Monday, April 1, 2013

Review of Audie the Angel and the Angel Army by Erika Kathryn and New INT Giveaway!

Audie the Angel and the Angel Army (The Angel  Archives, #1)Welcome back, everyone! I'm so excited to introduce this book by Erika Kathryn, who is super sweet, and wrote a super cute middle grade book!

Goodreads Book Description: Audie, a seemingly typical twelve-year-old girl, is summoned from her middle school one day. She travels through a windmill farm and brought to an island where she’s told that she is actually an Angel and, more importantly, that she is of Phoenix descent. She is the pivotal and final member of an assembly of others her age, called The Angel Army. The army includes Luce—the dangerously handsome dark Angel predestined to fall from Heaven—and Cave—a stowaway from Earth who is crushing on her hard—as well as eight Angels with magical talents, a feisty Fairy, and a nimble gnome. Audie’s ordinary life becomes drastically different as she transforms; she sprouts gold wings, receives a halo passed on from the mother she never met, and her fellow Angels teach her to use her hand-me-down Phoenix powers. However, before she even learns to fly she is told of the real reason she is needed: an evil Elder Angel has discovered a way to dominate Heaven. Haunted by dreams of her past Phoenix life, puzzled by her feelings for both the charming Luce and her human friend Cave, Audie has to conquer her newfound powers quickly because the future of Heaven rests on her wings. Can she fight against flying Dare Demons, the Marsh Master, the Frost Fairy, and Evil Souls to save Heaven? Can Audie change destiny and save Luce from falling to his fate?

Audie the Angel and the Angel Army is the first of three volumes in a Middle Grade to Young Adult fantasy adventure series that make up The Angel Archives. Hang onto your Halos, because this story is filled with wild winged adventure!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:  I was asked to read and review this book by the author.

Audie the Angel and the Angel Army by Erika Kathryn is a cute middle grade read about Audie and her friend Cave, who is narrating the story. Together, they journey to help Heaven in its battle against a traitorous Angel. In Heaven is a lot of other really colorful characters and creatures, which I will not talk too much about so that the reader can discover them him/herself. But suffice it to say that Kathryn has a wild, unique imagination that creates a wonderful world.

I really enjoyed reading this book. Like I said above, the world building is terrific, and this Heaven is definitely the most imaginative that I've ever seen before. The Angel Army is darling, and who wouldn't want a pair of wings after this book? Audie is a sweet character, and Cave has a smart, sassy personality. There are several spots in the book where I laughed out loud-- Kathryn has great comedic timing.

The book could be more polished-- there are some typos that wouldn't get caught by spell check because they are actually words, but not the right ones. Also, it's a little awkward to have Cave as the narrator, since there are a lot of times where he is not in the center of action.

That said, I really enjoyed myself, and look forward to more adventures with Audie and her friends! 

Now, enter to win some really great prizes, including a signed copy of Audie the Angel and the Angel Army or a $30 Amazon gift card! 
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  1. Thanks for such a brilliant giveaway and a fantastic post. This younger read sounds utterly magical, and something which has caught my interest! I enjoyed also reading your review on Amazon and finding out others thoughts on this new book & author.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! This looks like it would be a good read for my niece.

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  3. Thank you for a great giveaway. This book looks very intersting. My girls and i would love to read and leave feedback. Good luck all.

  4. Thanks for another gr8 giveaway!!

    Dee @ dee's Reads

  5. Thank you for the chance! :)

  6. Thanks for the awesome give aways!!