Friday, November 5, 2010
Sinful by Saraa Dailey and Staci Weber
Published by: Mundania Press
Genres: Angels, Chick-Lit, Romance, and Ya
After the death of her mother, seventeen year old Elizabeth Carrington is starting over. In a new city, at a new school, with a dad she hardly knows, it isn’t going to be easy. Trying desperately to find her way and cope with her unceasing grief, she finds herself surrounded by a force so compelling, so comforting, so captivating that she can’t deny its presence and soon fears that if it were to leave her, she might lose her very self. But is it all really happening or has her wavering sanity finally found its breaking point?
Michael’s role in this world has been the same for centuries, but now something is different. He is inexplicably drawn to an intriguing stranger so alluring that he can’t force himself to resist her. Is he willing to risk everything to be with her, even falling?
A dark force, hell bent on destroying any chance of happiness for his arch nemesis Michael, is lurking in League City, TX, and there is no limit to his need for vengeance. How far will he go to seek revenge for his sworn enemy’s betrayal?
Caught in a clash of good versus evil, Elizabeth soon finds herself in the crosshairs of a battle that has been brewing since long before she was even born.
First thank you so much to both Sara Dailey and Staci Weber for letting me review this book, I'm really glad that they let me!
This book left me thinking, "Wow! Not what I expected but still good!". First off, I love the concept of this book, angels. I am on a angel high right now, if there's a book that has angels in, it is more than likely that I will be reading it as soon as possible. So, of course I loved that aspect of it! This book is a very fast paced and right to the point read with characters that I really liked and are very realistic. The characters were actual people that you will see in high school. Finally! No 30 year old high school characters, I am so tired of those characters. They are not very realistic, these characters are, I could actually name names about who these characters represent. I really liked that Elizabeth could stick up for herself and wasn't someone who needed others to lean on. I liked that Michael is different from all the bad-boy characters that have graced the pages of so many YA books, don't get me wrong, I love the bad-boy characters but it was a nice change. Michael is very sweet and sensitive, not in a bad whiney/easily offended way but in a way that he was aware of Elizabeth and wanted what was best for her. It was very refreshing. I liked them both but I wasn't too keen on was how quickly they fell in love; it was almost instantly which didn't feel real to me. Although if there was some hot angel following me around I'd fall into his arms too! Overall they were very real and refreshing characters.
This is a very fast paced quick read, no little scenes that just took up pages and ink. Sometimes I wanted a little more description, but most of the time it was a perfect balance for me. The plot was cliché at times but it was still very good and kept me with my light on reading late at night, when I really should have turned it off for my own healthy energy benefit. Overall it was a fast paced book with great characters. I would definitely recommend picking this book up. I can't wait for the next book!