Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Until Next Time by Amy Lignor (Review)

Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1
Synopsis:
How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.


My thoughts:
First let me say that I like angel books. This one struck me as different because it was angels going to earth and living out the lives of souls who died before their time. This is almost like an experiment so the angels can figure out what humans are doing wrong on earth, why they are losing their way. I loved that concept.

The story flips between Emily and Matt with the other angels and also in their roles as Liz and Daniel. The back and forth was really great because it let you see how the angels were monitoring the humans and learning from them. And Emily has a lot to learn. In fact, the angels are having her read from a book and relive her experiences as a human. The way it's done makes you feel like you are right there with her.

I'm looking forward to the next adventure Emily goes on.

Just for fun:
Emily and Matt are partners, destined to be together in every life they live whether on earth or in heaven. How would you feel if you were partnered with someone like this?

34 comments:

  1. If I got to be with my sweetie, I wouldn't mind at all. :)

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  2. Interesting premise. The crackling body of the girl on the cover is a bit disturbing, but maybe that's not a bad thing if it draws people's attention, you know?

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  3. I'm with Jessie. So long as The Professor was the one I was paired with it would be all good. But what if you hated your partner. :(

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    1. Yeah, being paired with someone you didn't like would be very bad.

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  4. As long as it's my hubby, I don't mind. Sounds like a fun book

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  5. I'm not much into Angel books, simply because angels are pure spirits. They are entirely different from humans. They don't have human emotions. They have an entirely different kind of love. So I can't like angels from heaven coming down to be like a human. It doesn't really happen. If it was an angel coming down to be a guardian, but never experiencing human emotions, I wouldn't mind that. It happened, especially in the Old Testament. But angels coming down from heaven, and suddenly acting human? Nah, I don't like it. But, the review was excellent. If I WAS an angel story reader, I'd totally check out this book. :)

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    1. Not every book is for ever reader, right? Nothing wrong with that.

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  6. I don't read much about angels, but I can tell you I'd go for the owner of my soul than the stealer of my heart. :D

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  7. Kelly, I'm so glad you enjoyed Amy's book. Thanks for the wonderful review. We truly appreciate your support in helping to spread the word :)

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    1. Any time. I love spreading the word about great books. :)

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  8. This wouldn't be my kind of thing usually, but this one looks well worth looking at.

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  9. I'm not certain we don't come back and hook up and encounter with people we knew in a previous life. It sure feels like that once and a while. Haven't you met someone out of the blue but it feels like you've known them forever.. or at least once before? As for your question, so long as there was chemistry I don't think that I'd complain.

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    1. Brenda, I think you and I shared several glasses of wine in our past lives. ;)

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  10. Kelly, this IS an interesting concept: angels living out the souls of people who died before their time so they could figure out what the humans were doing wrong. (Hope I read that correctly.) Thanks for sharing this review!

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    1. You're welcome. It is an interesting concept.

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  11. This sounds like a book I'd really enjoy. As far as your question about being destined to live with the same person forever no matter what world you were in... hmmm, I think I'd need a break!

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  12. You've been reviewing the coolest books. I haven't read too many angels books, but this one looks good.

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    1. I've been lucky enough to read some really good books. :)

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  13. This book sounds very interesting. I like the premise! I thought your review was great and it made me curious about the characters. I wouldn't mind being partnered with my husband. :)

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  14. Not quite my genre, but a terrific review, Kelly!

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  15. Interesting story line. I'm not sure I would want to be created for a certain purpose. Talk about a great struggle for the main character though!

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