Monday, 22 September 2014

Book Review - Celestra Series

Ethereal (Celestra Series Book 1)
Author: Addison Moore
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (3 Jun 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1499741544

From the back: 

Sixteen year-old, Skyla Messenger is a dead girl walking. When her newly remarried mother moves the family to Paragon Island, to a house that is rumored to be haunted, Skyla finds refuge in Logan Oliver, a boy who shares her unique ability to read minds. Skyla discovers Logan holds the answers to the questions she's been looking for, but his reluctance to give her the knowledge she desires leaves her believing Logan has a few secrets of his own. Skyla's bloodlines may just be connected to the most powerful angelic beings that roam the earth, and the more she knows, the more danger she seems to be in. Suddenly an entire faction of earthbound angels want her dead, but Skyla is nowhere near done living-and she's not going down without a fight. It's on.

My Review:

I read the the first five books in the Celestra series all on my kindle although I have reference only the first book above with the paperback credentials. It is no secret and I am not at all ashamed to admit that I do rather enjoy a YA novel, mostly I like them as they are fairly fast paced and a rather quick and easy read and I don't mean that in a negative or derogatory way whatsoever. The first half of this series certainly held up to that expectation which is what I was looking for in a read at that particular time. There are technically eight books in the series but book seven is actually split over two books and then if you are still hungering for more there are three others books written from the perspective of one of the leading male characters in the book as opposed to the main series which follow Skyla.

I had a love-hate relationship with each and everyone of these books until I got to the fifth one where I thought I just didn't have the enthusiasm to carry on with it, I was getting a little tired of the patheticness of some of the characters and I just wanted it to come to an end.

I had never read anything about angels or nephillim before so this was a whole new genre for me but I now want to know more! These books I felt just touched on it so I want to know more about those characters, what I will say is my idea of earth angels has totally changed, I thought all angels were good, not these guys!

These books are very similar to the Twilight series, somewhat fanfiction like so if you enjoyed that series you may well enjoy this too. I did a video review of this book before writing this blog post and I thought that I would have much more to say after I had time to think about it for a while but it turns out that I don't actually so most of what I want to say I articulate much better verbally. As I said I had a love-hate relationship with this book and the same feelings are there when I come to write this, I just can't work out where I stand. I do know this, 20th Century Fox has optioned film rights to the Celestra Series with the intent of turning it into a TV series and I think that this would translate perfectly. In my opinion this would probably a great show as it lends itself perfectly to it. When it comes out and if it does in the UK I don't know but ceertainly one to keep an eye out on!


  1. Went onto Amazon UK to give it a look and found it was free on Kindle. Definitely worth considering if like me your undecided.