By: Emma St. John
Publisher: Imagine That! Studios
Publish Date: March 23, 2012
Format: eNovella, 14pgs
Genre: Urban Fantasy, YA
Series: 2nd in Chronicles of the Last Herald; 1st Novella ~ Broken
Recommendation: Yes! Quick read, taking us into a world where angels do exist, and a young girl that's to help us, and them.
Jessie is good at everything. She has to be, since home is so much of a mess. One night, she and her parents head out to a regular event, but along the way Jessie learns that nothing is regular about any of them, and she is fated to stand between humanity and the divine.
It was like every other day in my neighborhood, where every house was the identical; same front door, same garage, but inside each was its own private, very different kind of hell.
My Thoughts and Summary:
Jessie is just a normal girl; a cheerleader and on honor roll. Until you meet her parents, mom is on the crazy side with her finger pattern weavings and some of her talk, her dad is mean and always mad at her mom for being crazy. But on her way to her ballroom dance competition, Jessica will learn something new mentioned by her parents; talking about being a potential herald, then something that will change Jessie's life will happen. But she has no idea how so.
Oh oh oh! I loved!! this short novella. This is the story of Jessie becoming the Herald. But so much mystery behind her parents and why. Oh, I got to meet her parents, which answered some questions and raised so many more! There is a wonderful build-up around Jessie's mom, making her seem crazy, but then so much more in the end. There is the question of other family ties, which there are none.
I am always cautious with angel reads, but this feels different. Not run by religion, but by a character in a common world like us. A young girl trying to grow up normal, when things around her are difficult. The author has drawn me in with the words and things going on. There is enough given that makes you curious about the characters and what is going on in the world, enough to keep you turning the pages and wanting more.
I CAN NOT wait to make this journey with Jessie to learn her way and through the missions she will have. These novellas are well done, Emma St. John has pulled me into her world of Herald and angel messengers. I look forward to being lead through this wonderful series of a Herald in the making, and he missions.
I received a copy of this novella for an honest review.
This review is of my personal opinions and thoughts.