Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso

August 3, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews | 3 Comments

Review: A Shimmer of Angels  by Lisa M. BassoA Shimmer of Angels
by Lisa M. Basso
Series: Angel Sight #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: January 29, 2013 by Month9Books
Format: eBook
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4.5 Stars
Source: Chapter By Chapter

Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can’t admit to seeing?

>> Read my review for A Slither of Hope <<


A Shimmer of Angels is about this girl named Rayna who has spent three years locked away at the loony bin for seeing angels. She finally returns home and the first thing she sees are wings. She keeps that a secret so she won’t be sent away again. At school she meets Cam, an angel with white wings; at work, she meets the hot, sexy, Fallen angel, Kade with black wings. Suicides start happening from kids at school, kids that Rayna has classes with. What did they all have in common aside from committing suicide? Drawing an angel with black wings.

I don’t even know where to start. This book was an amazing book! It has what every Young Adult loves to read in books: romance, a good-looking and nice angel, a hot, fallen angel, drama, mystery, suspense. This book takes the word intense to a whole other level. When I first started reading the book, just a few pages in, I knew I was going to like it. It’s a book that takes you through an emotional roller coaster and I actually enjoyed the ride. I have two favorite characters: Kade and Lee. Lee, because he is funny and is the only friend Rayna has that has stuck by her through everything. I really got attached to his character.

Kade is so hot! When he was introduced to the story, I was drawn to him. He is a cocky, collected, alluring, and tempting Fallen angel, but he is not like other Fallen angels and that’s what I like about him. He actually cares for her. Not at the beginning, for when they met he had other intentions. Along the way, he started caring for her and my insides went all mushy. 

The description on the story is on point, the characters are ones that you can get attached to, the story is very interesting and doesn’t disappoint!

About Lisa M. Basso

Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B.

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