Review: Angel In The Shadows

Dec •  12 •  2011

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Review: Angel In The ShadowsAngel In The Shadows by Lisa Grace
Series: The Angel # 1
Published by Eloquent Books on November 9, 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Christian/Fantasy
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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The difference between vampires and angels? Angels are real.

Fifteen-year-old Megan Laughlin has a gift--or what seems like a curse at times. Megan sees angels and demons.

Megan knows her destiny is to protect her friends against dark angels who try to sway them into situations that can destroy their lives, their souls, and their eternity.

At school, she recognizes Judas, an über popular boy, as an evil angel hell-bent on destroying her and everyone she loves. As Judas spreads horrible rumors and overdoses two of her classmates at a rave, Megan realizes the enormity of his power. While classmates die, Megan, with the help of an angel, Johnny, and a team of friends will face the fight of their lives as they battle Judas.

Megan thinks God hasn't given her any "special" powers, but discovers she has what she needs as she confronts Judas and his seemingly unconquerable power.

I loved stories of heaven and hell. Good vs. Evil. So when this book came upon my lap, I knew I wanted to read it right away. This book started off slow for me, and it slowly picked up the pace of the book.

What I like most about this book is the plot. I loved reading about the war raging and growing on earth’s plane. Megan has been gifted by God and knows that she must do everything in her power to fight. I loved that Megan didn’t depend on any super powers but merely her faith in God. Megan faith is strong and the hope that she gives the reader raises faith in them as well. One thing I didn’t like is that Megan felt to mature. She is after all a 15 year old.

The plot line of this book is slow and little predictable. I kept waiting for something more to pop up at me. While I enjoyed the angels, faith, and God, this book did grab my attention as I wanted it to.

Overall, this book is a good book. It has great morals in it, lots of faith and truth about a war that is going on even now. If you want a book with real biblical truth, then this book is for you.

I give it 4  BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. kimba88
    Dec 12, 2011

    this looks interesting. I like demons and angels too 🙂

  2. Jenny
    Dec 12, 2011

    I don’t think this one is for me, but I like that Megan doesn’t have any special gifts or anything to help her in the fight except for her faith:) Nice review Savy!

  3. I can see why you enjoyed it but I don’t think I’d like her being too mature. Usually means that they have too much on their plate. Great review!

  4. Midnyte Reader
    Dec 13, 2011

    I like that she has no superpowers…that’s different. And maybe she seemed too mature, but wasn’t Joan of Arc extremely young when she fought the English?

  5. Alison Can Read
    Dec 13, 2011

    I assume this is a Christian book, right? Did it feel preachy. And I love the blurb. The funny thing is that I go to church every week, but I find it easier to believe in vampires than I do angels. Go figure.