Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sixteen-year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.

When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her ...

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Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1)

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Overview

Sixteen-year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.

When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.

Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.

Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in.

Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011288838
  • Publisher: Addison Moore
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Series: Celestra Series , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,701
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Addison Moore enjoys writing young adult paranormal romance and is often fueled by Dr. Pepper.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2011

    Badly written

    I read a lot of paranormal fiction. Some are good, some are bad, this one was the worst. There's absolutely no plot, no character development, NO editing. Skyla is one dimensional with every guy falling for her for no apparent reason after knowing her for five minutes. There were mistakes in every paragraph: spelling, grammar, contradictions, misspelled words that made no sense, blank pages in mid paragraph. Just bad.

    55 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    The worst thing I ever tried to read

    Everyone's gorgeous and perfect (sic). Skyla's immature, selfish and so self absorbed and unlikeable it's painful to read. She needs to be saved more times than Bella from Twilight. What drove me insane was the appalling grammar and the constant senseless switching back and forth "I like Gage. No, I like Logan. No, it's Gage. No, I think I like Logan more." Every five minutes she's in love with someone else, even though she doesn't know them, doesn't know anything about them, and probably never will since the characters are too flat to have any background or depth to them. I wish I had never bothered wasting my time with this.

    27 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2012

    horrible

    I have never written a review but I had to review this book. I hated Skyla. She was so annoying and unlikeable with her constant whining and complaining. The plot lacked any cohesion and read like the author hurried to publish the first draft just to be done with it. Inane dialog and typos in almost each sentence. There's constant jumping around in actions like the author was bored with writing a scene, then she'd break it off abruptly and write about something else with no transition between the scenes.

    23 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Waste of time

    Complete waste of time. Riddled with mistakes and made no sense.

    17 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Wonderful

    Addison Moore is very talented and this series is one I could not put down. I'm eagerly awaiting the realease of book 5, VEX. I highly recomend you give this series a try. You won't be dissapointed.

    14 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Disappointed

    The characters were one dimensional. The details and description were a bare minimum if any. The chapters are cut off for the sake of making it look like there's lots of them. The book jumps around which made me wonder whether the author cut out a few pages. The grammar was awful! I made the mistake to buy two more books and forced myself through them. The story drags on so the author can fill more books with a story that just turns in circles and isn't even strong enough for one book. Not worth it.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Highly recommended

    The book starts out with a move to Paragon Island and 16 year old Skyla finds herself perplexed when she meets a boy who shares her ability to read minds. She discovers she is an angel and becomes involved in a love triangle. Super fun. Moves quick.

    11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2011

    Really good

    I enjoyed this new take on angels and can't wait to read the follow up.

    10 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Didnt even show...

    I bought this and it didnt show any words AT ALL!!!! What the heck!?!?!?

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2012

    Boring

    I had a hard time finishing this one. Several times I gave up and forced myself to go back to it because I don't like to leave a book unfinished but it was a chore because I've never read anything so boring. The almost non existent plot copies a lot from other books with endless clichés and nothing new. If I want a summary of other books I can reread those!

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Dont get

    7 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2011

    Highly recommended

    Fun read, light and witty. This is a new take on angels. Very creative with lots of twist and turns.

    7 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Buy this book!

    I loved everything about this book. It does get confusing, but be patient. For the recored Im going gor Gadge!

    7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    LOVED.

    Simply said.. it has a great story line.. with such awesome detail. Read the second book RIGHT after the first.. Come on book 3!

    6 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    HElP ME

    A can someone help me i got this book and all the pages are blank???????

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Not working

    It is not working the pages are blank..ive restarted my nook tooo!!!!!!!!!,:(

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2011

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    Fast read

    Great story i highly recommend it !:-)

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

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    I am a huge fan of this entire series. I'll admit Ethereal falls

    I am a huge fan of this entire series. I'll admit Ethereal falls a little flat as the first book. It was hard for me to get into the story, but I did find it interesting and decided to at least read the second book (Tremble). I am so thankful I did, because it is truly an original, creative storyline.

    Ethereal is about a teenage girl, Skyla Messenger, who moves with her family to an island called Paragon. As soon Skyla and her family pull into the driveway of their new home on Paragon, Brielle, the teenage next door neighbor, comes over to greet them. Skyla learns that Brielle's best friend, Chloe, used to live there. Skyla asks the obvious questions of why/where did Chloe move, only to find out that Chloe was murdered. Brielle drives Skyla into town to show her around and they wind up at the bowling alley. While there, Skyla meets Logan and Gage Oliver for the first time.

    Logan and Gage are cousins, both very attractive. Skyla and Logan soon discover that they share a very unique gift. Logan may have some answers about their ability, only he's very hesitant to share them with her. And, she also soon becomes aware that Gage is attracted to her as well, and neither cousin is afraid to fight the other for her.

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    At this point in the story I felt things were just a little too convenient. I mean, come on, Skyla moves into a dead girl's house, somehow ends up in the dead girl's bedroom, starts dating dead girl's ex-boyfriend, becomes best friend's with dead girl's ex-best friend, the chance encounter with the Oliver boys, both boys want her, both boys are hot as sin...yeah. But, I decided to keep going (if for nothing else to find out what happened to Chloe).
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    You don't get answers to many of the plentiful questions thrown at you in Ethereal. Read on, though, because we find out that nothing is as it seems on the island of Paragon, and most importantly, everything happens for a reason.

    I love the characters, Skyla in particular. I can't say that I relate very well with her, but that doesn't make her character any less awesome for me. All the character's histories are not laid out in this book, but the author does give us a good feel for them. This series is rife with secrets, so it is appropriate not to have a full characterization of all characters in Ethereal (I finished Expel, book 6, recently and I still don't know everything about everyone).

    Addison Moore has a wonderful, original writing style. I've never read anything like her books. Not only is the premise creative, but the way Moore puts things into words is different (and incredible). There are some errors in the books, but it was never enough to distract me from the story. Also, these books are not necessarily for the faint of heart: there's some violence (some of it graphic) and some really creepy stuff. There is also some bad language, and a few fairly steamy scenes. Oh my, I almost forgot to mention the HUGE cliffhanger endings Moore leaves us with in most of the books - love them!

    The books are not strictly for the YA audience; older readers will be able to lose themselves in this story as well (I'm 30 and I obviously love them).

    I highly recommend this book series.


    Did I purchase this book: Yes, $0.99
    Would I read it again: Yes

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Enjoyed this so much

    This is a good first book in the series. I'll be curious to see where this goes.

    4 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2012

    regretted this purchase

    I bought this thinking I'd get a paranormal romance with a remotely interesting high school girl. For seventy five per cent of the book all we get is boring chatter from a teen girl. There's absolutely no action. Finally, at the end, we get something that's just boring and certainly not enough to keep my interest and buy the next book in the series. Boring plot where nothing happens and spelling mistakes aplenty. Judging from the other comments it seems to be common with this author.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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