Sunday, May 25, 2014

Surrender the Sky: Angels and Evil Not-So-Twins

Surrender the Sky by Meradeth Houston

May 2014
Received in exchange for an honest review via Netgalley


Gabby lives by two unbreakable rules: don’t expose her kind, the Sary, and don’t fall in love—too bad some rules are made to be broken.

When Gabby’s most difficult charge accidentally shoots her in front of a class full of students, the event exposes her carefully hidden identity. She shifts from looking like a normal teen to her secret Sary form, revealing her wings and the existence of her kind—immortals who try to keep people from committing suicide. Her incident attracts the attention of the next leader of the Sary, Jassen, who offers her an impossible bargain: she can keep her wings if she makes amends with those who know the truth. Things get more complicated when a rebel Sary, intent on exposing them to the world, starts interfering with Gabby’s work. And there’s no denying her attraction to Jassen, who is torn between his duties and his heart. With threats at every turn and her immortality on the line, Gabby has to find a way to save the Sary or surrender the sky forever.

I had never heard anything like this before. I mean, yes, they are essentially guardian angels, but these angels have a super de-dooper specific job. What is that job, those of you ask who didn’t read the summary and just saw the pretty cover?  That job is to get people to stop committing suicide. And out main girl, just failed. This one fail sets of the domino effect that could have both catastrophic and euphoric endings. One without wings and one without the angel that she has forbiddingly fallen for.

Okay, so now with all that proper stuff out of the way, let’s get to the juicy stuff. Everyone, let’s talk boys.

LE GUYS: I know that was quite the entry to the subject. Stop looking at me funny. I’m not giving you the sex talk. I’m here to talk to you about the hotness and annoying-ness that comes with the wings and the responsibility. Also idiot friends. AND EVIL BROTHERS. Can’t forget those. Jassen is basically the next head honcho over at the Sary HQ and *fans self* Sweetlordy is that boy hot. And so. Freaking. annoying. He’s giving her so many mixed signals that I wanted to reach through the book and THROTTLE HIM in a very non loving way. Is there a way to throttle lovingly? Then he has an evil not-so-twin (at least I don’t think he is) brother. E. V. I. L. B. O. Y. S. (minus the S) THAT BOY IS EVILLLLL…EVILL LITTLE BOOOOYYY. But he has a reason. Then again, don’t they all?

I don’t think a book has even felt this short to me. Oh, and this isn’t in a good way. It doesn’t say how many pages it is on goodreads but it felt like maybe 100. This made the book feel rushed. Some things were resolved wayyyyy too easily, y’all. Make the characters sweat it out a little. Please?

The Plotish ness. Was it really a plot? Okay. That was mean. There was a plot. But maaannnnn. I wanted more details and I wanted to know more. I HAVE QUESTIONS MISSY!! Plus. At times, I was rather confuzzled.

In le end of all the algelicness, it was a decent read. But sadly the re-readability was lacking. OH! And Waiting Game by Banks is the PEEEERRRRFECTTTT song for the romance in this book. *kisses fingers like chefs do when they talk about good food*

Let's chat. How do y'all feel about evil twins? Looks the same. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT personalities. I mean, that would be SO FREAKING confusing. 

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