Monday, April 16, 2012

Blog Tour: Review: Until Next Time by Amy Lignor

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Today, as part of the blog tour for Until Next Time by Amy Lignor, I have a review for the book.




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Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:

How does a girl choose between the one who steals her heart and the one who owns her soul?

Matt and Emily were created for a specific job. Raised and trained as the ultimate angel/warrior team, they are sent down to save, defend, judge and forgive, depending on the 'life' they've been assigned. What they don't realize is that the power of human emotions, such as love, anger, passion and fear can take over even the best of souls, causing them to make mistakes and follow paths that lead to confusion and heartache.

When the reason for their training is finally revealed, the angel/warrior team find themselves thrust into a world they know nothing about. Matt takes over the life of Daniel, a young man with a great deal of baggage. Emily becomes Liz, a girl living in a remote village who relies on nothing more than her own strength to survive. A violent storm erupts one night, and framed in the window of Liz's establishment is a frightening face. Let in by the soul of a Good Samaritan, the two visitors bring with them a past full of secrets that could literally change an angel's path and a warrior's plans.

From murder to redemption, this angel/warrior team must find a way to keep the faith they have in each other in a world that's ripping them apart.
Review:

When I was first offered the chance to be part of the blog tour for Until Next Time by Amy Lignor, I jumped at the chance since not only did it look like a fabulous book but also I'm always up for giving an indie press a try. Luckily, Until Next Time ended up being a great start to a series, as it contained characters to root for and like as well as a plot line that will surely grow to be even stronger as the Angel Chronicles books continue.

Until Next Time introduce the characters of Matt and Emily, two teens who have been training to be the ultimate angel/warrior team for years. However, everything is about to change for them because they've been given the task they've been craving since they started: their first ever mission. In the mission, they will be transformed to a time in history where America has just only gotten its beginning and the best method of travel across land is by horseback or walking. Matt is to become Daniel, a boy who has had nothing but trouble with his family, and Emily is to become Liz, a girl who's knows what it takes to survive in such a cruel world. Together, they will strive to meet the tasks that lay in front of them, as well as challenges and struggles that have yet to be introduced. However, what happens when Emily/Liz falls in love with someone that is not Matt/Daniel? Well, you'll have to read to find out!

The characters in this was one of the high point of Until Next Time. However, my favorite of them all would have to be a tie between Emily/Liz and Jason. I loved seeing Emily take over the life of Liz, as not only did she do such a great job of turning it around, but I also enjoyed seeing her fall in love Jason through the process. Jason was a fabulous, one of my favorite male characters in a long, long time. He was sweet and strong and always strived to do what was best not only for himself but the ones he loved as well. It was fun to see what a strong role he played with Emily/Liz's characters as well as their involvement brought the book to new and fun places. I also really enjoyed the side characters of Faith and Charles, because they managed to also take the book to new places as well as provide a laugh or two. Last but not lest, Matt/Daniel. To tell the truth, I really didn't like his character that much. I always felt that he was just a little bit too moody and strong headed, and with Daniel especially there always seemed to be something just not right about him. I'm eager to see, though, where his character goes in the future.

The plot in this was great! I don't think I've read a book just like Until Next Time ever. I really enjoyed the new spin Amy Lignor put on angels as well as their tasks as well as how she created such a great amount of tension between Jason, Liz/Emily, and Daniel/Matt. I also really enjoyed the side plot involving Charles and Jason's pasts as well as how that all came into play with the main point of the book. It involved so many twists and turns, that I never knew how everything was going to end!

Amy's writing was also another high point. At the beginning, I was worried that I wouldn't like the book because it was a little confusing as well as slow, but ended up being so happy that I stuck it through. Because, as it turns out, Amy had the perfect plan up her sleeve on where to take this one. I have to add that I also enjoyed the various POVs included as not only did they flow well but they also gave a better look into each and every character.

In all, Until Next Time is a great introduction into the Angel Chronicles series! I'm really looking forward to reading the next book...that's for sure!

Grade: B+

Until Next Time (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, Smashwords) is now out!

Source: Publicist at Tribute Books- thanks Nicole!


About the author:

Amy Lignor began her career at Grey House Publishing in northwest Connecticut where she was the Editor-in-Chief of numerous educational and business directories.

Now she is a published author of several works of fiction. The Billy the Kid historical The Heart of a Legend; the thriller, Mind Made; and the adventure novel, Tallent & Lowery 13.

She is also the owner of The Write Companion, a company that offers help and support to writers through a full range of editorial services from proofreading and copyediting to ghostwriting and research. As the daughter of a research librarian, she is also an active book reviewer.

Currently, she lives with her daughter, mother and a rambunctious German Shepherd named Reuben, in the beautiful state of New Mexico.
Find out more about the series/author: The Angel Chronicles web site/ The Angel Chronicles Facebook page/ Amy Lignor's Facebook/ Amy Lignor's Twitter/ Amy Lignor's Website/ Amy Lignor's Blog/ Amy Lignor's GoodReads

Find out more about Tribute Books: Tribute Books website/Tribute Books Facebook/ Tribute Books Twitter/Tribute Books Blog Tours Facebook

5 comments:

  1. This one sounds and looks good! I'm so glad you've given the indie press a shot since there's so many great indie authors and books out there. Anyway, great review Lauren! I'm putting this on tbr list. :)

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  2. I am glad to see you enjoyed this one! I always give indie authors a try too, but usually they don't turn out to great. I hadn't stopped by your blog in a while, but I like your new header :)

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  3. Lauren, I'm glad you enjoyed the first installment of "The Angel Chronicles" - please stay tuned for more :)

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  4. Lauren - I am humbled by your words. Thank you so much for giving time to the angel/warrior team on your incredibile site! I hope you and your readers can join us on May 8th for a big party being thrown for Matt & Emily! Again - thank you so much!

    Twitter Party
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    8 p.m. Eastern

    Follow hashtag #UntilNextTime as author Amy Lignor answers your questions for 90 minutes live on Twitter. A $50 cash prize will be given to the person who has a receipt confirming an ebook purchase of Until Next Time and tweets at least once during the Twitter Party. We'll also be giving away a variety of ebooks and print books throughout the event. Let us know if you are planning to attend by tweeting @TributeBooks or @HelloWritersAmy to RSVP

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  5. Ooo you're so lucky! I really really want to read this book! I love the cover. But I'm glad you liked it! :)

    Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

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