Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Release Day Review: "Echo of an Earth Angel" by Sarah M. Ross (Earth Angel Trilogy, Book #1)


Kindle File Size: 579 KB, 295 pages
Published June 2012 by 4 Corners Press
ASIN: B0089M8NI2
ARC for Review Provided By:  Sarah M. Ross (in exchange for an honest review)

Synopsis Courtesy Goodreads:

18 year old Tessa Copeland barely survived the worst year of her life—in fact, it was a miracle. After making it through the tragedy that killed both of her parents, she’s left to pick up the pieces of her life. Combating the holes in her memory and the concern of her friends was hard enough, but a new talent threatens to destroy everything she’s trying to reclaim. 

David Allegri didn’t mean to ruin Tessa’s life. She was the brightest soul he’d seen in centuries and he couldn’t let her die, so the fallen angel used his abilities to heal her—only he took it too far and changed Tessa forever. Now, he has to figure out a way to explain what’s happening to Tessa and somehow protect both of them from the consequences.

His choice made them targets for the Hunters, who will use any means necessary to capture their prey. Only a desperate plan can help them escape, and sacrifices will be made. Time is ticking. Will they make it, or will they be lost to the echoes of fate?

Saph's Review:

Tessa has spent the last year in a coma recovering from a gunshot wound received during an event that claimed the lives of her parents. Now that she's awake and has been released from the hospital into the very good care of her best friend Morgan, Tessa is trying to pick up the pieces of a life that was shattered so many months ago. A life that has holes in it, making it hard to remember certain aspects and details. Then she discovers that her hands glow whenever she gets near a person with injuries or illness.

David is a fallen angel that was too compassionate when it came to deciding who he healed and who he let die. These choices were too hard for him so he fled Heaven, removed his wings, and went rogue, healing and curing anyone that he pleased without any regard to God or the course the person he healed was destined to follow. Then he saw Tessa. He saw her throw her life on the line in order to save another human being and he knew that she was special. He stuck by her side, gradually healing her, during her hospital stay. Only he healed her too much and Tessa's life will never be the same. The path she had planned out for herself will be forever altered and now David has to find a way to tell her. And protect Tessa from those who wish to harm her which means committing the ultimate sacrifice to do so.

This is an exceptional book! My love for angels as the main focus of a book has really developed over the course of the past year. I'll be honest, angels aren't my favorite theme of pretty much anything. I don't like statues, figurines, ornaments, or any type of decorations featuring them. But put these awesome creatures in a book and I'm in absolute awe. Ms. Ross is a wonderful story teller. The characters in "Echo of an Earth Angel" have been written with such finesse that they seem to be completely alive and acting out their parts in the book right in front of me.

The plot twist and shift near the end of the book was captivating and gave the book a whole new perspective. The cliffhanger ending definitely has me chomping at the bit for Book #2 of the Earth Angel Trilogy.

Quotes:

“Wakey, wakey! Eggs and bacy!” The cheerful sound of Morgan’s voice made Tessa cringe and promptly roll back over. “No. No more hiding. It’s been two days, and you haven’t left this bed. You need to hear Andre out. Hear the whole story before you pass judgment and cocoon yourself in self pity. I know you’re hurt and feel betrayed, but you’re better than this. You’re not one to take things at face value without having evidence. So get your ass out of bed and downstairs in five minutes. Or I’m coming back with a bucket of ice water.” (S.M. Ross, 2012)

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