Friday, 26 February 2010

Two Mini Reviews - Angel Style

I started to panic when I realised I had a pile of books waiting to be reviewed which I wanted to get out of the way before the end of the month. So I thought as all of the books have an angel theme to them, I might as well review them quickly all in one post.

The Unfinished Angel by Sharon Creech - Pages 164

Published in 2009 by Harper Collins.

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I loved this book completely. The book tells the story of angel who just hasn't quite got the hang of what he is supposed to do. He has so many questions about being an angel, but the only other angels he has met, have been far too busy helping people pass over to Heaven. Angel keeps going about his business, watching the world go by, until Zola steps in his world. Zola is a head strong child, who can see Angel. Zola sets about turning Angel into a proper angel and between them they both help the little town, come back to life.

The book is written in the voice of the angel and it is quite charming as Angel struggles with long and complicated words and often gets in a muddle. Angel is always worrying about what he is doing and gets fed up with Zola constantly bossing him around.

A beautiful children's book that will delight adults and children alike.


 

An Angel Called My Name by Theresa Cheung.

Pages - 263

Published in 2008 by Harper Collins.

I am determined to read more non fiction this year and this wonderful uplifting book fitted the bill beautifully.

Within the book, there are many stories of real life angel encounters. The stories range from miraculous messages, celestial visits to dramatic rescues. I have no idea if any of them are true, but I finished the book feeling warm and cozy. My soul really felt uplifted and I felt even more convinced that we have angels looking out for us.

If you are feeling down and it seems like all your problems are weighing heavily on your shoulders, then I would definitely suggest you read this book. You will come away thinking someone out there actually cares and your problems will definitely feel lighter.

And finish. Three reviews all wrapped up in one post. Bring it on March!

Favourite book out of the three would definitely be The Unfinished Angel; a lovely read that won't take you long to finish.

15 comments:

  1. Well done to you for getting so caught up. I am currently 11 reviews behind *cries*

    I tried reading Maximum Ride when it came out.. I didn't like it very much. But Sharon Creech, she seems like an author I'd like to read.

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  2. I am really interested in the angel theme, so thanks for mentioning these books, Vivienne!

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  3. Good to be back, thank you for your best wishes. The Unfinished Angel sounds wonderful, I love the simple cover. Read a lot about manga but to be honest I dont know exactly what is meant by the term, I must google it sometime.

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  4. The Unfinished Angel sounds really cute and I think An Angel Called My Name sounds like just the kind of read I could do with right now. Nice way to cover these reviews :-)

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  5. I love the way you've immersed yourself in angels! I used to read that way a lot...reading all kinds of fiction and non-fiction circling around some "theme"...and I really miss it. Maybe someday when I don't have to read so much for school, I'll be able to get back to it.

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  6. What a great idea!

    Oh, the cover on The Angel Called My Name is so hauntingly beautiful!

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  7. I'm not really into angel books, but I love the artwork on the cover of that first one!

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  8. Great angel theme. Too bad the graphic novel wasnt that great.
    The other two sound good.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  9. LOL. James Patterson and Manga. It looks like everyone and thing has one these days.

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  10. I can't imagine James Patterson doing manga. I don't enjoy his Maximum Ride series, so I won't be looking for that one!

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  11. I really like the sound of The Unfinished Angel. Sounds like something I'll definitely look out for :)

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  12. Sharon Creech is a wonderful author. Enjoy your reading!

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  13. I enjoy reading your mini reviews! I have many pending reviews and they're beginning to bother me big time. Gotta work on them! *cold sweat trickle down my forehead*

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