Paradox: The Angels Are Here
by Patti Roberts
Received for Review
Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Release Date: October 18,2010
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.75
Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:
Long ago, in an almost forgotten Realm, a race of fallen Angles called the Grigori clash with a ruling house of Angels Called the Bulguardi. Their battle changed events in the Ancient World and the New World forever. A Realm where a year can last centuries and an Ancient magical people still rule, even the immortals face danger. Rising up from their imprisonment underground on Altair, evil has returned and the Grigori are on a destructive path of revenge. When their preferred food source becomes scarce, Earth, a world teaming with humans, becomes their target.
Trapped in the middle between the old world and the new, a little girl cursed with horrific visions from the past. From an Ancient world to the new world on Earth, this is a tale of myth and legend, mayhem and magic, birth and death. A tale of families torn apart, souls searching for lost loves, and evil is walking out of the shadows. You can run, but you cannot run forever.
Over the centuries, from the time before time, the Grigori were called many things. In Greece, they called them, Vrykolakas. In Romania, Strigoi. In earlier times, there were others. Other blood-sucking demons, that preyed on the innocent. In ancient Babylonia, it was Lilitu and her sistren, who instilled fear among the Babylonians. In the new world, they would go by another name. Vampire.
A world that defies logic and reason. A world that may very well be true: Paradox – The Angels Are Here.
My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Disclaimers: I received a electronic version of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: I went into this book not knowing what to expect. I had heard some good things about this series, but other than that I didn't know much.
This story left me thoroughly intrigued. I was expecting this novel to be similar to all the other paranormal novels I've read. I expected to read this and think to myself have I already read this?
Instead, I was blown away by Patti's creativity. This novel was unlike anything I've ever read. Patti created at world that drew me in from the beginning. I did find myself struggling to keep track of exactly what was going on sometimes. However, on the whole, this novel was brilliantly crafted and so original that I had to love it.
Patti also did an incredible job with character development. Patti didn't create stock characters, but instead created characters who intrigued me from the very beginning.
I'm very excited to see what Patti does with the sequel. She had created a compelling world that definitely has me asking a lot of questions. I can't wait to see what she does with the sequel.
Even if you don't like paranormal novels, check this one out. It's so different from anything I've read and that makes this worth reading.
In Summary: Unlike anything I've ever read. A brilliant novel that is bound to grab your attention.
Warnings/Side-notes: Vague sexual references and scenes. Overall, this novel is fairly clean though.
The Wrap-up: There were some technical issues with this novel, but on the whole I enjoyed it. A great read that is worth reading. Check this one out.