Monday, November 10, 2014

Review: Divinity by Michelle L. Jackson




Publication Date: 9/23/2014
Rating: 3.5 stars
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22117059-divinity

Official Blurb:

When Julia climbs into a flaming car to save a trapped child, she's left wondering why either of them survived. Then she learns that her father is the Archangel Gabriel, and that she is half human, half Archangel. With guidance from Michael, the most powerful Archangel, Julia sets out to discover her own history and explore her angelic powers. But her journey is cut short when an evil force, invisible to human and angel alike, tears her world apart. Now Julia must fight through her despair, harness her newfound gifts, and risk her very soul to stop the A'nwel and protect the family she never knew she had. What she doesn't know is that Archangels have secrets too.



Divinity takes flight with its engaging tale on archangels. Julia’s life has never been what you’d call happy.  She’s struggled to overcome all odds to survive into adulthood. Yet, when a tragic accident reveals her true nature, she struggles again with accepting her new fate. You’d think finding out you’re part archangel would bring your life into a heavenly light. But, dear Julia is about to face the darkest evil of them all as she searches for answers about her birth.

Julia as a character fell a little bit in the middle of the road for me. She starts off as a somewhat strong, independent woman. But, after the loss of her boyfriend Alex and the discovery of her new past and future, she begins to frustrate me as a reader. She mourns Alex’s loss, but when she finds out his true purpose, she continues to mourn. She knows he had a higher calling to sacrifice everything to protect her. Yet, she falls back to her grief for him. It isn’t until she becomes confident in her new abilities and seeks out her mother that she drifts back into the like category. Ultimately, the ending is what really brings Julia to the forefront to shine. She’s realized her purpose in life and has fulfilled her destiny.

Jackson has given us a well laid out and plotted story. Each twist is beneficial to her story though not grossly apparent up front. The story itself is engaging and enjoyable. The subtle hints to Julia’s final outcome and the correlation with her past keep readers on their toes. I will say if you were looking for a romance factor in this story, that sadly there’s not much to cling on to.


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