Published: April 2,2013
Source: ARC from Publisher
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Amelie Bennett. . . . Ending the world, one prophecy at a time.This book was more than your typical take on angels and demons and all those things in between. I think that being said that was one of the things I loved the most about this book. I liked that it was new and a different concept and a break from the norm. This book is set in the world of New Orleans and that right there was enough to draw me in. I love all the author's amazing descriptions and how she drew me into this world and kept me there. We start this book out by meeting Ami and learning that she is a chaneller. What's a chaneller you ask. I would say like the coolest thing ever or at least Ami is. Ami is basically a guardian in training that can channel energy from others. It was so cool to meet Ami as she was more than the typical teenage girl and you learn why she is so tough and not as much oa whiny brat as it seems more teen girl characters are nowadays.
I was born to slay Crossworld demons.
Big black flappy ones, little green squirmy ones. Unfortunately, the only thing getting slain these days is my social life. With my high school under attack, combat classes intensifying, and Academy instructors dropping right and left, I can barely get my homework done, let alone score a bondmate before prom.
Then he shows up.
Jackson Smith-Hailey. Unspeakably hot, hopelessly unattainable, and dangerous in all the right ways. Sure, he’s my trainer. And okay, maybe he hates me. Doesn’t mean I’ll ignore the wicked Guardian chemistry between us. It’s crazy! Every time I’m with him, my powers explode. Awesome, right?
Now my teachers think I’m the murderous Graymason destined to bring down our whole race of angelbloods. Everyone in New Orleans is hunting me. The people I trusted want me dead. Jack and I have five days to solve the murders, prevent a vampire uprising, and thwart the pesky prophecy foretelling his death by my hand. Shouldn’t be too difficult.
Getting it done without falling in love. . . that might take a miracle.
Ami's world and life is so different that what most teens deal with and this is what I liked about her character. I loved her strength and how she was willing to take risks no matter what trouble she might get into. I could tell that under her hard shell there was a softness to her. I have to say that I wasn't really feeling the insta love with her and Jackson at first. I guess to put it mildly Jackson was a tool and I hate when guys are so rude to girls to keep them away from them. I think if it wasn't for that I would have been cool with their relationship. I was ok with how they feel for each other because I figured for the bond mate stuff to work that would have to be factored in. That being said they go through some things that cause him to grow on me and I start to like him more.
Overall this book was a great read and one that I think others will love. It has action,romance and cool magical elements. There are also some other minor characters that are really cool. I will say that this ends in a way that made me want to throw my Nook because it wasn't what I expected to happen. It leaves so much out there though that I have to read the next book because I definitely need to know more and see how this will all play out. I recommend this one as one you want to add to your reading pile soon.