Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ARC: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark


A can’t-miss read for fans of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a tale of ancient folklore and thrilling fantasy with a passionate love story that transcends time. 

For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by the Grove—a sinister group of witches and their cohorts—many of the local fey have been banished or killed, including Callie’s one true love. And in place of the spirit of tolerance and harmony, the new administration at Fairwick College has fostered an air of danger and distrust. 

With her unique magical abilities, Callie is the only one who can rescue her friends from exile and restore order to the school—a task that requires her to find the Angel Stone, a legendary talisman of immense power. Propelled on an extraordinary quest back to seventeenth-century Scotland, Callie risks her life to obtain the stone. Yet when she encounters a sexy incarnation of her lost love, she finds the greater risk is to her heart. As the fate of Fairwick hangs in the balance, Callie must make a wrenching choice: reclaim a chance for eternal passion or save everything she holds dear.

The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark

2 out of 5
Honestly, this book didn't catch my attention like I had hoped.  I feel that this book was just a copy-cat of several other books that I have read recently, and that is just one of the reasons that I couldn't get into it. 

Another reason was the convoluted story about how they needed to find the angel stone, then they needed to find the hallowed door, and now they have to do all of this before Halloween.  Really?  Pick one plan and stick with it.  Plus, you then have the added confusion of trying to figure out if the incubus is dead or alive or re-incarnated, or something.  Too much was crammed into this tiny novel to fit. 

Actually, the best thing about this book is the cover.  Beautiful, mysterious, and classic.  That is the only thing that I truly loved about this novel. 

Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this book, and I don't think I have the strength or the reason to read any more by this author.  

Happy Reading!


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