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August 13, 2012
Angel by Sebastian Michael
Angel is a story about Damion - the most beautiful boy in the world. He could get anything he wanted. He could get anyone he wanted. On paper, his life seemed ideal. Who wouldn’t have people showing them adoration all of the time. But, to Damion, this wasn’t always a blessing, and when it comes to what he wants, the end result may surprise you.
“But beauty is the cruelest gift the gods bestow. With it, you are everything to everyone, even if you are nothing to yourself”
Alright now I have a few things to say, I will state the cons first since the last part of a review is usually what people remember.
The story was really good, but the writing style had it running a bit dry at time. The beginning was very slow; it took me awhile to get through. I can’t pin point the exact reason. It could have been the length of the chapters, or just the writing.
It felt like the ending was written FIRST. This is not a writing style I am opposed to - if it doesn’t make the beginning run slow because the main events have already been written. I see why the first part was as long as it was; the tone was just very… sophisticated… I guess I could say. Nothing wrong with that, but for me it’s hard to read at times.
Now for the reasons you must read this.
As I stated before, the story is great. It points out that beauty is not always a blessing, which I feel the world needs to recognize more.
The last half of the book moved very quickly. There were many exciting events that made reading it seem like a breeze.
THE ENDING. The ending. The ending. Reading the rest of the book was so worth it just to see how it ended up. It really doesn’t disappoint.
The scene at the end with Damion on the roof was extremely haunting. This could have been because I was reading it at 4 am. But imagining him smiling and talking about “them” singing before he jumps; it really left a haunting image in my mind, which I loved!
Damion had to endure a lot of death during his short life. I felt bad for him.
I was glad the story didn’t end on a happy note. There are so many books that would have ended with Benjamin talking him down, and everything would have been alright. This was way more real, and I have to appreciate that. Plus, I like dark story lines.