Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Freak Out: Giving You the Creepiest and the Freakiest

Kissed by an Angel Trilogy by Elizabeth Chandler

A love beyond life...a danger beyond doubt. When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she'd lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she's discovered that he's her guardian angel--his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she is in terrible danger. Only Ivy's guardian angel can save her, now that his killer is after her. But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he's finally reached her again?


OK, so these books are old. They were published in 1995--15 years ago. But that doesn't mean the story is less creepy. It starts out the night of Tristan's murder. Chandler gives a brief overlay of how it happened, when it happened. Then she dives into before Tristan (right when Ivy meets him) and Ivy's story of why she's there. It confused me for awhile, but I eventually got over it.

It was good in the beginning, when Tristan was still involved. But when he died and Ivy thought it was just an accident, it got slower. And slower. Until I hardly read it at all. But eventually, I picked it up again. And it got better. And creepier. And better. Until I was sticking my nose into it every single chance I got. Once Ivy suspected that someone had purposely killed Tristan, she set out to find out who did. And boy did it get interesting.

Her stepbrother Gregory was the creepiest person in the story. At the beginning he was welcoming and open, and Ivy didn't suspect anything. And then as the story went on, he became slightly crazed. And he started to freak me out. Ivy draws closer to him, though. And she thinks his craziness is because his mother died not long after Tristan. But the craziness gets more intense and the book started to evolve into a murder mystery. Which was creepy. And the murderer was slightly obvious, but still left me breathless.

Chandler made a wonderful tale of true love and moving on. She also made a freaky murder-mystery novel that thoroughly creeped me out.

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