Hi all! I was fortunate enough to attain a free copy of Angel Evolution from the author through Smashwords and the group Making Connections on Goodreads! So thank you, David and everyone at Making Connections! Angel Evolution is the first book in the Evolution Trilogy, below is the summary and my review!
Angel Evolution(Evolution Trilogy #1) by David Estes
When Taylor meets Gabriel at collage, she is in awe of the subtle glow that surrounds him. No one else, not even her best friend, seems to notice. Something about him scares her. Is all as it appears? While Taylor struggles for answers, she finds herself in the middle of a century old war centered on one miraculous revelation: evolution.
If you think this is just another book about Angels vs Demons, then you are sorely mistaken. This is an original plot line that deviates from the normal good vs evil concepts. As soon as you begin reading, you are shrouded in mystery. And, although we get Taylor's and Gabriel's perspectives, David Estes writes in a way that slowly reveals the intentions, leaving us stuck in the mystery until almost half way through. Throughout Angel Evolution we get different perspectives, mostly from Taylor, Gabriel or Christopher. This helps round out the story, allowing us to become individually involved with each of the characters. Estes writing is wholly descriptive in such a way that he shows us the inner workings of each character which further attaches us with them. I must admit that Taylor and Gabriel were not my favorite characters, that was stolen by Christopher! The first half of the book is dedicated to the dynamics between Gabriel, Taylor and Christopher as they get to know each other. The second half starts to pick up as things are revealed and doubts acquired, still so many doubts. You are constantly asking, who can Taylor really trust?
I recommend this book to ALL YA fantasy lovers, Angel vs Demon lovers and anyone who is looking for something different! You will not be disappointed! Also, Demon Evolution(book #2) and Archangel Evolution(book #3) are already out so you won't have to wait to see what happens!
Rating: 4 stars!
At the beginning of each part, Estes quoted song lyrics instead of poetry or wise words by a famous person. . . I loved that idea and to stick with the music idea, I'm posting the lyrics to Enter Sandman by Metallica(which Estes quotes for Part 1). It eerily fits perfectly with Angel Evolution(in my opinion).
Angel Evolution by David Estes is available from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and Smashwaords. So don't hesitate to go purchase a copy!