Sunday, April 13, 2014

Angels Dawn by Komali DaSilva

Title:  Angels Dawn
Author:  Komali DaSilva
Published:  January 24th 2014
Length:  170pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  YA paranormal romance
Shelf:  gift
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Dawn Huntington wants what every girl wants, a sweet sixteen birthday party with her friends, family, and some hot boys, but fate has other plans. On the night of Dawn's sixteenth birthday, she witnesses a crime she can't turn her back on, and the decisions she makes that night will change her life forever. Never having been confronted with such violence, Dawn turns to a mysterious and beautiful boy named Angelo, only she can't remember what happens that night. To make things more complicated, Dawn is in a relationship with Angelo's complete opposite, Nate. Dawn doesn't want to hurt Nate, yet she can't shake her feelings for Angelo, even when she can't help but feel he's hiding something from her, and it could be something dark. Why is Angelo acting so weird around Bonita? Are they together? Are they really only friends? Angelo may be trouble, but Dawn can't ignore her feelings for him. Dawn is at a crossroads. Should she choose love? Or friendship? Once Dawn finally finds the courage to choose, she thinks the drama is over. But Dawn wasn't expecting her choices to have such dire consequences. Do you believe in love at first sight? But can one trust someone blindly? Can love overcome all the obstacles? Is friendship just the beginning of love?

My Review:

Da Silva takes the divine by storm with this unique new novel. She develops a world unlike any others while keeping it firmly in the real world. This is a very well written and entertaining novel. I was quite impressed and intrigued by the way that this solid storyline was developed, bringing the readers right into the world of the story. I was engaged throughout and definitely enjoyed my time spent reading it.

I loved the character development in this novel. Da Silva creates a cast of high school students who actually act like high school students. I really appreciated the fact that none of them were thrown into situations far beyond their years, nor did they deal with events as if they had decades of life experience under their belts. It was very refreshing and added to the realism and impact of the novel. The friendships between the characters in this novel were also truly touching.

Overall, this novel was fantastic. I can’t wait to read more and to find out what happens next in the series. I’d definitely recommend this debut novel by Da Silva to those who want a little YA fun with a completely unique & shocking storyline.

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