Kissed by an Angel - Elizabeth Chandler

Sunday, July 11, 2010
Ivy always believed in angels. When she meets Tristan, it's the love of a lifetime. When he dies, her heart is broken and her belief in angels vanishes. And without that belief, she is unable to feel Tristan's presence when he returns--as an angel. Now Ivy is in terrible danger, and Tristan is struggling to save her. How can he protect her if she's lost her faith in angels? 

I thought this novel was good, but it wasn't, to me, what others have been saying about it. I thought Ivy fell a little flat to me at times, and it was very reminiscent of the year it was published (1995) and wasn't current enough for me. For me there was never a question of 'whodunit' because I suspected the culprit from the beginning. They were just too sly and too sleazy for something not to happen with them.

The writing was fair and I really enjoyed Tristan and Ivy's relationship in the beginning of the book. It was very sweet and I love their names together. To me, they scream tragic romance, just as Romeo and Juliet does. There was a part that I'm not going to get into, but it involved an animal and I thought it was a little over the top for a YA book in my opinion.

Overall, I thought this was a good book though I didn't like it as much as I thought. I'm bummed about it because I love Elizabeth Chandler as an author, especially Dark Secrets. I couldn't put that one down!

***.5

5 comments:

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Nice honest review! I really enjoyed this one.

oO Mariana Oo said...

I saw it and it kinda look good but I wasn´t sure about it...Maybe I´ll read it some time. Nice Review!

Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

I'm going to be reading this one... when I have time!

Patty said...

Honest and nice review. I liked this one a lot, not LOVED but really liked. I liked it most times, sometimes it fell flat.

NerdyBookLover said...

Nice review. (:
I've had the book for quite some time now, and still can't seem to get into it.

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