A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M Basso (ARC Review)

Release date: 29 January 2013

Publisher: Month9Books

Number of pages: 321

My rating: 2/5 stars

A Shimmer of Angels was probably the most unoriginal book I've read in ages. There are many paranormal books out there. So many that the genre is looking pretty burnt out. ASoA did nothing but burn out the genre even more. It was generally uninteresting, and every character fell flat. Add that to an unoriginal storyline, a lack of common sense, and you have a bland, mess of a book.

A Shimmer of Angels is about angels. Rayna, or main character can see their wings, which are usually invisible to humans. Everyone thinks that she's crazy, and she gets shipped off to a mental facility. She meets Cam, a good angel, and Kade, a bad angel, and discovers that she's the only person in the world who can see both good and bad angel wings (Bad wings are invisible to good angels, and vice versa.)

Blah blah blah, good angel, fallen angel, special main character. Sounds like a million other angel books, right?

The characters were pretty bland, and I'm going to shorten my usual rambling on about characters, and just say that every single character was bland and crappy. None of the stood out, and I didn't connect to any of them. There were no exceptions to this in the book.

The romance was pretty crappy. There isnt really a full on romance, but a bit of crushing, and a few kisses. Obviously, as in many other angel books, she is stuck between the good angel and the bad angel.

However, despite all the book's flaws, I did find it to be mildly entertaining. The idea of a girl being able to see angel wings was fascinating. The ending was pretty great
. I don't know if I'll read the next book just yet, but I'm pretty curious to find out what happens.

And on a side note, look at that cover! Seriously, look!

An ARC was provided by the publisher VIA Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


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