Book Review: Angel in the Shadows (Angel: Book 1) by Lisa Grace

Angel In The Shadows (The Angel #1)

Format read in: Kindle

Time at time of purchase: Free

Price now (subject to change): Free

Goodreads synopsis:

Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift–or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.

Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity.

At school, she recognizes Judas, an über popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.

Megan thinks God hasn’t given her any “special” powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

My review:

So, I started off liking this book. Megan found out that she can see demons/angels when she was at camp. Then finds out that Mr Z, her camp counselor, is a real, live actual angel named Zadok. Great, awesome. Then it got a bit preachy but hey its a Christian fantasy and I knew what I was getting into when I started reading.

Once Megan started back to school, the book started going a little bit downhill for me. But when Megan converts Vania (a Goth), it started getting really preachy. When Johnny was introduced and the “war” on Judas started, it was overly so. Which is great for people who enjoy these types of books. For me, not so great. But again, I kept an open mind when I continued to read.

The book continued to leave a bad taste in my mouth until the rather sudden ending. This is a book where I will not be reading the next book in the series. No offense to the author but I just can’t. I am Christian, not a good one but still Christian, and I can’t stand it when someone’s beliefs (or misbeliefs) are forced down someones throat.

Book I am reading now:

Loving Eliza (South Dakota Historicals #1)

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