Monday 25 March 2013

A Shimmer of Angels Review

Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
A Shimmer of Angels is the first release from Month 9 Books and a book I’ve been meaning to read for a while now.  I love angel books, I really do but if you’re going to write one, you HAVE to make it fresh/different and so I found myself asking what’s different about this story?  The answer is the heavy mental health aspect and the fact that this book is perhaps a bit darker than other angel books I’ve read (on a par with Leah Clifford's A Touch Mortal series perhaps on the darkness scales).  I also enjoyed the fact that the angels didn’t know Rayna could see them.

Speaking of which, let’s talk about two angels in particular that feature heavily in the book - prepare to fall for Cam and Kade.  Cam is the quintessential good guy and Kade is the fallen angel bad boy but thankfully it’s not that black and white.  I liked the fact that the good guy could be tempted and the bad boy isn’t really that bad, he’s just a loner with a snarky attitude who lives by his own rules.   The question is, why can Rayna see the angels? And why are her school friends dying?  Rayna just might be the key to everything and let me tell you that the ending? Is a HUGE surprise.  

A Shimmer of Angels is well written on the whole but the book throws up more questions than it answers and I’m hoping book two will address those.  It was a little slow to start but once the scene was set and it got going, I really enjoyed it and I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel.

A Shimmer of Angels was published on 29th January, 2013.  To find out more about Lisa M. Basso, please click here to visit her website.


  1. I got this on feed your reader - I am very intrigued now (shuffles books)

    1. You must read it because me and you are angel girls ;)