Thursday, April 4, 2013
~TAKING ANGELS by CS Yelle Review and Blog Tour~
Synopsis: Britt Anderson went along with everything the doctors said for nearly four years, but she was still dying at eighteen. The cancer had won leaving her without a future, without any options, and without control. No control, except for how she would leave this world. As Britt tries to end her life by going into the frigid waters she realizes her mistake. She struggles to get back to shore, to cry out for help, but her atrophied muscles are useless and the frigid water steals the breath from her chemo-scarred lungs. Despite her father’s attempts to reach her, she flies over the waterfall. When Allister Parks finds Britt’s fragile body on the riverbank something calls out to him. Ignoring the warnings of his sister, Allister brings Britt back from the edge of death. The only problem is that an Eternal like Allister isn’t allowed to touch those who have already passed from this world. It is forbidden; an infraction punishable by death. As Britt relishes her new cancer-free life and senior year of high school, her very existence threatens Allister’s place in this world. Allister struggles to keep Britt a secret from the Eternal Council and out of the hands of the only Eternal who already knows the truth: the one who stole her guardian angel.
Oh my goodness, TAKING ANGELS will take you on an emotional ride! It blew my mind with all the twist and turns. Every time you think you know it all or how things are going turn out, BAM! Something new and unexpected happens. It was mind blowing! Be prepared for what you think about Angels and Immortals to be taken to a whole new level. I have to commend the author for originality, though many books these days have Angels or Immortals I have not seen it done quite this way. Britt is dying from cancer and is tired of the pain. She just wants to give up the fight to live so she can finally be at peace. However, life has other plans for her. She is touched by what she calls an angel. But “her angel” has done a forbidden thing when he touched her. He broke the law that says you are not to touch someone who is already dead. The consequences of this action may prove to be more agonizing to Britt than her endless fight with cancer. Britt’s cancer is miraculously gone. She gets to spend her Senior Year at the local High School with her three best friends. But things aren’t exactly peachy king keen. Britt is having nightmares about local murders. She must find out why and to stop it and she thinks the two new teens to the town hold all the answers. Allister and Angelina Parks may very well be the “angels” Britt say on the river bank that day but they aren’t exactly angels. They are Eternals and for an Eternal to touch a person after they are dead is a crime punishable by death. So they must do everything in their power to keep the Council from finding out about Britt. But the more Britt pushes for answers, the more everyone becomes more in danger. As they fight for their life and the lives of their loved ones, things just seem to go from bad to worse. Can Britt find a way to keep her parents, friends, and town safe while also finding a way to save Allister from the Council?
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