Veiled from her previous existence as a gifted angel, Tess is now a mere mortal growing up in foster care with her autistic foster brother, Dorian, and a twisted foster sister, Agatha - whose main goal in life is to torture them both. Tess' life has been dull and average at best; but all that changes with one look. When she inadvertently gazes into the eyes of the most popular guy in school, Alex Preston, Tess sees a glimpse of her previous existence. Uncomprehending, Tess wonders what those memories are and why she now feels like she knows Alex better than anyone in this world. More importantly, why is he haunting her dreams? Dreams so vivid, that they blur the lines of reality, awakening a slew of inexplicable paranormal abilities she didn't know she possessed. Frustrated and confused, Tess lives a double life...one where Alex has a girlfriend, and Tess is a normal high school girl. And another where spirits, visions, and dreams are true. Is she going crazy, or is she secretly dating Alex in her dreams?
©2012 Silvina Niccum (P)2016 SIlvina Niccum
Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!
I hadn't known this was the second book in the series when I picked it up. But I did follow the story well enough on it's own and that didn't bother me the slightest. I thought it was a well written YA book.
What did make me think though was of course the whole before life... I enjoyed the main character Tessa, and the love and care for her brother was immense. I think he played a great part with his drawings, and the way he kept seeing/predicting a few things.
I enjoyed the double life, the dreams and the fact she was seeing Alex in them. Really interesting concepts in here.
There was a good few twists and turns I wasn't expecting, the whole book kept me interested and wanting more. Wasn't so keen on the interfering 'guardians' but yeah, I guess there has to be something that doesn't sit well. I thought they did just that, interfere too much.
Even though it was a long one, in general I guess the ending was because there's another in the series... I will have to wait and see how everything turns out for Tess and Alex.
Andrea always does a great job with her performance. I picked the book up because I follow what she's producing. I need to make sure I get the first in the series though next time. haah.
Unsure if I'll buy the first before the third one comes out... we'll see.
I received this audiobook free for an honest review. The author of this book did a really good job of creating a story that was solid and complete. She provided a well thought-out story that didn't require me to have read the first book. She gave a thorough introduction and explained the characters without being obvious. The book had all the things I look for in a good book. It has suspense, thrill, and romance. The narrator did an excellent job of separating each of the characters and their personalities. The only thing I didn't like about this book is that there was no end. However, I knew about that when I started listening to it so I wasn't surprised. I guess I will just have to buy the next in this trilogy.
"Good story, I enjoyed it."
I received this book from eblast. this is my unbiased opion. Enjoyable story, more for young adults, but I liked it. a few twists I didn't see coming. worth listening to.
"OMG this a a great book!"
OMG this was a great book!
This is a long book, but worth every minute of it. I fell in love with with Tessa. I just wanted to give her a hug. Oh that poor girl, what she has been through. but every day she keeps going forward.
There are so many great characters in this book! The narrator does a great job on distinguishing the voices between them.
This book has lots of twists and turns, and there is never a dull moment. This is a book about paranormal; good versus evil devils and angels and the afterlife. its is written so well, that its believable, and you found your self wrapped up in Tessa’s world.
I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased review via Audiobook Blast.I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator for an unbiased
"I wish I would've known this was BOOK 2!"
I wish I would've known this was BOOK 2! I would've definitely read book 1 first! it was however a good book! narrator did an amazing job!
"Really Good Story!!"
Very well written Young Adult/Teen paranormal book.
I didn’t realize this was the second book in the series when I started it. Although I don't really think it makes a difference. Since Tessa doesn't remember anything you are learning right along with her in this book. This book can absolutely be read as a stand alone story. The author does a fantastic job weaving explanations throughout the storytelling giving you everything you need to know about the world she has created.
I love the concept of a whole different type of existence before birth. Not just an afterlife.
Very well written, entertaining and enjoyable book with love, betrayal, suspense, good vs evil, angels, the afterlife and more.
Andrea Emmes did a great job with the narration. She has a voice that fits the stories main character Tessa. She also did a great job with all the different characters. Her narration added to the enjoyment of the story.
This is the first S.B. Niccum book that I have listened to and I will be recommending this series. I am looking forward to the next book in the series as well as going back and reading the first book.
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"Worth the listen and thought process!"
I couldn't say how the print version would have compared because I did not read it I only listened.
Yes, I would most certainly be open to another of this authors books. It turned out to be something very different than what I anticipated. It was a bit more philosophical than I had thought and it made me really think about what there is after death.
I enjoy listening to books because it does and can bring a different perspective to the story. I know what i think but to hears someone else's take on it is always enjoyable for me. Would I have read it that way I don't know?
No, I think it was much better split into several sittings because it gave me the opportunity to really think about the hidden meaning in the story.
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"Really Good Story"
love the concept of a whole different type of existence before birth. Not just an afterlife
Andrea Emmes did a great job with the narration. She has a voice that fits the stories main character Tessa. She also did a great job with all the different characters. Her narration added to the enjoyment of the story
I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
More for young adult... I did not enjoy it I was halfway through but could not continue... Requested a refund!
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