Seventeen-year-old Gabriel Adam is used to relocating a lot. When a mysterious assassin burns his home to the ground, Gabriel’s father reveals the truth of why they are always on the move: Gabriel is one of four archangels, born human and sent to stop Armageddon. Now Gabe must set aside dreams of attending NYU to try to fulfill his newly discovered role.
Racing against time, Gabe and his father travel to the English university town of Durham, hoping the last surviving member of an ancient religious sect can guide them. With the assassin in pursuit, Gabe must shoulder the weight of his new life and an impossible destiny as protector of the entire human race. (Goodreads)
Thanks to Medallion Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This was an interesting and engaging read. I have to say that my favorite parts were the descriptions of the settings. I loved getting to see some of the fascinating places the characters went, which were described with an awesome eye to detail and drew me into them like I was actually there. The plot felt a little unfocused in places, and while I liked Gabriel, and especially Mika (AKA Michael), there was a bit of disconnect for me in feeling any true identity with them or what they faced. (Okay, that's probably to be expected--they're facing some crazy stuff, but you know what I mean!) I did almost put the book down early on when the trope of "it's just a theory" was thrown around in regards to a prominent scientific theory, because honestly that just bugs me to no end. Figure out the scientific theory before you decide to use that, otherwise I'm going to question all of the research that goes into your book. (Ummm, yeah, a bit of a rant there. I can't help it! It's what I teach for a living.) Anyhow, otherwise, this was an interesting read and I found myself enjoying the fast pace and interesting settings. I'm not sure if there will be more books in the series, but I'd read them!
Anyone heard of this one? Had a chance to check it out?