Angels of Moirai

Angels of Moirai (Book 1) 
Author: Nicole Salmond
Publisher: Victory Editing
Pages: Not Listed
Release Date: May 3rd, 2015
Rating: 2/5

Synopsis: Since man first walked the earth, the Angels of Moirai have watched over them. Born human, they are taught never to feel, never to become attached, and never to become emotionally compromised.

Eighteen-year-old Lila Kingston is haunted by dreams of a mysterious angel. Suddenly the dramas of her broken family and the snobby rich kids at her school fail in comparison to the challenges she must face.

Hailing from the Angels of Moirai, James Taylor has been entrusted with the fate of lives from around the world for over a thousand years. His sole purpose is to ensure every mortal follows their designated path, but when Lila puts that very purpose at risk, he must make a choice—a choice that ultimately leads to the devastating consequences of a love never meant to exist.

The choice was never easy. Those kind of choices never are…

I didn't love this book, which made me sad because based on the description I really thought that I would.  We have our protagonist Lila who has been thrown into a life of luxury at the expense of her family, and her freedom. Her parents became obsessed with work, instead of being parents and she and her younger sister had been raised by Nannies ever since. Your classic poor little rich kid beginning, which is fine, or at least it can be.

In this case it was not fine. I was annoyed with Lila within the first chapter of the book. From reading this book it sounded like a girl just hating on people. Her own sister included. It read like a very silly girl who was going out of her way to complain, about girls at school, her parents, etc. It just felt unrealistic to me. Your parents bring you out to this super nice restaurant and okay, maybe it was a set up with a cute guy with good connections and maybe your parents have these unrealistic expectations of you or whatever but WELCOME TO LIFE.

The fact that she was not only snippy, but went out of the way to annoy her parents, was rude to the guest, blatantly brought up the fact she wasn't going to the school of their choice, in front of strangers. I was actually embarrassed for her. Like just stop, shut your mouth, eat your dinner and then go at your parents when you get home, don't scream, cry, throw a hissy fit and run home in the rain.

It's hard to sympathize with a character like this when they just come across as a brat. Half of getting sucked into a story for me is being able to relate/sympathize with a character.

Unfortunately, for me this book was not well written. I was not drawn into the story because there was too much repetitive description or dialogue, such as using 'said' too often where it could have been replaced with 'whispered, exclaimed, cried, snarled, muttered' and I could go on. Things were mentioned by name far too often in on paragraph and you ended up just giving up on it all together because you already knew what school they were talking about you didn't need to read the name 4 more times.

I couldn't enjoy the book. The love story might have had potential, but it just ended up being a creepy stalker relationship that rivals the obsession of Edward Cullen.

Recommendation: Check out other reviews if you're not convinced by mine, I didn't like it and I wouldn't personally recommend it to anyone but maybe, just maybe there's something in there for you.