8 Dec 2014

Review - Stone Faced Angel by Marie McKean


Title: Stone Faced Angel

Author: Marie McKean

Rating: 2/5 stars

Blurb:

There are some things I know for sure:

1. I died … a long time ago
2. Even in death I was always aware of him.
3. Love has a way of making even angels choose to leave their heaven above.

I received a free ebook copy of this book by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My thoughts:

To jump in the middle of it: I expected more from this book.

A stone angel turning into a flesh and blood girl; that is an idea I like.  However, the execution wasn’t that grand. There were parts I really enjoyed (mostly the parts that involved more action), and then there were those chapters where Maura and Brandon were ’bonding’… to be honest, I was a little bored with their high school romance.

Marie McKean understands her characters and writes them well. I especially liked Brandon and Leona. Maura was neutral to me though. As for her way of speech, sometimes I was wondering: would a girl who came from the first half of the 19th century use words that she used? She was going to school and taking up slang from her mates, alright, but still, it was odd for me in a way.

I really wanted to read more about Maura’s past life. For me the most interesting bits were the flashbacks (I’m too much into historical fiction, I guess), but unfortunately there were only a few of them.

I don’t know if I’m going to read the second installment. If it comes in my way, I might, because the ending was unexpected for me and I wouldn’t mind to know what happened later, but since the first book in the series wasn’t very convincing, it’s unlikely I’ll run to the bookshop when the second book comes out.

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