Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Blog Tour: Until Next Time Review




Title: Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles #1)
Author: Amy Lignor
Publication date: February 1, 2012
Published By: Tribute Books

Summary
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul? 

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache. 

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans. 

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.

My Thoughts
Until Next Time is told in a way that's pretty confusing at first. The Prologue and Epilogue are told first person by Emily, it's essentially the very beginning of everything and the very end. Then the story is told third person, with the book being divided by two places. Matt and Emily the Angels,when they are in heaven. And Liz and Daniel the humans on earth. This drove me a little crazy, it was hard to find my bearings and I lost my curiosity. But, if you keep reading the story actually gets really good. A heartwarming mix of friendship, romance and loyalty.
Once I got into the book I loved the characters. All very unique with very human flaws and interesting quirks. I especially like Faith and Charles, their flirty banter kept me smiling and Liz and Jason, both stubborn and honest keeping me serious.
The Angel lore was an intriguing  mix of traditional and original. You could follow along on certain points and be totally surprised on others. This story isn't all Angels though, if you set aside the moments Matt and Emily go home, your left with a story of a group of friends just trying to make it in the world and hold true to their beliefs and each other.  The cool thing about the series is every book is going to be about different characters that the souls of Emily and Matt live in, so you'll get something new and exciting every time.
Overall it's a great story. If you're into Angel books or romance you should definitely check it out. Aside from the first third of the book throwing me for a loop I ended up really enjoying it. 4 out of 5.


Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles, #1)

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7 comments:

  1. I have this on my shelf waiting to be read! a good angel story is hard to comeby but this one sounds so intriguing. thanks for the awesome review x

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  2. My deaaaaaaaaaaaar! amazing review! this is so my kind of book! angels and romance? Im IN! I hope to get to this one around the summer =D

    happy reading my dear! ^.^

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  3. Lovely review Tristan :) I reviewed this early and really enjoyed it. I will admit it took me time to get comfortable with the writing and understand the back and forth, but after that it was amazing.

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  4. Wow! That cover is lovely. The story doesn't sound bad either. ;)

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  5. I cannot WAIT TO start this one chick!!! Awesome review!!!

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  6. Thank you so much for having the angel/warrior team on your site, and for the great review. I am so happy you enjoyed it and now that everyone has been introduced, background-wise, Book II can delve straight into things and hopefully allow you the chance to like the whole thing :) Again I am really honored to be here! Have a great weekend!

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  7. Tristan, thanks so much for mentioning how the story revolves around four friends just trying to make it in the world and who are always there for each other. I loved that part of the novel too.

    Thanks for all of the lovely comments, and for introducing your blog readers to "The Angel Chronicles." We appreciate it.

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I appreciate everyone's comments, I read them all. So keep 'em comin ;)