Gifts of the Blood is book #1 of the Angel’s Edge series. It is a #YA paranormal fantasy. Caspia is 18, a freshman at Andreas Academy of Fine Arts, she works in a local coffee shop and she cares for her brother who has terminal cancer. Caspia is also gifted with the ability to draw the future into her art, this rare gift is part of her family bloodline and one which is drawing unwanted attention.
When she meets a dark mystery man, one she has just drawn into a picture with shades of light and dark, bloody fingers and one rolling with anger, she fears for her life, but Ethan is there to protect and soon it becomes apparent that most of the good folks of Whitfield are not as she had first thought. From Mr Markov her blind employer to Mrs Alice the craft shop owner, there is more than first meets the eye.
As the story unfolds we find out more about Ethan and his fellow fallen Angels and just how far they will go to protect the ones they love. This is a safe and popular storyline for this genre. For me I felt that Ethan made life changing decisions a little too easily and another character Asheroth switched from bad guy to good guy with no real explanation. I would have liked more of the twins from the coffee shop and what happened to the threatening college art lecturer? If these characters are to reveal more in the next book in the series I wanted more hooks to keep me interested about their future.
This review is based on a free copy downloaded from Curiosity Quills during a book promotion.
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