Review: Until Next Time: The Angel Chronicles, Book 1 by Amy Lignor

Until Next Time (The Angel Chronicles #1) by Amy Lignor
ebook, 255 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Tribute Books
Source: eArc provided in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis from Goodreads:

How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.

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I had no idea what to expect when I decided to read this book. I don't have too much experience with books about angels. Amy's wonderful writing brought to life a very imaginative Heaven. (I really enjoyed the Archangels in Heaven.) Overall the plot was pretty good. It did occasionally feel preachy and too religious for me. I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem for someone who is more religious than I am.

I was confused several times during this book. Okay, a lot of the time I was confused. There were a lot of back and forth between Heaven and Earth and I had a hard time keeping the story straight. That's why this review is so hard to write. I kept forgetting that Emily was Liz and that Matt was Daniel.

Sadly, I did not feel any real connection to any of the characters. I don't know what it was that kept me from being completely invested in the storyline. The characters had depth, but sometimes their actions were not what I expected. I did enjoy Liz and Faith's friendship, and I would have loved to know Matt better. Maybe we will get Matt's side of things as the series continues.

Until Next Time is not a perfect read, but it certainly is a memorable one. If you are interested in reading a totally different approach to angels, this book should interest you. And while I am slightly confused by this book and it's ending, I am looking forward to the next book and finding out what happens to Emily and Matt.

My Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

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  1. Thank you for reading the angel/warrior team, I truly appreciate you having them on your wonderful site. I'm glad the book proved to be memorable and I can't wait for you to see Number II. I did try to be extremely different from all the 'rest' out there! And Number II will delve far deeper into the subject to give you more in-depth info that should have you enjoying Book II even more ! Thank you again!

  2. Sandra, I'm glad you enjoyed Amy's depiction of heaven. I'm glad that for you - "Until Next Time" was a memorable read :)


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