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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Angel In The Shadows, Review and Giveaway

Angel In The Shadows (The Angel, #1)
by Lisa Grace

144 pages
Published November 11, 2009

This book was provided to us by the author, in exchange for an honest review.

The difference between vampires and angels? Angels are real.

Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift--or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.

Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity.

At school, she recognizes Judas, an ├╝ber popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.

Megan thinks God hasn't given her any "special" powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

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The first part of this book takes us to summer camp, where Megan learns she can actually see angels and demons. She is able to identify them by the way they glow.

Once she gets back to her "regular" life (meaning: no longer at camp), she finds an angel and a demon at her school. The demon is trying to claim souls, and--of course--the angel is trying to stop him. And it's Megan's job to help the angel.

You should be aware that this is a very Christian book. If you're not comfortable with open talk of religion, prayer, Bible quotes, or the idea of people trying to save the souls of those around them, you probably won't like it.

3.5/5 stars 

Ms. Grace is generously giving away an eBook of "Angel in the Shadows" to one of our readers! To enter, just leave us a comment on this post.

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