This is my first of any sort of paranormal books. I think most of us would find it easier to grasp the concept of angels among us as opposed to the vampire next door. Still interested to see how the second book will be now that the groundwork of the premise has been established.
Read a discussion on 'Paperback Swap Forums' and good to know I wasn't alone in thinking the book bogged down in the middle. Finished it last night. From Chapter 18 on it became a real page-turner.
Couple of questions that I either missed or weren't answered:
Does the Angelus house exist so that others outside of the Celestial Circle can see it? Does it only become visible when the services of a Celestial defender is necessary? (Mrs. Mather's cousin was able to visit).
Like my first question, can those outside the Celestial Circle see Bree's employees? Antonia can obviously see Ron but did Bree's parents actually see any of them? Does that mean Antonia has the power even though she's not blood related? But Bree's parents could see Sasha so was it simply that the others were never in their presence?
There were a lot of questions left unanswered. I realize it's the beginning of a series but not sure a "Good" book leaves so many questions hanging. Since this is my first foray into a "Paranormal" series, maybe this is par for the course with that genre.
What about the painting? Will it continue to haunt Bree or because she now knows about her mother will that end? What did happen to her birth mother? What's up with the Pendergasts? Is that setting up a series long conflict?
And my final question / comment -- how does anyone else feel about quotes used as chapter titles? And that's not just this book. I find myself distracted trying to figure out what in that particular chapter the quote refers to.
Tomi from Vancouver USA (WA)
BLC 20 --Powerful Prism Panthers
You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
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