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When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen-year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world's past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong, because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.
Lets begin with the cover. It is simply gorgeous and spectacular, which attracts the readers eye right away. Eye-catching covers -always-add a little spunk and mystery into the story held within.
The beginning of the story is strong and Michelle Zink sculpted the scene perfectly since it started off as fast paced and made anxiety build because, in the beginning I was like "WTF is happening?!?!?" and gradually the mystery unfolded; since the story started off so intense it kept me reading, which is a good thing. The main character is Helen, she undoubtedly seems distraught and I automatically assumed that she is going to be one of those characters that would become dependent on others for her survival. I was wrong. She was confused in the beginning of the story, since she too, was confused about the situation (just like the reader), but gradually she broke out of her funk and tried to become less bothersome and more seemingly confident about herself. I loved that, because its enjoyable to visualize how this character who loses much, evolves herself into something strong.....you know that saying.....What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Well that seemed like the motto she was going by as the story progressed.
As the setting becomes known, the story gets slow, then there's an eruption of fireworks as the protective Griffen builds a protective nature towards this girl he barely knows.....umm, I had the slight sense that "love at first sight" played a role in here. LOL. Then the story proceeds to get a little slow once more. However, I found this book to be an interesting time pass and probably wouldn't say no if you asked me "if I should read this or not".
Now I don't plan on giving too much away, because then I'll just ruin the story for you, and this story is situated on basically finding answers. Therefore.......I must stop my fingers from typing or I'll give it all away! 2.5 Stars