Review: Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight, #1)

Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I started Shimmer of Angels. It had an interesting, if not slightly overused concept but I am starting to get really annoyed with the amount of angel love-triangle books and I think that may be why Shimmer of Angels failed to impress me, really. 

Not that it was totally awful, it wasn’t. It just wasn’t really all that original and I saw a lot of what happened coming, so I ended up finishing this book pretty disinterested in what actually happened and more interested in getting it over with and starting something that I would enjoy a lot more.
It started out promising – I was excited that Rayna actually thinks that she’s insane because she’s seeing angels, how rare is it that a character actually shows a realistic reaction to what’s happening in their life. I was also all too excited by the torn up family situation (at least Ray’s Dad is still there) and the creepy angel pictures and suspicious deaths. That’s about as far as it goes, from about a quarter of the way in, this book just feel completely flat for me. 

The second we have the ‘good’ angel Camael introduced and ‘bad’ angel Kade introduced was the moment everything turned sour. Camael and Ray instantly hit it off but that just disappears later and Kade comes in. I have to admit that I really liked Kade, but I really didn’t like how Rayna treated him, he was totally nice and did all these risky and nice things for her and she just treats him like a criminal or something. 

I just couldn’t really take the love triangle and the awful romance, but there are a few grammar and spelling errors that tipped me over the edge and that’s why I’m rating this book quite low.

Book released 29th January 2013 by Month9Books LLC
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (NetGalley)

1 comment

  1. look at that beautiful cover but a D- rating well good enough i didn't get it

    great review

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