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Unnatural (Archangel Academy Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

a creative imaginative enthralling vampire thriller that targets young adults

In the insular town of Weeping Water in Nebraska, teenager Michael Howard feels alone and alienated. His peers taunt him about being gay while his mother keeps her distance from him and his grandfather, whose house he lives in, is always on his case.

When his moth...
In the insular town of Weeping Water in Nebraska, teenager Michael Howard feels alone and alienated. His peers taunt him about being gay while his mother keeps her distance from him and his grandfather, whose house he lives in, is always on his case.

When his mother dies, his father Vaughn takes him back to his country England only to dump the lad at Archangel Academy in Eden. There he meets enigmatic Ronan, a gay teen. Each realizes they have met their soulmate, but wanting a strong foundation to their relationship, they take it slow. Michael has secrets he hides from his beloved, but Ronan conceals a humongous one that he is a hybrid vampire whose exiled clan is at war with the popular version of the vampire. Ronan worries about how his Michael will react when he tells him truth; he also knows the American is his Achilles' Heel. When the time comes, Michael will have to choose between hurting Ronan (and himself) or embracing their love. However, first they will have to outwit their enemies who look at Ronan's species as an abomination.

Ironically titled Unnatural is a creative imaginative enthralling vampire thriller that targets young adults though readers should be aware there are graphic sex scenes. The strong story line focuses on the impact of a teen who is a part of a shammed minority group. Filled with action, Michael Griffo also cautions parents to be there for their children regardless of their sexual preference even when it differs from yours so that their offspring will not be like Michael ashamed of himself until he finally makes friends at the Academy. Everyone needs to feel they belong somewhere and with someone.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on January 22, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

bad

in the summary it didnt talk about the main character being gay. it was weird having the character kiss eachother

posted by 12844939 on July 13, 2012

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

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    a creative imaginative enthralling vampire thriller that targets young adults

    In the insular town of Weeping Water in Nebraska, teenager Michael Howard feels alone and alienated. His peers taunt him about being gay while his mother keeps her distance from him and his grandfather, whose house he lives in, is always on his case.

    When his mother dies, his father Vaughn takes him back to his country England only to dump the lad at Archangel Academy in Eden. There he meets enigmatic Ronan, a gay teen. Each realizes they have met their soulmate, but wanting a strong foundation to their relationship, they take it slow. Michael has secrets he hides from his beloved, but Ronan conceals a humongous one that he is a hybrid vampire whose exiled clan is at war with the popular version of the vampire. Ronan worries about how his Michael will react when he tells him truth; he also knows the American is his Achilles' Heel. When the time comes, Michael will have to choose between hurting Ronan (and himself) or embracing their love. However, first they will have to outwit their enemies who look at Ronan's species as an abomination.

    Ironically titled Unnatural is a creative imaginative enthralling vampire thriller that targets young adults though readers should be aware there are graphic sex scenes. The strong story line focuses on the impact of a teen who is a part of a shammed minority group. Filled with action, Michael Griffo also cautions parents to be there for their children regardless of their sexual preference even when it differs from yours so that their offspring will not be like Michael ashamed of himself until he finally makes friends at the Academy. Everyone needs to feel they belong somewhere and with someone.

    Harriet Klausner

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 4, 2011

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    Awesome but a little surprising

    I didn't know Michael until I bought it, stupid move. But even tho it was an amazing book based on secrets, love, and everything else in between. There are some graphic scenes but it's worth it. It was so..... good. I'm straight but I don't really care. It shows how people alienate gays when they did nothing wrong. Buy the book and see my point

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Loveeeee Thisssss Bookkkkk

    Just amazing... speechless best book I've ever read by far.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    A Labrynth of Words

    Overall I enjoyed then book. With a new look on vampires and an addition of secrecy and romance the book is filed with a series if riveting twists turns. Unable to stop reading - this book will command your undivided attention until the last page. And afterwards you'll be craving more of the sensuous, young heroes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    good book!!!

    I loved the characters

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

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    OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK!

    The twists and turns the crazy characters !! I was totally into this read. It had me from page 1!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Selena

    Goes to sleep pizzed and unsatisfied.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    To selena

    Just so you know, your quest will start after the ball. And i vwillvtell you what to do next? ~elizabeth

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    S

    Walks in, notices it is a gym, then walks to result one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Skylar

    *walks in and sits on a bench*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Moon

    Hums as she runs around the track then out of the gym.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Andrew

    Starts punching a punching bag

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Cassi

    Sits in a corner, twitching occasionally, but otherwise unmoving, a deep black mist circled around her, occasionally obsuring her from view.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    What is the name of the guy who poses as Michael Howard on the c

    What is the name of the guy who poses as Michael Howard on the cover. I hope someone helps me out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Perfect

    starting was a little slow but everything was perfect and wonderful and can't wait to read the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    i love it

    i love it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Mystery, and love in the world of Vampires

    It's always interesting to read different people's takes on vampires. This one is definitely a romance, with a bit of mystery put in as well.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    Recommend

    Good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

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    Posted February 20, 2014

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