Knight Angels by Abra Ebner | Book Review #130

When seventeen-year-old Jane Taylor witnessed her father’s death, something happened to her.
Ever since, her thoughts have been consumed by death, going so far as to foresee the ever-changing deaths of those around her. Sixteen-year-old Emily Taylor resented her sister’s closeness7896141 with their father, who died when she was six. With the strange ability to read minds, she drowns the voices out with drugs, sending Jane over the edge. When seventeen-year-old Wes Green was adopted, he moved in next door to Jane, finding in her a childhood friend turned high-school crush. All summer, the pain in his bones seemed unwarranted. He was done growing long ago. When senior year starts, however, the pain only gets worse. The foreseen changes are not expected, and far too animal for his taste. When Max Gordon found himself standing above the dying body of an innocent seven-year-old girl, he saw in her eyes something he hadn’t seen in the century he’d spent roaming Earth. Her father was already dead, but there was hope to save her. Jane was her name, and already she was all he ever wanted. It was his job to bring her back, and it was his job to protect her – the biggest mistake of his life. When these four teens enter Glenwood High their senior year, no one but Max could understand the future ahead of them. Drawn together by blood and friendship, they each hide a dark secret that will soon bind them together. Max has to protect Jane, Jane wants to be normal, Wes wants Jane to love him, and Emily just wants the voices to stop… But their fate just wants them dead.

Unfortunately, this is a book that I didn’t end up finishing. There were too many points of views, that alternated pretty much every other page, and sometimes not even that. There were a few times that the point of view changed twice in one page. A nice thing about the differing views though, is that the persons view that we read from, was at the top, and then their view started.

I really liked the premise of the story. And I liked reading from Jane’s point of view. I liked all their views actually. I just wish that the way that the story was set up was different. Because of all the differing views, and with how they changed so often, I couldn’t concentrate on the story. And I got 121 pages into the story. You might think, “Oh, Adele… That’s not so bad!!!” WELL LET ME TELL YOU: it was.

I ended up not finishing the story, solely because with all the different views, and how they change so often that by page 121, the story only got like a week into the story. Literally though, there was like 50 pages worth of one day, and I was like, “Alright, I can do this.” But then the story would skip a week, and then slow right down. Everything just got to be too much, so I stopped reading.

From what I read though, I thought was okay. Jane’s character was moving along nicely. The rest of the characters were going at an alright pace as well. And we got to know some history of the story through different characters eyes. With one character, we would see why someone saved someones life, but with another character, we would see why someone was majorly-crushing on someone else.

I’m just really glad that I got to read Knight Angels through the library. I truly believe that if I had bought this book, I would be angry with myself, and then question myself for years to come as to why I thought that this would be a good book.

I stopped at page 121/367. And I know, I know, I’ve been talking about what page I stopped at. But with the 6 points of view, if my brain could get whiplash from how fast the views changed, it would.

To anyone who has read this book from start to finish, I applaud you! I couldn’t do so myself.

Thanks for reading!

Adele

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