Monday, June 7, 2010

Lisa Grace; Angels in the Shadows

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Eloquent Books (November 11, 2009)

"Lisa Grace creates a supernatural world, where the heroine is 100 percent human - a brilliant alternative to the vampire novels. If this is her first novel - I can't wait to see what else she has in store for readers. A page-turner from start to finish." -Alexis Del Cid, CBS NEWS, KOIN-TV, Portland, Oregon "Lisa Grace is a talented and exciting author. Suspense drips off each page. I look forward to her next work." --Gretchen Helgeson, Book Reviewer, Phoenix, Arizona 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 souls, their lives, and their eternity. At school, she recognizes Judas, anüber popular boy, as a demon 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. Author Lisa Grace is a former children's musical theater director and is currently writing her second book in her Angel series. She is married, has a daughter and resides in Florida, Wisconsin and Tennessee. Look for excerpts of her novels on Publisher's website:

My Review

The war between Good and Evil has always been and will always be. It's a balancing act. Before I continue with my review I would like to explain something. I am not religious. I am extremely open minded to all aspects of life and yes that does include all types of religion. This book maybe considered a religious book but the synopsis drew me in and I figured I'd give it a go.  I really enjoyed that this book took place in FL. Lisa used some familiar lingo that I was comfortable with. Lisa's book made me feel at home. It's not often you read Kook in a book. Megan was wise beyond her years. She had a way with people that just took hold. I was surprised by how much happened in the book which is only 132 pgs. It never felt rushed and it never lacked. There was religious aspects in the book but I never felt it was overbearing and took away from the plot. In fact it enhanced it.

When Lisa Grace's Angel in the Shadow 2 comes out I will have to get my hands on it.

Go and visit Lisa's site it has a great forum! Click here


Juju at Tales of said...

O you sold me! I want this now :)

Mary_not_Martha said...

Thank you for reviewing Angel in the Shadows by Lisa Grace. It's on my "buy this next" list! I think she has hit on something new in the YA world. In her TV interview it's mentioned as an alternative to the "Twilight" series. Something fresh! I was thrilled to see you enjoyed it and gave it a thumbs up.

luiloth said...

Thanks for the review, I'm even more curious about this book.

luiloth said...

Thanks for the review, I'm even more curious about this book.

Katelyn said...

Glad to hear you liked the book so much, great review. This one's been on my TBR list but haven't read many reviews and was glad to hear some positive feedback before diving in!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

oooh, this looks really good! Thanks for sharing, I hadn't heard of it before.