Looks of an Angel

Looks of an Angel

by Lauren Elizabeth

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... The Siren went off, the one for which they have trained us all our lives. Which meant... Invaders! I flipped around, breaking the number one rule-don't hesitate-to see a hovership coming towards our planet...

When Aly's home planet Pluto is invaded, everything she's ever worked for is put on the line. In the process of saving her not-so-much friend Matt, Aly is captured, taken by the Neptwainians to their home planet. She will have to fight to stay alive as they put her through a series of lifethreatening tests, changing her, morphing her into a different being. Was Aly picked at random or had someone been stalking her?

Lauren Elizabeth is a first time author, a senior in high school who lives in central Illinois. When Lauren was in fifth grade she told her parents that it was her dream to share a story with the world. Starting the book in eighth grade she finished it three and a half years later. You can find Lauren spending time with her family, friends, and two cats when she's not writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457514456
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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Looks of an Angel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aly and her family live on Pluto and the planet is invaded. Aly and her friend Matt are captured and they are put through tests that change them into different beings. Aly doesn't even look like the same girl, her hair and eye color are different, she is taller, bigger, and stronger, and she now has wings. They force her to fight to the death against other experiments like her. Are these people just using her for their own personal entertainment? This book was written by an 18 year old high school senior. It was compelling and very well written. I think Lauren Elizabeth has a bright future ahead of her as an author and I hope she continues with it. This book was definitely different from the other books out there right now. I don't want to give away too much so I don't spoil it for anyone just in case they want to read it. It left me wanting to know more so I am hoping that there's a second book.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers Favorite Lauren Elizabeth's imagination knows no bounds as shown in her first novel, "Looks of an Angel". When the Neptwainians invaded Pluto, Aly's world turned upside down. In an act to save Matt, she was captured and taken to Neptune. Being the subject of some kind of an experiment, Aly morphed into a winged creature with awesome strength and powers. They subjected her to a series of life threatening tests until she met Matt again in a fight duel. Matt had also been captured and gone through a metamorphosis. Matt and Aly banded together and were able to go back to Pluto but things had changed at home. In their voyage to Earth, they were captured again by the Neptwainians and the story comes to more interesting twists and revelations. Though a new author, Lauren Elizabeth's novel definitely has no shortage of fantasy and imagination. The whole universe is the setting of "Looks of an Angel" and it is a science fiction story that knows where its heart is. It is filled with action and a plot that keeps the reader on. It is amazing how the young author is able to grip my attention. From the beginning to end, the action in this story is exciting. Matt and Aly, the protagonists, are young people who had to make challenging decisions. They have to deal with life and death many times. They also have to determine reality from dreams. And in a universe gone mad because of the greed for power, they are maybe the only ones who can prevent the Neptwainians from fulfilling their grand design. Lauren Elizabeth may be a young author who still has to write her first bestselling book, but this is certainly a brilliant beginning for her.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers Favorite Lauren Elizabeth’s "Looks of an Angel" is a lovingly crafted book that mixes themes of inspiration, belonging and friendship with riveting action and adventure. Set in a stunning universe that would have made Asimov proud, "Looks of an Angel" tells the tale of Aly Lapool, a regular Pluto girl with normal teenage problems. Kidnapped from her idyllic life, she is suddenly thrust into a world of insidious experiments and brutal death-matches. As Aly struggles to deal with what she has become, she must redefine her sense of attachment, belonging and morality, all while trying to avoid killing the only person who truly cares for her. Lauren Elizabeth is an inspiration to all potential authors out there. Her characters are conflicted, hurt and all too human. They make mistakes and lash out as they come to terms with a new set of circumstances. Her writing draws blood, as each punch, each slash, comes at you from unexpected directions. I loved the universe she created and its limitless potential. In a mix of science fiction, fantasy and adventure, the novel has at its core the struggle of an individual to truly belong, something that everyone, regardless of age, can relate to. It is a rare piece of writing that makes the reader rue the flaws of the protagonist and feel the effects of her misguided and uncontrollable acts while still desperately rooting for her. Aly, like every teenager I know, suffers from a sense of limited perspective during a time of drastic change, causing her to become one of the most human fictional characters I have ever encountered. Her chemistry with Matt, as well as his own boundless faith in her, makes such an effective backdrop to the climactic ending that it is sure to make readers badger Ms. Elizabeth for the sequel. The writing and plot may be a bit too straight-forward and the powers and abilities bestowed on the characters may be far too much but those are just tiny pitfalls easily eclipsed by Lauren Elizabeth’s potential as a writer. I really love Matt but unlike him, I don’t think I can wait forever for the sequel to "Looks of an Angel" to come out.
AWannabeAuthor More than 1 year ago
THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!! So many twists and turns it kept me on my toes. Lauren Elizabeth's literary style kept me interested in the book and made me want to keep reading. I would recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy and sci-fi novels. Looks of an Angel was a perfect combination of these two genres. And the ending of Looks of an Angel made me want to read even more, I didn't want it to end there, those last words were a perfect ending to an excellent book.