Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sarah Ross reviews

18 year old Tessa Copeland barely survived the worst year of her life—in fact, it was a miracle. After making it through the tragedy that killed both of her parents, she’s left to pick up the pieces of her life. Combating the holes in her memory and the concern of her friends was hard enough, but a new talent threatens to destroy everything she’s trying to reclaim. 
David Allegri didn’t mean to ruin Tessa’s life. She was the brightest soul he’d seen in centuries and he couldn’t let her die, so the fallen angel used his abilities to heal her—only he took it too far and changed Tessa forever. Now, he has to figure out a way to explain what’s happening to Tessa and somehow protect both of them from the consequences.


Our thoughts:After the accident, Tessa's life was turned upside down. Due to the coma she missed almost 18 months of her life. Her brain had several lapses....only pieces of her last 18 years could be easily
recalled by her. Most importantly the accident left her a freak in her own mind. Then one day David shows up in her porch swing. He tells her that he is a fallen angel and she is not a freak, but now an immortal.
David and Tessa get themselves in so much trouble together. This book is one adventure after another but it works, because it all relates back to the central theme of the story. I do like how David cared enough to reach out and go get Tessa. All of us girls love a man who will fight for us.
I had a real annoyance with the Nico character....I really despised him with all his sneaky ways, but hey that is the mark of a great author giving us characters we love as well as ones we love to hate. I understand the way Tessa sorta fell so hard so fast for David feeling so out of control of her life for so long due to the accident, but I do wish in their relationship I could see a little more spunk like she had in the beginning. It is a good solid read and the first book in this lovely authors new series. definitely worth the time to read......oh, by the way be prepared for a huge, like massive cliffhanger.......happy reading!!!!! 4 stars


Wow! Sarah Ross can write! This was another awesome story!!

Tessa has lost her parents and was on her own death bed. The man that saved her sat by her side every day to see if he could help her get better.
He helped her a little too much. He turned her into an Angel. He disappeared when he realized what he had done.
Afraid of the consequences he decided to come back and watch her to see if maybe he didn't go beyond what was necessary. He did. Now only to explain to Tessa so she wouldn't freak out about her new life. 
What will happen to her? What will become of David? There is so much that happens in this short story. I fully recommend this to everyone! Trust me, you will be taken on a different angel spin. 5 stars


Lucy Donovan was supposed to have a weekend of fun in the sun, celebrating her upcoming graduation from college. In a split second, everything changed. A drunk driver ended Lucy’s mortal life.

Lucy opens her eyes to a world she never imagined possible and a new destiny: as a Patronus, a guardian of spirits. Adjusting to her new role and abilities while negotiating this confusing realm will test her limits and push her further than she ever dreamed she would go. From wayward spirits who don’t want her help to soul stealing vampires, and even a stuck-up British royal, Lucy must brave them all to save one spirit she can’t bear to lose.

Further complicating her life is an inexplicable yet growing connection she feels to a member of her team, Max, whose mysterious behavior leaves her both confused and intrigued.

Waking up dead was just the beginning of her problems. Lucy’s death is about to become the greatest adventure of her life.


Our thoughts:

Lucy was on her last vacation from college life when a drunk driver took all of that away. Lucy awakened as part of the Patronus world. A group of strong souls that have earned the right to go fight for souls and protect them from other things that lurk in the shadows. Training is grueling to prepare for her assignments. Luckily she has been taken in by some great friends and one super dreamy hunk named Max. Only thing is the closed age gets to Max , the more she feels him pulling away.......and no one will tell her why ! For the moment Lucy must put all this aside because her first mission has arrived.....and it is her baby sister. Different type of guardian angel /spirit guide story. I liked the references to people from the past. Who wouldn't want to meet Amelia or Queen Elizabeth I. The story is also full of action. I would have loved to see Lucy trying to make these historical characters and and ever herself a little more hip to this century for kicks. Overall a great read and well worth your time. Also grammar is on point, the plot is well paced without being overwhelming. Realistic settings and characters are well developed. Great lead into a new series. 5 stars

This book has so many ups and downs. It flings you from emotion to emotion in a never ending loop. Because of the way this is written, you identify closely with the main character. Unfortunately, I felt a bit swept away with the emotions and not really "getting" the plot in the beginning. You will find a great deal of name dropping and characters from the past with a quick history lesson thrown in. As the ending draws near, it all seems to come together. Very well written and articulate. The blend of fiction and various beliefs was refreshing. 4 stars

Gah! I just finished this one and holy crap! It was an amazing journey! A wonderfully different take on the beings in the in between. Now all my book friends have raved about Ms. Ross unfortunately I was never able to get to it. Then low and behold this opportunity came along! Finally! A chance to read it! YES!!!!! Lucy is on a trip with her best friend. Her last hoorah trip before graduating College. She never got the chance to walk that stage. Her life gets taken away from her. Instead of going beyond, she is chosen to be a Patronus. (so Harry Potter-ish LOL but it makes sense). Lucy wakes up in an junk own room with people she has never met. She sees Max. BAM! Instant attraction, unexplained attraction! Then something is going on with her sister. Lucy needs to help her. How does one help someone that can't see or hear her? In a way that would break the heart of be her guide. To prepare with Amelia, yes THE Amelia and THE Queen Elizabeth, to train, to fight, to attempt to survive this new world she was placed in. 5 stars

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