Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.
But when two men she can't ignore enter her life, everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion that will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.
©2010 Keary Taylor (P)2015 Keary Taylor
This was the first paranormal romance I've read, and I have not been disappointed. I've been a fan of Urban Fantasy for years, and when I was this was on offer and the audiobook so cheap, I decided to give it a chance. The narration is fantastic, in just the style I enjoy. The story itself, though predictable to some extent, was an enjoyable ride. Other than a little bit of a pacing problem in the 1st 1/3 (I just think it would have been good to have all plot lines begin at roughly the same time), the book was well written.
Worth a try! The narrator did a great job. she read with such emotion. In contrast, the story was slow. It did have a nice end, but it drug on too long. There was too much description (never thought I would say something like that) and too much long winded monologues. It had such great potential. However, the story line was an original one and that is why I continued and why I encourage you to give it a try, if not for the sheer originality of it all.
"The Nightmare From Judgement Day"
I loved ....I loved... loved this set of books and only hope Keary Taylor continues to write this Saga.
It's somewhat put me on the mind frame of Twilight Fiction Fan, however with Angels & Demons instead of Vampires.
Jessica is so my type of normal chick with kra-kra troubles .. who ends up meeting the hot sexy buff rich guy, Alex while the hottest Baddest ACE Angel in Hell is chancing after her affections?
This is an awesome must listen to Audible.com favorite ...I first came across this book on my kindle on Amazon and wanted so badly to hear it narrated ....well, I must say...Great Job Anne Silvey....smoothly done 4star performance.... luved ....luved ..luved you! The villain in the story Cole even makes you wana fan yourself ....way to go Keary! keep writing ...I'll keep reading....
An Author DeAnn DeVille Review
"Unique YA story about angels"
Yes - I liked this story. It was a little slow but the story was unique, thought provoking and definitely provided an escape from reality.
The narrator did a fair job with the various characters voices which helped in distinguishing which character was speaking.
Yes and No. It was a little slow at times but other times I was engaged in what was happening. I had an overwhelming need to know what happened, so I sped up the narration to help get through the slower parts of the story more quickly. It seemed to help.
"It was okay"
The narrator was good but it was hard to get into the book for awhile but by the 8th chapter I was able to get into it and it is a good story but I don't think it is remember able
"It's finally over..."
Ok, let's start with the good.
the premise is good. it's so unique and out of the box that I love it. It was the only thing that kept me going. Although the story was loooooooooooooooooong I had to know what was gonna happen in the end. The fact that I couldn't predict the ending is another kudos to the author. (I mean as far as the surprise twist with what's his face)
Then there's the main character...is she really 20? because ALL her actions and desicions seem to contradict her age. it's so annoying and unrealistic . Especially because she's a runaway. Runaways have to grow up faster and be more mature than everyone else simplest because in their situation they can't afford to be naive. This chick...man.
and I'm gonna need the author to look up a synonym for erupted. coz every chapter something is erupting outta this girls chest.
lastly, the reader. oh. my. gosh. She was bad. That sometimey accent she put on cole....Lawd! and I could have done without the crying. just read! leave something to the imagination.
maybe one day I'll get around to the sequel. but sheeesh. I need a little break before that.
"Could be better"
I felt the speaker was trying too hard to pronounce each word to the full degree - so much so, that it was distracting to listen to the story at times because I could only keep hearing the emphasis on slowly saying each word. It didn't seem like it was being read naturally - as if the main character was telling us the story. Also, I felt some of what was said should have been said in the way it was meant. A whisper should have been whispered or at least said much quieter. Still okay. But. Not the best.
"At chapter 12"
Where's the story/engagement/plot? This story is pure rhetoric, I'm bored. What's the point? She can't sleep without nightmares, characters are boring. May not finish this book much less series.
"What could have been..."
Anyone who is looking for a book with very little substance.
Two things tie for first place:
1. The Plot - this could have been a really interesting plot concept. But instead of focusing on the angels and their judgment trials, the author chose to focus on the sappy relationship that has such little bearing on the story.
2. The Characters - they are good, or they are evil. Period. There is no depth to these characters. Even the main character, who should have come out of her ordeal damaged in some way, was just peachy keen and drooling/gushing over her shiny new boyfriend.
If I wanted fluff reading, I'd pick up a trashy romance off the shelves at the grocery story.
The vocal volume. It was either so low that I couldn't hear the dialogue, or so LOUD that my eardrums nearly burst. Pick a volume range and stick to it!
Ummm....all of them??
"If I had to read it I wouldn't have"
Audible makes getting through some books easier. This story was OK. The performance was not. I was hoping she'd get better she didn't. and that made it hard to enjoy the story. But this story was full of great details and short on actual good story.
"Story lacks plot!"
The story started out promising, but as I went through the story it became very stagnate. I continued on for the "plot to thicken," but was very disappointed. I am one to always finish a story, but I should have put this one down as not being worth my time.
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