Friday, May 23, 2014

Tour + Giveaway: Taking Angels by C.S. Yelle

Taking Angels by C.S. Yelle
(The Angel Crusades #1)
Publication date: March 26th 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult

Book 1 in The Angel Crusades Series by CS Yelle

Britt Anderson went along with everything the doctors said for nearly four years, but she was still dying at eighteen. The cancer had won leaving her without a future, without any options, and without control. No control, except for how she would leave this world. As Britt tries to end her life by going into the frigid waters she realizes her mistake. She struggles to get back to shore, to cry out for help, but her atrophied muscles are useless and the frigid water steals the breath from her chemo-scarred lungs. Despite her father’s attempts to reach her, she flies over the waterfall.

When Allister Parks finds Britt’s fragile body on the riverbank something calls out to him. Ignoring the warnings of his sister, Allister brings Britt back from the edge of death. The only problem is that an Eternal like Allister isn’t allowed to touch those who have already passed from this world. It is forbidden; an infraction punishable by death.

As Britt relishes her new cancer-free life and senior year of high school, her very existence threatens Allister’s place in this world. Allister struggles to keep Britt a secret from the Eternal Council and out of the hands of the only Eternal who already knows the truth: the one who stole her guardian angel.

Title: Taking Angels
Author: C.S. Yelle
Series: The Angel Crusades series book 1
Genre: Young Adult, Supernatural (Angels)

I really like how this book started off. All the drama, it was just great. So dark. I'll say, not your typical start off in a story. The story mainly revolves around Allister's trial, the escaping and stuff. I think the whole plot was fine. I actually like it because the author manages to places almost all my favorite elements, like the kidnapping, near death experience, etc.

However, the story went a bit bumpy after that. At first, the author manages to convey the scenes and events but by the end, it jumps from one thing to the other. The book didn't really manage to explain some stuff that I hope would be explained in the next book (w/c I didn't really know about until I finished this book). Also, I hope there would be more action.

The really down side of this book is the romance. It's a complete and total harem. Everybody is falling in love with the girl without anything really happening. I mean if she shows kindness maybe but they haven't been together that long to actually see that. I get the "she pulls people to her" but seriously? 3 dramatic boys, you could say.

All in all, I think this is a great book. It's pretty exciting for my taste.

Rating: 3.5/5

About the Author:

C.S. Yelle was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MN, the “almost” middle child of six. He attended Grand Rapids Senior High School where he enjoyed music and sports. He received his BS in Chemistry from Mayville State University, Mayville, ND in 1987. He taught 7-12 Science and coached for six years in several North Dakota schools and currently works as an Executive Account Manager in the Water Treatment Industry where he has been for nearly seventeen years. He is the father of four and grandfather of one. He writes novels, screenplays, and an occasional short story. He has been writing seriously for over ten years and plans to continue until his fingers are unable, maybe longer. He currently resides in a Minneapolis, MN suburb with his wife Jennifer and their rat terrier, Holly.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked it, Kimberly! :) It sounds like an exciting start to a series!