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What if everything you believed was a lie?
Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?...
What if everything you believed was a lie?
Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?
When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn't be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique of three who, as new transfers to the school, are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn't he?
A Soul Purpose
The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind: Earth. Demons want to do what they want. Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons
A Suspenseful Romance
Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique of three, Ali doesn’t know who to trust…or who to love, because for Allison Maney, everything is not exactly what it seems.
"I tried not to sound hysterical,
but it’s not every day you find out the paranormal is hunting you."
Posted May 14, 2014
Alison Maney attends Millennium High, a typical high school except for a high rate of suicides. When Tommy, the popular football player jumps from the roof of the school, everyone figures it was another suicide. But Ali and her friends don’t think so and plan to figure out what is really going on.
At the same time, Ali is being pursued by two guys. Dameon is the dark guy that Ali has been thinking about nonstop for the last couple months but doesn’t seem to be the right person. Kian is the light guy that she didn’t really expect but us there to protect her. It seems they have something going on and Ali is in the middle of it with her investigation.
This is a great new take on angel stories. The writing flows so well that I couldn’t help getting drawn in and wanting more. There are great plot twists that kept me wondering where it was all going to lead from several suicides. I can’t wait to read the next one in this series.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Posted April 17, 2014
Angelfire Chronicles 1: She Speaks to Angels
I liked this book. The storyline was unique and I liked the mystery that was mixed into the beginning of the story. I like the chances that her and her friends take to figure out what is going on, especially when they think that something just isn't right. I liked the unexpected twists and turns that happen throughout the book.
This is a YA book and I highly enjoy this genre, but (there's that but again) I was not a typical high school kid, I guess, because some of the things, like always wanting to be kissed (and thinking about how attracted to someone she is - ok, we get it!!), the lack of concentration on important topics, the childish behavior between best friends, and love triangles are all completely alien to me. (I don't even remember my friends being that way and probably would have stopped being friends with them if this was the way they acted.) Talking this out with my mom, she says I can't hate the book because of that stuff - and I agree - but I can write in my review that I disliked all of that malarky. The rest of the story does make up for it, though. The adventure kept me reading and will keep me reading the rest of the series.
I do want to point out that, at the end of the book, she includes "Discussion Questions." I actually think that authors who write for this age group should utilize this tool to help with recalling what they read and she did a good job with them.
(Note: There are some editing issues, which I brought to the attention of the the author.)
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Posted February 6, 2014
Allison (Ali) Maney goes to Millennium High School where the rate of student suicides keeps going up. Ali knows nothing about the supernatural world of angels and demons. Ali likes Dameon who personifies the bad boy persona yet Kian also sparks her interest as well. When Ali along with her best friends Molly and Jennifer start investigating Tommy Bachelor's suicide starts a chain of events that lead Ali into a world she never knew existed. Will Ali continue to like Dameon? Is Tommy Bachelor's death really a suicide? Where does Kian fit into this? Your answers await you in She Speaks to Angels.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 12, 2012
She Speaks to Angels by Ami Blackwelder is the first in a trilogy of books surrounding 17-year-old Allison (Ali) Maney. Kicking it all of in the first book is the death of a popular quarterback from her school. Together with her friends Molly and Jennifer- and a passion for journalism- they investigate the events surrounding and leading up to his death. Then things start to get interesting.
I won't give any spoilers, so I can't be too detailed with the plot, but Ali finds herself torn between two men, a battle between light and dark and truths that plunge her into the deep end and will change her world forever.
There were moments that (dare I say) were a little reminiscent of the Twilight series- emphasis on a little. There were a few a few characters and situations that had vague similarities, but I wouldn't compare them, especially once you get deeper into the story.
The writing style was what kept me hooked. Ami Blackwelder has a way of phrasing things that keeps you gripped and I found myself reading through it in a day. I just couldn't put it down. I would call this first book more of a set-up for the coming two, where we learn about the characters, the world they live in and are given enough information to get into the heavier stuff.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes young fiction, romance or the supernatural. A great read and I look forward to the next instalment.
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the author. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Posted May 31, 2012
What if knowing that angels really existed limited their ability to function? What if it did the same to demons? What if you were the only one who knew that Angels and Demons were real and that meant that Demons wanted to kill you?
That’s the basic premise of this book. Shy, smart, bookish Ali goes from wall flower to center of attention as two new hot guys compete for her attention. Little does she knows that one is a demon who wants her dead; and one is an angel who is there to save her. But which one is which? It took the books spelling it out for me to figure it out. And can I just say, these boys are hot!
I give these books 4 out of 5 stars for originality and writing.
Posted May 21, 2012
A New Series With Great Potential
What I Loved:
I'm a sucker for angels and demons... it’s true. Anglefire is pretty awesome to read about, and their 8 Rules are interesting. Really, I can't list any one thing that really stood out.
What I Didn't Like:
Ali was disappointing as a main character, which is sad because I was really hoping that she'd come into her own. She had her moments where she "found her strength," but overall she seemed weak and willing to let others fight for her. I prefer my main female leads to be feisty and ready to fight, even if they don't know how, rather than to wait and bide time until their hero shows up. Of course, this is only book one so perhaps we'll see Ali come into her own being in the next books.
My Overall Review:
I am definitely intrigued and hope that I can read Angelfire book 2. The set-up for an amazing story is there. You've got a main character who is lovable and just needs to toughen up and become more comfortable in her own skin. You've got a super-sweet male lead who is protective of Ali and obviously would be willing to risk his life for her, a pissed off demon who will definitely be wanting revenge against the Angelfire, and the Angelfire themselves. How did they get that name? Lucianda hinted that there was a lot that Ali wasn't told about the angels and demons, and I'm very interested in finding out if Ali, and by extension the reader, learns more about these powers of goodness.
So while I can't rave about She Speaks to Angels, I am very interested in continuing the series and seeing where it leads. I also wasn't crazy about book one of the Lilly Montiago series, and by the second book I was hooked! I have high hopes for the Angelfire Chronicles to be similar to that.
This book was provided for me at no charge, nor was I given compensation
of any kind for this review. This review only reflects my personal opinion.
Posted April 24, 2012
SHE SPEAKS TO ANGELS is an action packed story that keeps you wanting more. School is let out early due to a student jumping off the school roof and falling to the ground in front of Ali’s English class window. Is it murder? Will Ali ever get together with Dameon or will it be Kian? Dameon’s pull on Ali is a bit stronger then Kians at first and this leads to her almost being killed. Ms. Blackwelder keeps you on the edge of you seat waiting to find out what happens next.
This is a must read for anyone who likes a good mystery.
Heat Rating: Sweet
Reviewed by: Susan Faatz,My Book Addiction and More