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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Book Review: Shannon Dittemore's Angel Eyes

  Brielle returns home to live with her dad after the loss of her best friend, Allie. After returning home Brielle discovers a mess of things including her father's lack of faith after the losses he has suffered, and she also finds what she believes is an enemy in Marco, Allie's old boyfriend. Along with these things there is also a mysterious new boy who has moved into the neighborhood named, Jake. Brielle is drawn to the mystery of him, and the world he has brought with him.

So before reading this book I heard a thousand comparisons to Twilight, and I have to say it is a lot like Twilight! It's like the author took the story, and involved different supernatural elements, and added some other narrative perspectives, but for the most part you're getting the same story.

 This girl lives in almost the exact same location of Bella in Twilight, giving it that same vibe. Also, the Brielle's dad reminds me a lot of Bella's dad. I don't think the use of the word "kiddo" is just exclusive to the northwest of the U.S. is it?  We also have the very obvious shortening of her name from Gabrielle to Brielle. Just as we have Isabella to Bella.

  Besides these things the book is at least interesting. We have the suspense surrounding Marco, that was by far the most intriguing part of the story. I also was interested in what is was that made Jake so mysterious, but as I said earlier I thought even the author alluded to the obvious Twilight similarities. She would say things that the character, Brielle, would observe like how he wasn't a werewolf, or didn't have fangs, and you wanted to ask the author why the character would even be considering these things in a world where they didn't exist? Bella never did until she found out that Edward was a vampire.

  I think the novel could have used a bit more individuality. If you're into the supernatural, or you're such a huge fan of Twilight you wouldn't mind reading something similar like this novel. The only problem is that it loses a lot of the magic that Stephanie Meyer was able to create, whether you agree or not. You can check the novel out at Amazon.

Rating 4 of 5.

This book was provided by Booksneeze in exchange for a review. 

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