Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Ordinary Angels by India Drummond

Ordinary Angels by India Drummond

Publisher: Lyrical Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



An angel is about to fall…

Although most of Zoe Pendergraft's friends are dead, that means nothing to her. After all, they died long before she meet them. What does matter is the angel who took her dancing and turned her world upside down.

But grim reality intrudes when she finds a body, and the Higher Angels accuse her of the murder.

Knowing she's the only one who can stand against the Higher Angels, Zoe uses any means necessary to save her friend…all the while, wondering if the tempestuous love she's feeling is real.

The blood on her hands forces Zoe to question herself, and her angel to question her.

Contains strong language and supernatural sizzle

Denise's Review

Ms. Drummond has woven an interesting tale of various mythologies with some interesting twists that make ORDINARY ANGELS a fascinating read from start to finish. Zoe Pendergrafft has a variety of friends, but only one or two of them have a pulse. With the ability to see and commune with the dead, she has resigned herself to the reality that her life will always be a little less than normal. When she meets Alexander, who is posing as the mail carrier, she senses immediately something’s off about him. Granted, her first conclusion likely wasn’t “angel,” but Zoe doesn’t react to the news like you might expect. After all, this isn’t her first rodeo.

Overall, I really enjoyed this ORDINARY ANGELS and how not everything is clearly good or bad. When we meet Alexander, he’s in trouble for rescuing a man marked for death, and explains how that man’s death was to instigate a series of events that will now never come to be. It provided an interesting outlook on the butterfly effect and beliefs concerning predestination.

Regrettably, I didn’t find Zoe all that interesting. Even with her ability to see and speak with the dead, I expected a larger response at the prospect of encountering an angel. She seemed to take everything in stride. Granted, my opinion of Zoe improved the further the author drew me into the world, and by the end I liked her well enough to root for her.

Be that as it may, fans of those paranormal romances that tackle angels and demons won’t be disappointed. And for whatever problems I had with the book, the writing is strong enough to tempt me into seeing what other works Ms. Drummond has on the horizon, and even pick up the next book in the series.

3 ½ Tea Cups!

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