Today I am excited to share a guest post and read along from Angel Chronicles series author Amy Lignor as part of Tribute Books Blog Tour
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by Amy Lignor
Series: The Angel Chronicles #2
Publisher: Tribute Books
Publication date: November 1, 2012
Genre : YA Paranormal
Purchase: Barnes and Noble
My review of book one Until Next Time
The Beloved Angel-Warrior Team from Until Next Time Returns!
When Matt and Emily are sent on their second mission they
have no idea how truly dark human nature can become...
Emily never wanted to face humans again. With the heartache
that went on down below, she’s still trying to figure out how to save souls
that don’t deserve saving. The only one she wants to see again is Jason - the
young man she fell in love with who became the soulmate she simply can’t
Matt was trained to protect and defend the souls down below.
Longing to feel the heartfelt emotions that come from being human, Matt wants
nothing more than to have just one life - one chance - to live and love the
girl of his dreams...
The powerful team find themselves in a brand new century,
living in the Gilded Age of New York City. Emily takes over the body of Anya, a
young Russian girl who arrives on Ellis Island after a hideous tragedy. There
she meets up with a strangely familiar young man by the name of Drew Parrish,
who helps Anya survive in an unknown world of luxury, snobbery and…obsession.
What Anya’s inner angel doesn’t know is that the soul she
loves is also back. This time around Jason goes by the name of Max Carrow. Once
a quiet and kind boy, he’s now part of the ‘Four Hundred Club,’ and wants
nothing more than to be among the most admired as he climbs the shaky ladder of
As two worlds merge, Emily and Matt struggle under the
weight of their “Gilded Wings.” Not only will they have to figure out who they
should fight to save, but they must also face a romantic choice that could
destroy them both.
At the risk of losing my
life, I have to say this… At the beginning a huge favorite, I could not
understand the ‘Team Jacob/Team Edward’ thing. I mean, everyone knew Bella was
going to pick the vamp from the second she sat down beside him in class. Even
though, frankly, Jacob seemed like the far better choice. (I know, I will be
putting up electrified fence around the house when this blog appears).
The basic definition of a
soulmate is a ‘lifelong partner predetermined by God and believed to be the
person with whom one has a deep, unexplainable feeling for.’ Yet, from a
different POV, it was Plato who presented a story about soulmates saying that
humans originally had four arms, four legs, and a single head made of two
faces. Zeus feared their power so much that he split them all in half,
condemning them to spend their lives searching for the ‘other half’ to complete
them. See that? The story can go from sweet to icky in about a second and a
half depending on what history you’re into. There’s even a statement that says
soulmates should never be together as more than partners because they
need each other SO much that they can cancel each other out, meaning one of
them will kill the other.
So can there be two soulmates?
One that is predetermined by God, and one who completes you, for lack of a
better term, but the love is so overwhelming that you could die from it?
Jason and Matthew are a
different sort of ‘choice’ when it comes to romantic triangles; they do not
fall into the categories of one being destined to be a friend while the other
is destined to win the girl. In fact, either of them could be Emily’s soulmate
depending on how things end up.
So, what are the benefits of
Jason? Jason is the tall, dark and handsome one with the big brown eyes that
are filled with love. He is protective, sexy - basically the guy you would
chase down the street in order to nab him. In Until Next Time, Emily
found herself in love with Jason. A first love that almost tore her apart when
she had to perish in order to do her job and leave him behind.
What are the benefits of
Matthew? Well, he’s the cute, funny one. He’s the one you would believe will be
just the friend, BUT there’s more. He has the sarcasm, the love for his partner,
and the ability to laugh, cry, or fight in front of her. Yet he found himself
turning down a slightly darker path in Until Next Time because he saw
his partner heading toward a human and leaving him behind.
With Gilded Wings,
these two young men find themselves in very different places. Not only has
Matthew grown from his first experience and has become more of a warrior (which
is his predetermined job), but he has also found a way to turn on that ‘romantic’
side of him, basically confusing Emily’s heart.
Jason, in the Gilded Age of
NYC, finds himself on the opposite side of the fence. Once upon a time he was
from the family of ‘servants,’ working for the rich man who was beyond evil.
This time around, Jason is the wealthy one who has it all…except for the young
immigrant girl who he finds himself head over heels for even though she’s ‘unacceptable’
It will be interesting to see
how readers view these two potential soulmates when Gilded Wings has
been seen. And whether or not, in the end, the theory of having more than one
soulmate could end up to be fact.
Until Next Time Everybody,
“This way,” she said, pulling Gregori through the door to
stand in yet another line. Her stomach screamed at her as she watched rings of
succulent steam curl in the air over metal pans filled with hot food. Anya
practically dove for a tray, as she moved forward in the line and watched in
awe as piles of steaming vegetables, meat, rice and cool pieces of fruit, were
placed on their dishes. Gregori’s mouth gaped open as he accepted a cup of milk
from one of the smiling ladies who stood behind the counter. Anya took a cup of
water and a steaming mug of hot tea back with her to the table. Walking carefully,
she tried not to stumble with the plates of goodies that she cradled
precariously in her arms.
Gregori ran ahead and picked out two seats on a wooden
picnic bench and sat down, reaching up to help Anya with the food.
His eyes were wide. “Look, Anya. Look at...all of this.”
“This is very generous,” she remarked, staring at the rows
and rows of eager, new Americans feeding their starving stomachs.
Gregori began shoveling the food into his mouth. Anya
grabbed his hand. “Slow down. You haven’t eaten in a long time; you need to
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