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Do you find it ironic that I stopped believing in angels as soon as you died and became one?

Every once in a while a good sentimental book is something I crave. It’s not very often, and it’s usually only in short, small doses. I rarely have high expectations for these sorts of books, and try not to judge them as more than they are – brief escapes. So when I read J.Kaye’s review of Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler, which is a collection of 3 books which were once published separately, it seemed to fit the bill perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised to find more than just sappy sentimentalism and cliche teenage death tropes. There’s a bit of mystery and intrigue here, and just enough action and suspense to elevate this book beyond my initial meager expectations. Even the angel themes, which are usually quite hard for me to stomach, are well-done and not too overwrought.
In short, this is a nice way to spend an afternoon. Nothing too deep, but not too shallow either.

Rating: 3.5 glowing angel figurines out of 5.

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
Published: December 16th 2008 by Simon Pulse
Binding: Paperback, 704 pages
ISBN: 1416978836
Reading Level: Young Adult


Must stop signing up for challenges!
The 9 Books for 09 Challenge is the last challenge I’ll be taking for the year.

I’ll be reading 9 books that have been wasting away in my TBR piles. The books will correspond to the following 9 categories:

  1. Long (longer than I normally read)- Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
  2. Free (a gift, from PBS, found in the gutter, etc.)
  3. Dusty (sitting on shelf for at least 3 years)
  4. Used (bought used)
  5. Letter (title has a letter in common with my name)
  6. Strange (something I normally would not read)
  7. Distance (setting or author birthplace more than 1000 mi. away)
  8. Alive or Not (live award winners / noms OR simply dead authors)
  9. Cover (it’s ok to judge a book by its cover; pretty OR ugly)

Challenge runs from December 27th, 2008 to December 27th, 2009.

Where else you can find me:

Books That Go Bump in the Night- Halloween and scary books for kids and teens. My other blog.