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

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

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by Lisa Grace

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Optioned and in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios.
Angel in the Shadows, Book 1
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,

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Optioned and in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios.
Angel in the Shadows, Book 1
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.

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Lisa Grace
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Angel , #1
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13 Years

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Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Pnvoula-09 More than 1 year ago
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.
Chiara-Rose More than 1 year ago
The first book in this trilogy was an eye opener in the struggle between good and evil. Good wins out, but not without a fight and a lot of faith. I have already recommended this book to a friend. She also was hooked after just a few pages. Thank you for such wonderful and inspiring stories. It helped my see my wayward niece in a whole new light. I've again taken up praying her, where as before reading this book, I had given up on her. Thanks be to God.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Give this book a chance! Looking forward to book #2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got this book, I thought it was going to be just another paranormal romance. In this story, you see some of what is going on behind teenage drama and actions.
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Enjoyed overall
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love thid book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vampires are real check out don the vampire on youtube
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what i thought it would be, but way better. It show what faith in God can do if you truely beleive in his love and power. I would recomend this to everyone!!
MaryCFindley More than 1 year ago
Many friends and blog readers may be offended that I have read and am reviewing a book sometimes classified as "Christian Horror." Calling it an oxymoron or worse, some people say horror has no place in Christianity. What is appropriate to write and call Christian is a big area of disagreement. Workshops, seminars and conferences teach biblical standards. I have different beliefs and standards from Lisa Grace. Many people will reject this book without reading it because they don't think they would agree with all it teaches. That would be a mistake. Lisa Grace has said, "Nothing is more horrible than going to Hell and being without the love of your Creator. I find Christianity and horror extremely compatible for this reason. Why do people commit suicide? Because they lack hope and love." Most of the modern definitions of horror don't fit this book. There are no undead. There is no gruesome violence or dwelling on the occult. She deals with both good and bad spiritual power but in a pretty down-to-earth way, at the risk of resorting to a pun. Seth, a character in the book, is a growing Christian, as any teenager might be. He joins the spiritual rollercoaster ride with his girlfriend Megan (the main character) and shows faith, patience and dependability not everyone would be able to manage. Seth learns that we can sometimes fight the good fight without wholly understanding it, and grow into better understanding of our spiritual battles along the way. I found technical flaws in the book. The writing style is intended to be simple, to reach more readers, but I think a cleaner, more traditional attention to style and mechanics would not hurt its influence much. The handling of angels living among us and interacting with humans was also a bit clumsy at times. I am not sure their consistent physical presence, like Grace portrays, would really be compatible with an angel's mission either to help man to good or to tempt man to evil. People in the story say they don't have enough knowledge of the Scriptures but little attention is given to more study. The book seems to portray some loose personal standards as compatible with Christianity. While we all come to the Cross with baggage, mental and physical, we need to learn what has to be left at the Cross or quickly discarded. The book shows a sex and drug party. Little detail is given. The evil angel is active in temptations there. The lifestyle is shown as wrong, resulting in death and terrible consequences. Teenage sex is also there, without real detail, and it is shown to be wrong. Adults, even Christian ones, are portrayed as weak and are disturbingly uninvolved in their children's Christian lives. Megan's mother automatically disbelieves her account of a lifesaving event. Parents and adults are purposefully excluded from the main spiritual warfare of the book. I did not care for this obliviousness, though I know it is sometimes true. We as writers are here to edify, not reinforce what may be true but we acknowledge is wrong. I object to running down parents and lifting up teenagers as superior beings. This book has a FANTASTIC occurrence near the end drawn from real life experience. The book is worth reading just to see how God can work even in the most impossible circumstances and concerns an issue crucial to our times and our Christian and human natures. It is one of the best descriptions of characters and events I have ever read.