is where that 4.5 came in, i just got done ranting to my friend about this a couple days ago about how if you are going to do aliens just call them what they are, they can have angel like qualities but finding out they were from a different planet i couldn’t think they were angels. no wings, just angelic looking. so there i said it. there is something else but i will get to that much later.
So Creed he is Manang, he is a flirt, arrogant, annoying, full of himself and oddly sweet. He is very caring when he needs to be and is very discreet about it. When we meet him it is definitely memorable i wasn’t sure if i wanted to jump him or slap him. a little of both i think… he is an interesting character that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat. Yes he is a love interest well one of them
Yup you guessed it is a love triangle don’t worry i will explain something after i talk about Luke
Luke is the opposite of Creed…physically, he is tall (Creed is too that is where their similarities end for the most part) he is dark, he is broody. He is the serious boy with a scowl that would put your mother’s scowl to shame! TO SHAME!!! okay anyways but when he is with Taryn he is a totally new person i didn’t know what to do with him when we first meet him because he is difficult to figure out. At one point he is joking the next he doesn’t want to thing to do with you. in the end though he is protective and loyal. He makes your heart race and makes you with you were the one receiving his kisses unless that aint your thing…then this is awkward…
So there were quite a few side characters but i don’t really want to go into much details about them just because i don’t really want to be up much longer and also because i don’t want to give anything away so i am going to move onto plot.
PLOT: so i thought it was original and new. there were new ideas introduced, and i really liked it. yeah it was the age old good vs evil but their were twists that i didn’t see coming but the author gave you clues on a lot of things so there were a lot of things that i did figure out long before they happened. I think though that it is intriguing enough that as a paranormal fan it is totally worth the read.
so the ending confused me a bit…that is the other reason you are seeing 4.5 vs 5. and i don’t understand how this is a series? because it could really be done…well it should be really. but hey what do i know? i didn’t write the book just this review so i will be checking out what is going on in the second one but no cliffhangers here kids so you can relax.