{Book Review} Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

April 2, 2012 Blog Tours, Reviews 10

Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

ebook1st Edtion255 pages
Published February 1st 2012 by Tribute Books
Age Group: YA
Source: Publisher
Series: Angel Chronicles #1
Challenges: ebook, ABC, 150+, YA challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon

How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?
Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the ‘life’ they’ve been assigned. What they don’t realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.
When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz’s establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel’s path and a warrior’s plans.
From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that’s ripping them apart.

I initially chose to read this book based on the cover. It just pulled me in. I love the gothic feel of it. Plus, I have been on quite the angel kick recently. And actually, this book was a completely fresh take on the concept of Angels. While I do love the tradition angel books lately, my favorite part of the story was how unique it was.

The character’s in this book are all great, but it was the writing and the storyline that really sold me. So rather than talking about each of the characters like I normally do, I’m going to focus more on the plot and writing.

This book does have a love triangle, and you know I like a GOOD love triangle. This was a good one. Both of the guys complemented Emily. The idea that they threw a soul mate into the mix, and then take away their memories for an extra measure. That was really interesting.

I loved that emily and Matt took over their “assignment’s” body right after they died. They did this in order to complete whatever it was that person was supposed to accomplish in life. This is such an awesome idea, but I wasn’t completely on board with the total loss of their memories. They trained their whole lives to be able to do these “jobs” and then they wipe away all memories of their training. Plus is leaves them very isolated and alone. Now, I do understand why they temporarily lose their memories, I just know that if it were me I would hate that.

Overall, this is such a unique story. There were a few slow moments that lost my attention, but I would always become re-engaged within a few pages. I really enjoyed reading it. I can’t wait to see what Amy has in store for us next! 

3.5/5 gavels

Amy Lignor’s Bio:

Amy Lignor began her career at Grey House Publishing in northwest Connecticut where she was the Editor-in-Chief of numerous educational and business directories.

Now she is a published author of several works of fiction. The Billy the Kid historical The Heart of a Legend; the thriller, Mind Made; and the adventure novel, Tallent & Lowery 13.

She is also the owner of The Write Companion, a company that offers help and support to writers through a full range of editorial services from proofreading and copyediting to ghostwriting and research. As the daughter of a research librarian, she is also an active book reviewer.

Currently, she lives with her daughter, mother and a rambunctious German Shepherd named Reuben, in the beautiful state of New Mexico. 

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10 Responses to “{Book Review} Until Next Time by Amy Lignor”

  1. HelloWriters

    Michelle – Thank you so much for your kind words and praise of Matt & Emily. I truly love these characters and I hope your readers love them too. It is a real honor to be on your fantastic site!

  2. Ajoop. S

    Unique angel book? Definitely want to give this a try 😀 Especially since it sounds fresh and different!! Great review xD

  3. Kandee

    I’ve heard of it and it sure does look pretty kick ass. I’m glad you like it because I was hoping it was good!

  4. Dynie

    I really like Angel books so this is a definate one for me. It seams that there is a difference here though. I agree with you about their memories being lost, I don’t think I like it but need to read it to find out. Thanks for the blogoversary giveaway. 😉

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