by Sheena Hutchinson
Publication date: September 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Synopsis:For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.
She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night.
Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together. What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention.
Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.
Each character was well developed. Many times I laughed at the antics of Amanda in and out of the office. We all have that one friend don't we? Perhaps what draws me more to the story is there is something more. Some defining destiny for Seraphina we do not yet know until books two and three, along with the blossoming romance between Sera and Nate. The author reveals each of her secrets little by little. A hint here, there and oh the giant painting in the Throne Room in heaven of Sera.
Maybe we should discuss the strange life-like dreams Sera has almost every night about Nate. First he is a dragon, then he is an angel. He is fighting demons, then she is. He is teaching her how to fight in her dreams, then she is putting the actions into practice and he looks at her in wide eyed wonder and surprise because no Angel has ever been able to do something like that before. Hello!!! Does someone not want to have the creepy music start here? What about the demons appearing out of nowhere possessing people? The spider like woman totally possessed?
While it was a good, quick read, I would have preferred to see it as a whole novel rather than a limited novella. The characters are well developed, the scene setting is better than most, but not to the detriment of the story.