A Shimmer of Angels
Author: Lisa M. Basso
Series: Angel Sight #1
Publication Information: January 29th, 2013 by Month9Books, LLC | Edition: Paperback
Categories: Young adult, Paranormal, Angels, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Life Struggles
Pre-Release Goodreads Rating (As of October 2012): 4.56/5.00
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What the Back of the Book Says: Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can’t admit to seeing?
Psychiatry, fantasy and real life come together in A Shimmer of Angels, as a young girl struggles with identity, secrets, and confronting her greatest fears. A Shimmer of Angels is for anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, or perhaps has felt like giving up entirely. It touches on themes of suicide, ostracism and emotional pain. The author, personally exposed to suicide through the death of a beloved family member, will donate a percentage of sales of this novel to a suicide prevention and outreach program in San Francisco, California.
My Thoughts: I never get sick of Angel stories, and this one seems very different from the others I’ve read. It seems that it has a very personal touch from the author, and that it is going to deal with some pretty heavy content. Also, it looks like a percentage of sales from the novel is going to be donated to a suicide prevention and outreach program in San Francisco, CA. For that reason alone I would willingly dish out the cash for the book because I think it’s important that we help out programs like this – even if it’s not something we’ve personally needed/used or ever will because life can change in the blink of an eye. Therefore, I will not just read but I will also purchase this title!
Do you love Angel themed books? What’s your favorite so far? Does A Shimmer of Angels seem like one you’ll read? Why or why not?