I have really enjoyed the wonders of technology that make things available to us today. I love the fact that I can access great stories that have not been published through the traditional route through Amazon. I try to take a few chances on these books because I know it will help those writing and because on several occasions I have found a really good book. Ethereal falls into this category. The description from Amazon is:
Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking.
When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds.
Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she’s been looking for, but Logan’s reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own.
Skyla’s bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in.
Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels wants her dead, at least she still has Logan, or does she?
Skyla is a fun lead character. She reminds me a little of a younger Merit from the Chicagoland vampire series. She is strong, independent and doesn’t let anyone or anything get in the way of what she wants.
I found the mythology behind this paranormal to be very interesting. The underlying idea is that there are different factions of angels that have different sorts of abilities. The concept is that there is a certain faction that can’t be allowed to be together because they will produce strong offspring and will throw off the balance of things. This is quite different from most of the angel mythology I have read thus far. The human aspect that has been brought into the story intrigued me.
I have to say though that I am definitely a fan of Gage. I can’t wait to see what happens in the later books as his character becomes more prominent. I really think Logan is somewhat selfish, at least in an unintentional manner. He strikes me as the type of person that will never be really able to fully grasp putting someone else above his needs and wants fully. I will look forward to seeing what will happen with the triangle in this series in the future.
Overall I give this book a 5/5. Addison does an incredible job of making the world of angels seem possible and developing a set of characters that can be related to. Check back in on Monday for an interview with Addison!