Review – A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa Basso

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Rayna can see angels. Unfortunately, her family and doctors have convinced her that she is crazy. At the age of 16, she has already spent three years in a mental institution where she was drugged and analyzed. Everyone, including Rayna, believes she is in remission so she comes home and starts to attend public school. She even gets a job at a local diner. Then one day she sees a golden pair of wings at school and it all starts to come crashing down.

I was really hoping for an original story but was disappointed to find that it was all so cliche. Tell me if you’ve read these story-lines before:

– Noone believes her gift.
– Female main character falls apart at the drop of a hat.
– Bratty younger sister.
– Geeky best friend.
– Golden boy love interest.
– The powers that be won’t let them be together.
– Enter bad boy love interest.
– Is bad boy really bad?
– Big bad wants MC to join him.
– MC must find strength in herself to save others.

You may be wondering why I gave this 3/5 stars when it probably sounds like I hated it. Here’s the thing- I didn’t hate it. Please forgive me, I couldn’t put it down. Maybe I was just on the mood for a familiar story but I will admit that it sucked me in. So I say that, if you like YA fluff, you should give it a shot!

Thanks to the publisher for providing an e-book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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