Thursday, September 4, 2014

Not About Angels - My Review of DIVINITY by Michelle L. Johnson

Title: Divinity
Author: Michelle L. Johnson
Publisher: Spencer Hill
Publication Date: 9/23/2014

When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she's left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel. With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart. Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A'nwel and protect the family she never knew she had. What she doesn't know is that Archangels have secrets too.

Michelle L. Johnson was born in Ohio and adopted by Canadians. They traveled all over North America, and when they weren't on the road Michelle could be found with her nose buried deeply in the pages of a book. With all of her travels and adventures, she hopes to bring some of her unique perspective to the pages and to entertain others the way all of her heroes have for her. When she's not hanging out with her feathered friends, she's busy being a literary agent with Inklings Literary Agency. She says wherever she hangs her coffee mug is her home, and right now that's a toasty warm Jacksonville, Florida with her happy Cocker Spaniel and her small family.

Divinity is a different sort of angel book.  I liked the originality that Johnson brings to the fantasy genre.

I want to be straight up and say that this book touches on the subject of attempted suicide.  If this subject is a trigger for you, I would avoid this book.  For the rest of you, I think the way the subject is handled and the strength and love that Julia experiences is amazing.  With all that she sees and goes through, she is now determined to get vengeance rather than just give up.  She seeks to right wrongs rather than add to them.

Divinity is written in alternating points of view and I like that we get a close up look at what the angels are thinking.  I enjoyed seeing Julia and her world through their eyes.

There is a lot of action in this book and sometimes things get a little dark, but overall I enjoyed this read.

4 out of 5 stars.

Birdy - Not About Angels

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