AUTHOR: Olga Gibbs
DATE RELEASE: February 20, 2018
SERIES: Book 1 of Celestial Creatures
SYNOPSIS (FROM GOODREADS):
Life is tough for Ariel. A childhood, filled with domestic violence, neglect, abuse and the reccurring nightmare that plagues her every night, for as long as she remembers, questioning her sanity, and a secret, which she doesn’t want anyone to know and is so desperately to forget herself.
Now she’s locked away in a rural town in a Northern England, with her life as dull as the town itself.
But when three new students appear in a sleepy town’s school, Ariel doesn’t suspect that her life is about to change forever, as she is drawn into an ancient celestial conflict, that is bigger than her, and which she needs to survive to remain herself.
But would you chose to protect humanity that broke you or would you take revenge?
It’s a story of a survivor, who’s refusing to be a victim and is prepared to fight until the end.
This book is a magical story of a strong heroine, finding yourself and love. This book is a young adult fantasy adventure with a strong protagonist at its centre and will guarantee to thrill fans of Hunger Games, Divergent and Philip Pullman.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (FROM GOODREADS):
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She lives with her husband, their two daughters.
She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest colunmist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.
She is currently writing a second book in the "Celestial creatures" series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book.
**For more updates about her books, you may check out her website by clicking here.
**The author has reached out and had requested me to do a honest book review. Thank you very much Ms. Gibbs for providing me an electronic copy! This is a non-spoiler review.**
Do believe in angels and demons? How will you react if one of your friends is an angel sent to save you? This is a story of a girl named Ariel, who has been through a lot. She does not want attention and rarely have friends. Not until three new students arrived and since then, they had turn her world upside down.
I have always been fascinated with stories about angels or any other Celestial beings interacting with humans. I even remember owning two sets of series - both about falling angels, falling in love with a human teenage girl(s). I was super excited when I start reading chapter 1, but as I continue, I got confused with the story.
It was not clear about Ariel's background story. It did not explain where she lives and her current situation. The story had already jumped into where she met her 3 schoolmates/classmates who just transferred somewhere. There are little interaction which at first I found it mysterious (which I like). But as I reached the climax of the story, I kept on searching about these 3 new students. The meeting with Ariel is brief and again, the author had quickly jumped into the action scene.
Towards the conclusion, the story became interesting. I was a bit disappointed because I felt that it was all rushed. There are so much that had yet to happen and as a reader, I was left hanging. I like the story but it needs more work. I mean there is a potential since it has been years since readers encounter this kind of novel.
RATING: 3.75 out of 5 stars
My (small) issue is that it is only 170+ pages. I have not encounter a 1st book in a series that is so short. The story is interesting, again it only needs more work. I'm already invested to Rafe so yes, I'm looking forward to the next book.
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