I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Lailah by Nikki Kelly
Series: The Styclar Saga
Published by Feiwel & Friends on 10/7/2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Gabriel
Also by this author: Gabriel
The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.
On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.
In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?
Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.
I didn’t want to stop reading this book. It’s unique, and a different take on the whole Angel/Demon thing.
I love all the suspense in this book. It seems like there is something new at every turn. The back story behind everything is great too. It’s something I haven’t read before, and I want to know more about. There is also a lot of self discovery among the different characters. The romance is what hooked me. I wanted to know where Cessie’s affections lie. And the actions scenes were awesome. I like being able to picture fights as they happen, and Kelly made it so easy to do that in this book.
I had a hard time with Cessie at times. She’s this girl that wants, and feels like she needs to do things on her own, but she spends so much time trying to decide who she likes, that she misses the bigger picture. She doesn’t know much about herself, at all. She sees glimpses every once in a while, but it’s hard for her to put the pieces together. I do like that she is loyal. She doesn’t want anything bad to happen to these new friends she’s made. That brings us to Jonah and Gabriel. There are so many good and bad things about each of them. You don’t know who has Cessie’s best interests at heart. I will say that I’m #TeamJonah. I don’t think there’s anything that could stop that.
I’m ready for the second book. I need it NOW, but alas, I have to wait forever!!!!! With a story as different as Lailah, I can’t help but want more.
Read Gabriel’s short story on Wattpad for free: http://www.wattpad.com/64791825-the-styclar-saga-book1-lailah-gabriel-short-story
A short story, told from Gabriel’s perspective, set in the Second Dimension (Earth) — 1941.
Read Jonah’s short story on Wattpad for free: http://www.wattpad.com/story/21268140-the-styclar-saga-book1-lailah-jonah-short-story
A short story, told from Jonah’s perspective, detailing his journey to becoming a Second Generation Vampire.