This was a great start to what’s sure to become a unique fantasy YA series. I wasn’t expecting Phoenix Angel to be what it was, but in a good way. It really surprised me. There is definitely something fresh and new about this book.
Fate is a curious concept. I cannot recall when I first recognized mine: the knowledge that no matter how far I run, how much I learn, or how much power I attain, inevitably my destiny is realized. The magic will always consume me in the end. Flight seems my only option, the only way to slow my future's progress. I have escaped fate's snare through battle, agony and--oddly--time. But only temporarily. I can almost feel it stalking me. --
First paragraph of Phoenix Angel.
The story starts with a Prologue from an unknown point of view. It’s very mysterious and intriguing, making you wonder what’s going on from the very first page. Same goes with the story itself; it keeps you guessing, wondering what’s going on, what’s going to happen. Personally, I find that to be a very good thing.
And it’s not a “perfect” story. Shit happens in this book, and sometimes the heroes are powerless to do anything about it. It’s real.
The story’s divides to two parts; in the first part we’ve got Maggie and Kyle’s story, while on the second part we’ve got Lily and Carter's. I can’t really tell you who the main character is. Mostly because I myself don’t know. It's confusing, but in a good way.
The characters are all very flawed.
Maggie is sarcastic, relationship-phobic due to a bad relationship (and by that I mean she swore off boys for the rest of her life), kind of cranky, hates the entire school (aside for her best friend), and scares everyone off. She’s closed and trusts no one.
While sometimes she did stuff that...
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