Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can’t admit to seeing?
Ray has been seeing things before. Things that she alone has the ability to see which results to her being labelled as a nut case an kept in the crazy facility. Three years of being kept in the facility, Ray is now free to prove them all wrong – she is not crazy.
She’s not crazy but apparently, she can see angels.
First of all, I didn’t hate the book. It was actually enjoyable and intriguing but A Shimmer of Angels didn’t provide me with anything to remember it by. We have a girl, the love interest (which seems like there’s two of them), conflict between good and evil and an ability. Sound too familiar? Well it might because it seems like this is the basic core of YA nowadays.
For the characters – they were OK. Ray was you typical lead who is sweet yet a combination of a strong/vulnerable girl. You know what I mean? She’s one of those girls who will sacrifice herself for the greater good but is not strong enough to fully defend herself which is why there’s the love interest to save the day. The duo of angels are OK as well. One good, one bad but Ray seems to fall for both. Between Cam and Kade, Ray had more interaction with the latter and that was OK but I would appreciate if there was a balance between these characters.
There’s really nothing to complain about the characters asides the fact that they just needed more development and attitude to make them stand out. With what I read, everyone seemed mediocre and I hate using that word but that’s just what I got reading the three of them.
Pacing was great. I had no issues with how much time I read A Shimmer of Angels because reading it was a breeze. I read point A to point B without any issues or questions whatsoever especially because the ending was wrapped up perfectly with a little added bonus to hook readers for the next book. +1 brownie points on that one.
Overall, it was OK reading A Shimmer of Angels but as I said I needed more convincing for the story to warm up to me. I don’t have any regrets reading it but there’s nothing left for me to move forward. I don’t hate it but I am not in love with this book either.