Saturday, April 23, 2011
Review for Ethereal by Addison Moore
Do Angels Walk the Earth?
Do angels walk the Earth? They do on Paragon Island. For two years Skyla Messenger has believed she lost her father to a horrible car accident. Now she’s not so sure.
Her mother has remarried to a man Skyla is not all that crazy about. She and her sister and new step siblings are being uprooted and relocated from sunny LA, California to dreary Paragon Island. Skyla finds she doesn’t mind the constant rain and fog of the island, it better reflects her mood since her father died.
When she arrives at her new home in Paragon she is greeted by Brielle, the girl next store, who just so happens to be the best friend of the dead girl who used to live in her new home. This is when Skyla’s life begins to turn upside down. Life as she knew it is not what she once believed. Brielle introduces Skyla to Logan and Gage. Skyla is instantly drawn to the boys, especially Logan and as time passes she learns the connection she feels to them may be more than just feelings. Logan and Gage are angels and they believe Skyla is one of them. There are different types of angels with different blood lines, so to speak. Each type of angel possesses different powers and abilities. It would seem that some angels are nicer than others and Skyla suddenly finds herself in danger. She begins to wonder whether her father’s death was really an accident.
As the days pass Skyla finds herself falling in love with Logan, wanted by Gage, haunted by the dead girl who used to sleep in her bedroom and being stalked by angels who prefer she’d go away… for good.
Addison Moore is a genius. Once I picked up this book I could barely put it down. When I had to put it down I found myself contemplating the plot. What would Skyla do next? When would Logan tell her the whole story? The suspense builds as the story progresses. It draws you in and captures your attention completely making difficult to focus on anything else. The characters in this book are as different as the teenagers and parents we all know. Some are beautiful. Some are strong. Some are quirky. They are all unique and propelled by their own desires. The language is simple and to the point while still being very descriptive of environment, action and emotion. I loved this book and can’t wait until the next installment. It’s one of the best stories I’ve read recently and I would place it on the bestseller shelf with out hesitation.
I give Ethereal by Addison Moore 5 stars!
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