Showing posts with label Angel book review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Angel book review. Show all posts

September 7, 2012

The Vagrant by Bryan Hall

The Vagrant is a supernatural fiction story about Creighton “Crate” Northgate. Crate can see the spirits of those who have passed and helps people who are being tormented by them.

He comes across a homeless man outside of a gas station. Next to the man, is a well-dressed man. Crate finds out that the well-dressed man is a spirit haunting Ed, the homeless man.

The Vagrant was an. . .interesting read. It was a short story, only 26 pages. I felt like it could have been more developed and made into a novel. I feel like that would have done the story more justice. The story itself was very intriguing. I feel like it was rushed to make it into a short story rather than make it into a full novel.

I have to say I give it 3.5/5 stars. If it were a bit longer, there could have been some more backstory for the main character as well as some more action in it.

Amery House by Samantha J Moore

This story is set back in the Great Depression. It is about a lady named Nadine who first started out as a burlesque dancer in New York. Once the stocks began to crash, her life was turned upside down. She made a choice that changed her life, and she will forever be haunted by her past.

Once she left New York, she made her way down to the city of New Orleans where she takes up selling herself just to get by. The Big Guy decides to move all of his ladies into a large house so he can keep an eye on him. This is where the title comes from – Amery House.

“The trick was not to fall in love, not to let it get a hold of you. If you did, death was sure to come creeping around.”

This story gives the reader an interesting look into how the country was affected during the Depression. It isn’t a happy story by any means, but the ending did leave me smiling. It also gives you an insight into the lives of women who have to sell themselves for a living, because they have no other choice. Like the book says, they aren’t monsters. They do what is necessary. Samantha did a very nice job with the writing.

It’s an easy read, and is also pretty short. It is a story you should grab on a nice Sunday morning with a cup of coffee and just read it all the way through. It doesn’t take very long, but it will keep your interest from the first page all the way to the end. I would recommend this more to the ladies, but I am sure men will find it interesting as well.

All in all, it was a nice read and very well written.

So from me, it will get 5/5 stars!

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.

3/5 Stars for me only for the slow beginning.

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