What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ordinary Angels by India Drummond

Ordinary Angels
India Drummond
Paranormal Romance

Although most of Zoe Pendergraft's friends are dead, that means nothing to her. After all, they died long before she meet them. What does matter is the angel who took her dancing and turned her world upside down. But grim reality intrudes when she finds a body, and the Higher Angels accuse her of the murder. Knowing she's the only one who can stand against the Higher Angels, Zoe uses any means necessary to save her friend all the while, wondering if the tempestuous love she's feeling is real. The blood on her hands forces Zoe to question herself, and her angel to question her.

First Line

"Trust your eyes, Miss Zoe."

A Quick Tease
"Do you know how different you are?"
Zoe couldn't stop staring into his sparkling green eyes. She shook her head slowly. Words wouldn't come. "I'm nothing special." she finally choked out.
He leaned forward until he was so close she couldn't focus her eyes. He whispered, "I believe the truth to be otherwise."

My Review

Okay, I'll admit. It was the cover of Ordinary Angels that drew me in. Isn't it gorgeous? And as I started to read, I realized that it was perfect because the story was pretty fabulous as well. India Drummon is another new author to me and I was really impressed by the creativity she used in writing her story. I had alot of fun reading the book and there were moments where I had to stop and share because I loved the swooniness of it all.

I'm a lover of all things paranormal and I enjoy reading angel books. What I liked most about Ordinary Angels is that India's vision of what angels were. You think wings, robes and a godly glow but what you got were gorgeous men who when they revealed their true selves, were these magnificent creatures. I could imagine seeing Alexander and Thomas for the first time would steal my breath, I know it must have blown Zoe's mind.

I loved the characters in this story. Zoe was this cute girl with the ability to see dead people. I thought it was great her best friend was a ghost and it must have terrified when he disappeared and was accused as a murderer. It spoke of what a great heart she had that she worked to clear her name, even as it revealed a scary insight about who she was. That truth threatened to seperate her from Alexander, an angel sent to her, and I liked that she fought for them. It's never fun being afraid but instead of running from it, she embraced it, making her one of my favorite kinds of heroines.

This story had two great male characters. Of course, Alexander caught my eye. He was this handsome angel that came into Zoe's life and he always seemed to be there. There was an innocence about him that was appealing, and a childlike quality that rivaled the strength and power that he held. I loved the way he talked with Zoe, for the relationship they developed and he can take me anytime to his secret garden *insert mini swoon*

Who I really swooned over and got my heart racing was Thomas. He was mysterious, powerful and a force to be reckoned with and I loved that he backed up Zoe when she needed him. You want to think that he's shady but I just now that he has a heart of gold. I'd love to see him in his own story, to learn more about him and see what he's like being tender. There's definitely enough sexual energy off him to keep any romance lover in hog heaven.

I loved everything about this book and I'm so glad that India approached me to review it. It was an entertaining read and one I think lovers of paranormal romance will fall head over heals in love with. I'm looking forward to seeing what this author has in store for us next. Happy reading!


1 comment:

Deepali said...

Interesting! :) I like the opening line you do with your reviews, and the teaser, must incorporate it into my reviews too!