Monday, March 4, 2013

Book Review: THE WATCHER by Lisa Voisin

Title: The Watcher
Author: Lisa Voisin
Publisher: InkSpell Publishing (February 26, 2013)
Format: Ebook Novel
Source: Publisher
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.


Review: Angels and demons are deliciously tempting Lisa Voisin’s The Watcher.

The Watcher drew me into the story and kept me there. The main character Mia has a delightful mix of teen and being older than her time, due to her past lives. The tormented angel Michael is torn between doing what he thinks is right and what his heart knows is right. Michael’s indecision drives Mia’s story and into the arms of the bad boy demon set to take what he wants. I loved the mix of modern setting and then flashbacks of an ancient world. Voisin’s beautiful descriptions added to the scenery feel of this novel.

The writing is visual, intense, and funny. Some lines had me laughing and were great to release the tense plot. The story is fast-paced, and the mystery surrounding the main characters kept me guessing and on edge. The romance was endearing, and I wanted Mia and Michael together, despite everything thrown between them.

The Watcher by Lisa Voisin swept me away into a world where lives can be relived, pasts come alive, and characters can fall in love all over again.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!