Friday, February 7, 2014

Few Are Angels

Book Description Provided by Goodreads: After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale—a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious pastreveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand. Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future. The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both? This paranormal romance told from the heroine’s perspective builds in intensity and intrigue to a finale you won’t see coming. Heart pounding action mixed with heartwarming friendships and heartbreaking romance will leave you breathless and begging for more.

Story line: The story while at first didn't completely draw me eventually did end up entertaining me. The beginning was kind of sad because it dealt with Ella losing her parents and having to deal with the fact that everyone around her thought she was crazy because of the voices she hears. However, I thought that it was a good plot that had an interesting concept. While there are some minor inconsistencies in the book, I enjoyed reading about Ella's powers along with other supernatural characters added to the mix that just made the book a fun read.

Relationship: Ella and Kale's relationship is rocky from the start. Both clearly have feelings for each other but Kale simply won't admit it or act on it. I would have liked for their relationship to develop further but I'm looking forward to seeing if it will in the second book.

Ella: I enjoyed reading about Ella's character and her struggle to overcome the "voices" she hears after her parents' accident. What I didn't like about Ella's character was that at times she could be contradictory meaning that when she wanted to know something and was told she got mad as a result. 

Kale: Kale's character completely captured me from the very beginning. When he is first introduced he's fighting some other guy and he's so brooding, heroic, and mysterious that it made me want to keep reading to figure his character out.

Overall: This was a decent read and I would have liked for the book to have a little bit more of a relationship between Ella and Kale and also to have picked up the pace a little more at the beginning. Either than those small details, the book was good.

Rating: I would give this book a 7 out of 10!

About the Author:
Inger Iversen lives in Virginia Beach with her tree-hugging boyfriend Joshua and her overweight lap cat Max. When not reading or writing she spends her time watching reruns of True Blood or killing zombies in Call Of Duty.

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