written by S.L. Saboviec
published by S.L. Saboviec
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I loved the premise–a book from the perspective of Guardian Angels isn’t something you come across every day, so I was excited to start reading. I LIKED the book (it kept me sane during a week-long stay in a hotel with a two-year-old): I liked the world-building, I liked the characters, and I loved the discord. I had a few small issues with, you know, ALL of the main characters burning off their wings and heading to Hell just when things got a little tense, but I guess I understand. I’d say things took a turn for the Charmed (you know, that series with the Who’s The Boss? girl once she grew up and got gorgeous?) after I realized angels and demons (and the other not-quite-human folk who populate Saboviec’s world) could switch sides at will, but I suppose that’s what makes a book like this work–unpredictability.
Um. Except that I sort of already knew what was going to happen, ohhhh, about a third of the way through. And, though I know the choice Enael and Kaspen have to make at the end of the book is supposed to be a cliff-hanger, I’m pretty sure Saboviec’s going to have to jump the shark to surprise me.
Would I recommend it: Yeah, why not? It might not be the *most* original story line out there, but it’s the only book I’ve read where guardian angels get to be protagonists. Give it a whirl!
About the book – from Goodreads: Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.
When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.
Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?