Author: Georgeann Swiger
Category/Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal Fantasy Romance
When seventeen-year-old Anya finds out she’s actually an angel being trained to protect humanity, she discovers that becoming an angel has nothing to do with wings and halos. For Anya, becoming an angel has to do with death—her death.
Micah, the angelic soldier ordered to protect her until she transitions from human to angel, promises her death will be a glorious experience as long as she follows his rules. But getting Anya through this life and to the next isn’t as simple as Micah expects. His job becomes even more difficult after he unwittingly performs a miracle that exposes Anya’s hidden angelic light.
With her secret out, Hell’s legions begin targeting her. Unfortunately, Hell’s minions are the least of Micah’s worries. He’s more concerned about the forbidden human emotions he’s developed toward Anya. Even more troubling, is she seems to love him too. And giving in to those feelings, could mean dire consequences for them both.
**I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**
My star rating: 5/5
Color me totally impressed with this one, folks. This was one of those stories that grip you from page one and keep you on the line until you're finished. The storyline flows in a way that is believable to the point where you almost forget it's fantasy...I've never read a book in this genre more realistic than this one. Anya is age-appropriate, a little bratty at first but not so much that it turns you off. She's a teen—she thinks like a teen, and acts like a teen. Very cool. And what I like best about her is that unlike many YA romances, her romantic interest in Micah doesn't make her so weak at the knees that she flourishes in his every move. She maintains her individualism and attitude. While we're on the subject of Micah: I can completely understand why Anya would fall for him. It's a curse us gals have—we fall for the guy who takes care of us the best. But for me as the reader, I couldn't really get into him. He was too cold and stoic, without redeeming himself enough at the end to make me swoon.
About The Author
Georgeann Swiger earned her degree in journalism from West Virginia University, and then spent five years as an anchor/reporter at WBOY-TV in Clarksburg, WV. After having children, she left television news to be a stay at home mom. During that time, she discovered creative writing was more fun than writing about real life tragedy. Imagining interesting character and having them come to life on the page is now her passion. When she’s not writing, she works as a substitute teacher. She lives in Reedsville, West Virginia with her husband, two kids, a beagle dog and a temperamental cat who tries to rule the house.