Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts

Review and Giveaway:  Paradox - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts

Paradox - The Angels Are Here: My name is Juliette, and I would like to tell you a story that stretches over a vast passage of time. (Volume 1)
Synopsis provded by Goodreads:

War changes everything. 900 years ago, my world was a different place. Today, Grace's strange but idealised world is turned upside by a visitor - The Angel of Death. And as Grace struggles to survive with her loss, she is also forced to endure haunting visions of the brutal and untimely deaths of others. Juliette.

My Thoughts: 

The definition of Paradox:

A seemingly illogical or self-contradictory statement or suggestion, that may, in fact, be very true.

As the book opens we are introduced to Abaddon, a handsome man with yellowish eyes, and an extremelly cruel soul and blood that bleeds black, as do all the Grigorians in his family. Siena, his cousin and Theria, his sister. Now we have not yet met his brother Cerebrus who is High Ruler, but he is mentioned quite a bit as Abaddon loathes him and wants everything that is his brothers...even his sister-in-law. A war is in progress, this war is between the the fallen House of the Grigorians and the House of the Bulguardians, in the ancient city of Altair, in Aquila Constellation.

We then move onto Grace and the start of her story, Juliette, an angel who starts as the narrator of the story, and Grace, a human child with strange nightmares and angels constantly flocking to her, Hope is one of the first Angels that come to oversee the protection of Grace, and Grace, unaware just thinks Hope is an imaginary friend. Her father is aware of what's going on and is happy to see Hope as Grace has no real friends at school or at home and knows Hope will protect his daughter.

After the huge loss of Graces father, Hope is no longer able to help Grace, and along comes Graces second Angel to help her, Angela, and the Police Officer that broke the news about her fathers death to her Mother and to Grace.  Now I haven't quite figured out wheither or not if he is an Angel, or something else, Angela knows, but is not revealing yet, I am hoping book 2 will give me more of him as I really like his character.

The book flips back and forth from Grace, to the war, and the Grigorians and family, I don't feel it confused me, but you have to read very carefully, it is a read that makes you think outside the box and take a look at what you always thought, or believed in.  I love how we get to grow up with Grace, as it starts when she is little and ends off when she is eleven or so years old, and has come to have a great friend in Angela. I laughed out loud in parts at the interaction with Grace and Angela, as Angela is not your everyday average little girl, a little weird at times, but Grace never noticing. I teared up when Grace lost her father, as I also have lost my father, not at such a young age, just 4-years ago so I could relate to her pain and grief. The way Patti described both Grace's grief and Kate's (Grace's Mom) grief it was hard for me to read, it brought up a painful time in my life.

While having some questions, I also kept in mind knowing book 2 is on its way soon, and like all good books that have more than one book, all will be revealed in good time, and that is why I am so super excited to read the next book. I absolutely loved this one, I wish it was a bit longer, but knowing more is to come it only has made me anticipate the next book even more. It sets my imagination to wonder, what will be revealed next, will we find out more about the Police Officer, will Angela reveal who he is? Will we figure out why Grace keeps traveling in and out of her body to different times and people? And lets not forget that cliffhanger at the end OMG I closed the book and said to myself, "I have to have more right now" LOL. I love Patti's style of writing, it is a book you have to read slowly and carefully, but only so that you don't miss anything, Patti does such a phenomenal job at describing every detail, and I am dying to figure out how a war 900-years ago revolves around a little girl and her Angel friend.

The book is 115 pages, and is an introductory to much more to come, it was meant to give the reader a chance to get to know Grace a bit better, and what a wonderful job Patti did with that. I have to thank Patti for allowing me to read her novella and I would recommend this book to all. It is a superb book and I think you will all enjoy it as much as I did.

Now on to the Giveaway, Yay!!!!! I LOVE GIVEAWAYS LOL

Patti has gracelously offered me 3 ebooks and 1 paperback copy to give a way to my fantastic friends.  Also I would like to do a big happy dance as I have reached 100 followers, what a way to celebrate by reviewing an awesome book like Patti's and giving away 4 of her fantastic books. Now that a celebration. :)

So here are the rules to have a chance to win these books:

1. Be a GFC Follower here on my blog.
2. Be a follower on Patti's blog, here is her link,
3. Leave a comment with your email address so we can contact you if you win. I will choose 4 winners on August 5th and announce the winners August 6th. The winner will have 48 hours to accept their prize or I will pick another winner. 

Thank you everyone get your comments in for your chance to win this amazing book. :) 


  1. Great review sis:) Patti already contacted me about reviewing this:)

    Keep em coming:)
    Heather aka Earth

  2. Thanks sister Earth, I really enjoyed the book, I can't wait to hear your review. :) Thanks for commenting.

  3. Awesome giveaway Nat! Be sure to stop by my blog on August 1 for my giveaways!

  4. It does sound like an awesome book! Haven't read a good angel story in a while, so I think this would be a great one to start with:) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  5. This is such a great review! And it definitely perked up my interest to read this!

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  6. Hey Nat I loved this review I have not heard of this book. Now I want to read it.

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  7. Hey Sassy sister !! Great review sounds like a great book !! This is the first Ive heard of this book to but have added it to my tbr pile ;) I follow you GFC and also Twitter ;) and also Patti's blog !


  8. Thank you Nikki, I will be sure to stop by I look forward to it, thanks for commenting and entering :)

  9. @yadkny hey sister, oh this is a great Angels story I think you will like it as much as I did. :)

    @Morgaville thanks for commenting/entering I hope you get a chance to read it. :)

    @Babs/Katrina, thank you sisters for commenting entering, I would love to hear your take on this book, its a thinker for sure. :)

  10. Follower for both blogs on GFC (michelle)

  11. Fabulous review Nat!! What a great giveaway you have going on!!

  12. Great review, Nat! Are you giving away the 3 e-books and the paperback to 1 winner? The reason why I ask is because I won Paradox - The Angels Are Here e-book in a giveaway already but I'd be interested in getting a chance to with one of her other books.

    Anyway, I'm following you on GFC and email. My email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Thank you Michelle, good luck.

    @Cambria thank you hun I love that Patti gave me so many books to giveaway, she is such a wonderful person. :)

    @Darlene, Yes Darlene 3 ebooks and 1 paperback copy, well if you stay tuned Patti is letting me read book2 in the fall, and I just might have a giveaway if Patti will allow me to so stay tuned and I will keep you posted. :) thanks for entering Darlene. :)

  14. Great review!! Sounds like a good read!! Thanks for sharing!! :)
    GFC Shannon Johnson -both blogs!!

  15. Thanks Shannon, your welcome, you are entered, I hope you get a chance to read it, its an amazing book. :)

  16. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway opportunity. I would love to read this book. I hopped over from BarbsBargainBin and have signed up to follow and look forward to reading what you have to share.
    GFC Purple Jelly Bean Chair Reviews and Patty's blog - Denise Zaky


  17. Thanks Denise for following me, I have followed you everywhere as well :) good luck with the draw and thank you for entering.
    Natalie :)

  18. Thank you for entering the competition.

    For those that missed out and would still like to Read Paradox - The Angels Are Here, I have submitted a coupon here for the next 100 downloads of the ebook for just 99c from Smashwords– coupon code TN58S