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