Welcome to my stop on the She Speaks to Angels Blog Tour!
Title: She Speaks to Angels
Author: Ami Blackwelder
Series: (The AngelFire Chronicles #1)
Genre(s): YA, Paranormal Romance
What if everything you believed was a lie?
Seventeen year old Allison Maney attends Millennium High School in Manhattan. Nothing out of the ordinary, unless you consider the occasional suicides at the school. At least that is what everyone is told, what everyone believes. But Tommy Bachelor was a popular football player; why would he jump off the roof of the school?
When Dameon pays attention to Ali, she couldn't be more excited, because for the past three months he was all she could think about. But now that Dameon is finally pining for her affections, she is becoming more and more wrapped up in a clique of three who, as new transfers to the school, are proving to be trouble. But at least Dameon loves her, doesn't he?
Kian- a dangerous love interest she did not ask for.
Powers- belonging to an underworld she never knew existed.
A Clique- that could be friends or foes?
A Soul Purpose
The underworld of angels and demons have one thing on their mind: Earth. Demons want to do what they want.
Angels want to protect humans from these rogue angels, AKA: Demons For Allison Maney, everything is not exactly what it seems…
A Suspenseful Romance
Caught between Dameon and Kian, the suicide and the clique of three, Ali won't know who to trust…or who to love.
My Review: Ami Blackwelder wasted no time getting into the story! The story starts off with Tommy, a popular football player jumps off the roof of the school and dies. Everyone assumes it is a suicide, but Allison and her friends are suspicious. They begin to investigate Tommy's death and Allison soon discovers the world of AngelFire. Angels who protect mankind from demons.
I liked the main character Allison. She was likeable to me and I also liked she did not try to "follow the crowd. Her and her friends Jennifer and Molly have known each other nearly forever. I like their different personalities all working together.
Dameon appears very early on in the story. Allison has had a crush on him since he came to their school. But then Kian comes into the picture and becomes a love interest for Allison.
The story kept me guessing as to who was a demon and who was an angel. I won't tell you here though, you'll have to read it for yourself to find out! I really enjoyed this book and would definetly recommend it. Especially if you enjoy angel stories. This one is very suspenseful as well. I would add this one to your library!
Interview with the author:
Me: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I have always loved storytelling, yes.
Some writers have rituals or routines they go through or schedules they stick to, do you?
Somewhat. I like tea, writing by a window or where there is lots of light and outside environment.
What is your “writing space” like? Do you have a specific place you like to write?
See above question:)
A lot of writers listen to music while they’re writing. Do you like to listen to music while you write?
I like to listen to classical, and sometimes other fun music. Mostly though I like quiet when writing.
Where do you draw your inspiration from? Where did the inspiration for The Angel Fire Chronicles come from?
Inspiration comes from dreams, talking with people springs ideas, seeing movies and wishing things were different, wanting to tell a certain story with a particular message. AngelFire came from a love of angels and mysteries and YA.
Do you have any favorite books, or authors or genres? Have they influenced your writing any?
Yes, I love George Orwell.
Where did your inspiration for the characters in She Speaks to Angels come from? Do the characters show up fully formed for you or is it a process?
Some characters come in the beginning and others develop as the story progresses. Inspiration for them comes from my life and imagination.
Do you have any advice for all those aspiring writers out there?
Never give up. Write what you love. Write what you know. Never give up. Yes, I said that twice :0
Anything you want to add?
I love storytelling which is why I do it. If you are in writing only for making money, find another venue. There are much easier ways. Do what you love. Period. Life is too short.
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<3 Amanda Leigh