Author: Danielle Trussoni
Reading level: Fiction
Grade: 3.5 Kisses
Before picking up this book I had never read a story depicting angels in this manner. It was eerie and yet strangely wondrous. The method in which the author weaves her story through biblical truth was cleverly executed. The idea that angels could live amongst us and have the ability to be evil … it makes me a little breathless. I was particularly fascinated by the description of the fallen angels (i.e. their wings).
The mystery that holds the story together has a great setup. Trussoni's character development is spot on. I found each player in the story to hold a certain charm. Once the reader enters the author's world, one can not help but be captivated by the complexities of the situation.
There are only two things that make me hesitate from calling Angelology a great read; pace and climax. At 474 pages, this is a lengthy book. The novel is a little unbalanced, dedicating a large chunk to the plot setup thus leaving very little room for the ending. Unlike the first hundred pages, which nearly crawls in progression, the ending is abrupt and less than satisfying. Angelology starts off so well, unfortunately it does not continue the same energy throughout. The amount of time and strategy you feel in the beginning is not present in final chapters of the book.
That being said, I enjoyed this book. The story was enchanting. It peeked by interest to read more books within this genre. I thought the creatures were interesting and the story had many layers. Although the pace was extremely slow and the ending falls flat, neither of these hinder the overall effect of the story.