Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Review - "The Night World: Dark Angel" by LJ Smith

Editorial Review (copied from

The series takes place in a world similar to our own but one where vampires, witches, werewolves and shape-shifters live among humans without their knowledge. These supernatural races make up a secret society known as the Night World, which enforces two fundamental laws to prevent discovery: 1) Never allow humans to gain knowledge of the Night World's existence and, 2) Never fall in love with one of them.

From the Publisher
"Call me Angel," he says.
One winter day Gillian Lennow almost dies...and is saved by an angel. His hair is golden. His eyes are as violet as her own. And when Gillian comes back from her near-death experience, he comes with her. An invisible guardian that only Gillian can see, he whispers the secrets of popularity in her ear. Overnight, the once-shy Gillian becomes a sensation. David, the boy she has loved for years, notices her.
But then Angel begins to make bizarre demands. To draw Gillian into a world of risk and dark excitement. At last, she has to face the terrifying question: Who is Angel? What has he brought back from the Other Side? And can she and David find out his secret before it's too late . . . ?

“Dark Angel” is the fourth book in the Night World Series, each story is unique but yet tied to the other ones.

Gillian is a 17 year old girl who lives in the shadows of her fellow classmates; she’s quiet, has only one friends and like most teenage girls yearns to be popular.  One day while walking home from school she hears crying in the woods and goes looking and this is where she dies. However she is saved by angel who has promised to help her achieve what she wants most…popularity and the boy she is in love with.

Angel is always there for her to help her through life situations and help her understand who she really is until he starts to act strange and it is up to Gillian to try and get rid of him forever.

I have to admit that out of the four books in this series so far, I wasn’t very impressed with this story.  It took almost the whole book before you finally understood how it ties in with the others and it dwelled on what a girl will do to become popular.  In the end I felt there was more that could have been answered as to what is next for Gillian now that she understand who she truly is.  Who knows maybe there will be more of Gillian in future stories.

My next book to be read is "The Night World: Chosen" by LJ Smith (Book #5)

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