Review: A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso
Published January 29 2013
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?
I have to start by saying that I just really liked A Shimmer of Angels. Yes I will admit the cover first drew me in but once I started reading the book I was hooked. I found an easy read with an interesting plot and characters that I could feel for.
This book is basically a typical angel book where you have the good one and the bad ones and where humans have to pay the price when they battle it out. I think what makes the difference is the characters themselves. I really like Rayna and I felt bad for her. She is not flawless which I think helps her to feel more real. Her struggles and and how she deals with them was what kept me interested in her story.
I am looking forward to the next book because I cannot wait to see what happens to Rayna…