It’s been a long time since I read a young adult novel, possibly as far back as my fourteenth birthday. I never related very well with the young adult genre and moved into the realm of adult fiction almost as soon as I left children stories behind.
Recently, my sister and I have formed an informal Sisters Book Club, which is very good for me as I’m in a genre rut the size of the Grand Canyon and also good for me, because Anna has agreed to write some book reviews for my blog. Expect to see more reviews soon!
This young adult book by Becca Fitzpatrick is the first of four books and a series that is very popular with teenagers.
The book’s about Nora Grey, who’s mission is to study hard, play safe and get good grades for college. When her biology teacher suddenly decides to change the class seating arrangements, she finds herself partnered up with the new transfer student, a mysterious boy who goes by the name Patch.
After meeting Patch, a series of scary events cause Nora to mistrust her closed-off biology partner and fear for her life. When she sets out to seek answers, she discovers that she’s in the middle of a centuries-old battle between immortal and fallen angels, and that she’s more than just another high school student.
This book is a well written novel for teenagers. I set myself the challenge of reading through the eyes of a sixteen-year-old, which wasn’t as hard as I thought. I even found myself wanting to find out what was going to happen.
My sister loves this series and if you’re looking for a Christmas present for a teenage girl under eighteen, they might fall in love with it as much as Anna Goanna.