Monday, January 20, 2014

The Girl

Description Provided by Goodreads: After his death, Marcus found the love of his life...

Unfortunately it's not his sexy, telekinetic angel girlfriend --- it's Emmy Baxter... a human.

Between torture, demon attacks, and midterms, Marcus and Emily must fight their feelings for a devastating prophecy has predicted: 

"Should Angel and Human unite, humanity will perish."

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Story line: This story line was interesting because it was told in two perspectives. The first part of the book is told in Emmy's perspective, the second part is told in Marcus's point of view, and at the end of book it switches again to Emmy's perspective. Marcus's point of view starts before Emmy's time reference and continues past Emmy's point in the story. I found this to be a bit repetitive because most of the book focused on the same time reference except in two perspectives. Another way to explain this is that most books start at point A and end at point C; however, this book started at point A and ended at point B. I did, however, enjoy the concept of the story about angels and trying to save the world. 

Relationship: Emmy and Marcus's relationship was an instant connection between the two that Marcus tries to ignore because of the prophecy and that fact that he has a girlfriends, Ameana. Their relationship is not all love and happiness it's more of a destructive one, especially considering that by being together they could endanger the world and end up hurting Ameana.

Emmy: At the beginning of the book Emmy seemed to be a very relatable and human-like character however as the book started to progress and her feelings for Marcus were factored into the equation, I started to not like her as much. She knew that Marcus was dating Ameana yet she continued to pursue him, even after he said not to her. I found that Emmy didn't really care about other's feelings or her self respect in a way. She continued to follow and pine after Marcus event though he explicitly made it clear that they couldn't be together. One thing I did like about her is that she's so determined, sometimes it was a bad thing yet at other times it was a good thing.

Marcus: I enjoyed reading about Marcus because he's the responsible and reasonable one in this book. He's the leader of the group and he's caring and sweet. It was interesting being in his head, especially when Emmy is in danger.

Miku/Rio/Jay/Reese/Ameana: I enjoyed the "supporting" characters in this book very much. Miku is a very girly and caring character. Rio is Miku's twin and he is super sweet! Reese is just everything awesome and I absolutely LOVED his character! Jay is Reese's best friend and he is just as awesome and funny! Ameana is Marcus's girlfriend. I enjoyed reading about her character because she kept things real for everyone.

Overall: This book was a decent read with an interesting story line. The characters are entertaining to read about and the world that Lola StVil has created will keep you entertained. There is definitely a plot twist at the end that no one will see coming and a cliff hanger that will want you reaching for the next book. And having read the second book I can say that the plot becomes even more interesting and complicated.

Rating: I would give this book a 6.5

Teaser 5

Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. In addition to plays, she also writes screenplays and short stories. She has been commissioned to write for ABC, CBS and Princeton University. She won the NAACP award for her play "The Bones of Lesser Men". In addition to being nominated for LA Weekly awards. Her work has also received positive reviews from The LA Times, Variety and LA Weekly. This is her first novel.

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