I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. --Groucho Marx

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Breath of Angel Review


Breath of Angel

Karyn Hanley
Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher by WaterBrook Press
ISBN: 978-0-30773-012-1
June 21 2011
Overall Rating: 4/5 stars 
  
The story is about a sixteen-year-old priestess named Melaia, who loves her life as the one day High Priestess of the temple.  But one day she witnesses a murder in the temple courtyard and find that the victim is an angel, and his murderer is a man who can shift between the form of human and a hawk. Soon after Melaia is sucked into a war between angels, two immortal brothers one of whom is the murder of the angel and the man who stole immortality and destroyed the Wisdom Tree and the stairway to heaven. He soon learns that the two brothers if not stopped will destroy the rest of the world with their fighting. In this journey Melaia’s beliefs are put to the test and proved wrong, she finds there are angels, immortals, and other beings only thought of in stories. Melaia soon discovers things about herself that she’s never known and things about life and the world that she never thought possibly.

I’ll admit that I was intrigued from the very beginning. It was a really good book and an even better start to a series. The world was different from one that I’ve read before, Ms. Hanley created another world and made it her own instead of simply writing in the past. The angels in here were different than the kinds of angels I’m used to in other stories and I appreciate that, I love to see how different author takes things and put their own spin on it. There was even a little romance in the book, there could have been more but there will be another book so who knows what we’ll see in the future. All in all it was a good book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to sit back and enjoy good books.  

To learn more about Karyn Henley or her books visit her website

{Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review}

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