Saturday, 30 March 2013

{Review} A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M Basso

A Shimmer of Angels
Author: Lisa M. Basso
Series: Angel Sight #1
Published January 29th 2013
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: eARC; NetGalley
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Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
RATING: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Let's just take a few seconds to admire the beautiful cover. That's what drew my attention to the book. What prompted me to read the book was Rayna's ability to see angels.

We follow Rayna as she struggles to adjust to her school to become normal and to hide the fact that she can see angels, else she'd be sent back to the institution. This is an easy read from the first person POV. I think it was a sad thing that Rayna had to be kept in the Mental Institution for being able to see wings. I'm quite annoyed by her family (father and sister), who are very ready to send her back the Mental Institution she came out from if she continues to see wings.

What intrigued me most was the fact that Rayna was able to see beautiful wings on the new transfer student. Wings that only she could see and she thought she was going crazy again.The plot picks up with several suicide cases going on in school and a new guy, Kade, with black wings who popped up at where Rayna was working. Very intriguing. I think I almost had a heart attack when the book ended, not in a bad way of course! It just made me wish for book 2 to come sooner for answers!

Fans of angel books will enjoy reading A Shimmer of Angels.

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  1. The cover is indeed very gorgeous and makes me want to pick up this book. I haven't read a lot of angel book and I really like this one, I love that Rayna can see them. I'll definitely add it to my tbr.
    Fab review =)