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July 29, 2010

Review: Heavenly (Heavenly #1) by Jennifer Laurens

Title: Heavenly
Author: Laurens, Jennifer. 
Release Date: August 15th, 2009
Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Pages: 296
ISBN: 1933963840 (isbn13: 9781933963846)
Age: Young Adult
Summary from
I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoë's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoë lost in her broken life. Zoë escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoë's autistic sister. After Zoë is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.

Zoe seems to be a typical teenager, but with a drinking issue. That is her way to relax and release her frustration and anger, because she has to deal everyday with her little sister, Abria, who has Autism. It is very hard to live and take care of someone with Autism, and I think this book demonstrate this in a very real way. At first I thought the book was going to focus on Abria, but there is a spin and it started to show more about Zoe. Even with her drinking issues, she is a very kind girl. I felt she was normal, made mistakes but tried to amend them.

When she met Matthias, a guardian angel, she started to change. He is absolutely lovely. He is kind and have a great heart. He is a good boy, the one you would like your daughter to date, and believe me, she will like him too.

The book was fast and light to read, and it really surprised me. It isn't the typical paranormal romance young adult book, it's deeper.

The ending left me open-mouthed. I wasn't expecting it at all, and I cried. Don't worry, it's not sad. Maybe a little, but I thought it was a great ending, one of those that left me thinking and wanting to read the next book as soon as possible.

Deep, angelic and graceful writing. Excellent for the ones who wants to read something that will linger in your thoughts.


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