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Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

Friday, November 27, 2009
A love beyond life...a danger beyond doubt.

In a romantic and suspenseful collection of the New York Times bestselling trilogy, love's unbreakable bonds are put to the test. When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels.

But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel - his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she's in terrible danger.

Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her. But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he's finally reached her again?

Kissed by an Angel, begins with somewhat with a prologue involving a tragic event. The readers are then introduced to the story of Tristan's, the star swimmer of the school and Ivy's blossoming love story. I really love how the author developed their love story, the many sweet and romantic moments and how their love came to be. The book was written in first person which means there could be little explained about feelings of each individual character but I really felt the connection between Ivy and Tristan and could imagine their feelings.

A large number of characters are introduced and each one of them are memorable. Even Ivy's cat Ella had personality! It's great that relationships were built among the many characters in Kissed by an Angel unlike books where the main character usually has one or two best friends and the story only focuses on the main two characters with the others usually there just to move the story along.

The author also created an interesting premise of guardian angels. Tristan meets Lacey Lovitt, also an angel, and his angel 'powers' were gained and learned and not just 'obtained'. We go through the trials of his learning and his frustration at not being able to reach Ivy and tell her she is in danger.

The book was really suspenseful regarding Tristan's death as being not just an accident. The many characters also meant a few suspects which kept me guessing at who the culprit was. The murderer was very well disguised, in the murderer's scenes, you don't know whether this person is playing around, showing true feelings or trying to strike.

The ending was bittersweet but fit nicely. A really enjoyable book (it made the half hour stay at the train station fly by, when usually I'd be painfully watching the time)



Cherry said...

Came over from Cym Lowell's Book Review Blog Party.

This book was on sale on Tesco last month but did not buy it!!! By the sound of your review, I should have!! *sigh*

By the way, the cover looks different to the one I saw on the shelf. A different UK cover? The one I saw on the shelf looked very similar to the Evermore cover.

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