on March 4th, 2010
Source: From the Author
Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.Buy the book on Amazon • Buy the book at Barnes & Noble •
But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.
This story gives a new perspective on the idea of angels and the after life. It portrays angels as judgmental creatures that decide the fate of someone in the after life by voting based on the things they’ve done while living. They aren’t as kind and forgiving as the world thinks they are.
I liked the idea of Jessica’s flashbacks, but I felt that at times they didn’t add anything to the story. I’m glad that she met with her dad and hopefully she will see him, and the rest of the family, again.
The relationship between Alex and Jessica, I felt, lacked a foundation; it just happened. I did think that Alex was very courageous in giving himself up to save Jessica. I thought their relationship was cute, but I feel like there was something missing that would have made it even better.
I felt that Emily, Jessica’s friend, was almost an unnecessary character. She helped Jessica a little bit with her dreams, but I don’t think her presence added much to the story. It was nice to see Jessica have someone else to talk to though.
The story was sometimes repetitive, but it did have its surprises. The end was a little rushed, but overall, I did like the story. It was something new and it was fun to read. I look forward to reading the next book to see what happens.
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