Clara has discovered she is part angel after constantly seeing visions of a burning forest and a boy she apparently has to save. Her mother explains that this is Clara’s purpose and they pick up their lives from California, much to the chagrin of her younger brother, and move to Wyoming – a location that she has deduced from her vision upon seeing a truck’s license plate. Clara tries to assimilate into her new school with not much success. She meets Christian, the boy from her vision, and is immediately drawn to him. However, when everyone is away for the summer, Clara begrudgingly hangs out with Tucker, the twin brother of one of her few new friends. Clara’s faced with who she’s starting to grow to like or the one that’s she’s apparently destined to be with and save.
Okay, so in all honesty, I was very skeptical about this book. Even the premise, as I was writing it, sounds like something I’d typically pass over and roll my eyes at. I’m not generally a fan of YA “angel” books and wasn’t sure how I’d like it. I have heard great things which piqued my curiosity so I thought I’d give it a try. Sure, there are school dramas, family dramas, boy dramas, & love triangle-type dramas but it was pretty entertaining. The slow courtship was well played out and for all the somewhat cliché moments there were some great curve balls and reveals that were thrown in there that I didn’t see coming.
I thought it was a bit excessive at times with so much description on the hotness of the guys, and chuckled that for a girl who’s supposed to save someone, she sure needed a lot of saving. But that being said, I really enjoyed the mythology of the angels that was developed. How there are full, half & quarter angels, good & bad ones and they all have different types of purposes from messenger to savior. I can see where some of it may lose some readers and given what I’ve had to say about the book so far it may seem like I really didn’t like it but that wasn’t the case at all. I thought it would take me a while to get through the 400+ pages but I flew through this book in 2 days. The writing felt really easy to read and the story just flowed so well. I just couldn’t put it down. I’m definitely curious to see where the second one leads, and whether my suspicions of some characters play out.