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Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace (Angel Series)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great writing

Give this book a chance! Looking forward to book #2.

posted by Book_W0rm on December 1, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Ehhh

Here is the description from the book:

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 ca...
Here is the description from the book:

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 souls, their lives, and their eternity.

At school she recognizes an uber popular boy, as a demon 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.


Sounds decent from the description, doesn't it? This book took way too long to get to any type of point. Way too many unnecessary details, character build up is minimal. I wanted to put it down but continued reading to see if it got any better. 100 pages in, I still was not sure where it was headed. I'm wondering where the epic battle is, I must have missed it. I guess the ending was supposed to be a cliffhanger build up to the next volume but I was glad it was over. Not interesting enough to find out what happens next. The author is obviously devout in her beliefs, as am I, but this book is waaaay to preachy for my taste. Glad it was free.

posted by Pnvoula-09 on November 2, 2012

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  • Posted November 2, 2012

    Ehhh

    Here is the description from the book:

    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 souls, their lives, and their eternity.

    At school she recognizes an uber popular boy, as a demon 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.


    Sounds decent from the description, doesn't it? This book took way too long to get to any type of point. Way too many unnecessary details, character build up is minimal. I wanted to put it down but continued reading to see if it got any better. 100 pages in, I still was not sure where it was headed. I'm wondering where the epic battle is, I must have missed it. I guess the ending was supposed to be a cliffhanger build up to the next volume but I was glad it was over. Not interesting enough to find out what happens next. The author is obviously devout in her beliefs, as am I, but this book is waaaay to preachy for my taste. Glad it was free.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Not really motion picture optioned material.

    I can't believe the author trademarked the dif between an angel and a vamp...yadayadayada.

    Its clearly a gimmick to get twihards interested. But it has nothing to do with vampires and very little to with the other. Its a christian faith novel and there is nothing wrong with that but call it what it is.

    I love reading both angel and vampire paranormal genre. This is not either. This is a preachy and very evangelical antiabortion novelette. Nothing more. Not what I what i expected from its intro. A 2 night read for free but what a waste.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    One could only hope in this case that the movie is nothing like

    One could only hope in this case that the movie is nothing like the book. Character development was minimal. The plot was thin and barely served to transition from one Sunday sermon to the next. 395 pages to say "Accept Jesus or be damned to the eternal flames". This one is definitely not in a children's catagory and barely qualifies as literature. I gave it one star only because there's no way to give it less than that.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Ugh!!

    Preachy doesn't begin to cover it. This is pure right wing evangelical crap. Goth kids are all going to hell, raves have Satanic music (?!), born again Christianity with Biblical literality is the only valid religion (Catholics? Jews? Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims? Nope, sorry, you're going to hell along with atheists, Mormons, and Wiccans), and all the popular crowd are Satan's recruits. Okay, I might go for that last.

    The only acceptible entertainment involves Bible study, getting straight A's, being a Bible camp counselor, and athletics only done at camp or church youth groups. No TV, movies, fiction other than the stuff in literature from 50's, or non-fiction that isn't good ol' 'Merican born again junk. Oh, but buying modest clothes and jewels and spending beaucoup bucks at the mall on stuff made by slave labor from China is a-OK: corporations are our friends!

    Drugs and booze lead you straight to Satan. You can only be friends with other evangelicals, or kids you can convert. And you must wear a "purity ring" (ugggh) given to you by the boy just "know" you're going to love 4EVA... at 15... who you see one week a year at camp. Sure, great basis for a marriage.

    And of course premarital sex is out, since everyone who uses pills and condoms together will either get a disease, get pregnant, end up divorced, in hell if there's an abortion. Heck, don't bother with contraceptives after you marry your teen bride -- the lord will provide! Single parents,natch, doom their kids to promiscuity and hell.

    Nobody will relate to the heroine since she's an effortlessly good student that everyone luurrrrves, as long as they're also perfectly godly or a boring teacher of course.

    Trademarking the vampire fake/angel real thing is obviously to mislead girls who like paranomal romance. I say it's bearing false witness (against the 9th commandment) to try to sell books (Jesus said you can't love God and money) to the Twilight crowd.

    The only movie this will ever be is one of those dumb straight to video ones you'll have to watch in youth group. And I do mean HAVE because the plot and characters are so lame. Nothing much happens, maybe because there's a cliffhanger ending and the author has a contract for 4 more books to slog through. Also, apparently the internet doesn't exist -- must be too Satanic even for public schools. And neither do gay, black, Hispanic, Asian, or poor people.

    I got this for free. I think the author should pay me for suffering through it and lying about what it was.

    Gave it one star since there is no zero. So, one star for good spelling?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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