By: Melanie Nilles
Synopsis: They've been coming here for thousands of years, using Earth as a sanctuary to escape threats from their own kind. Mankind knows them as angels, and one of them left a child upon her death to be raised as a human.
Raea is now a high school senior, and her life as a human is about to end. The crystal shard she bears is not a pretty pendant; it's a collective of powerful entities who chose her as their Keeper, a protector of one of the four shards that power a machine capable of destroying whole worlds. Those who desire the Starfire's power have sent an agent to find her, but she's too busy evading a nosy reporter ready to exploit her secret and dating a hot new foreign student to notice. Nevermind learning what she really is.
Only one person on Earth can help her, the last person she ever expected. But he's not from Earth. Life as a human would be so much easier.
What happens when normal isn't normal anymore? Raea finds out one morning when she wakes up with wings! A confused teenager turns to her aunt for answers only to find that for the last 18 years Debbie has been keeping secrets from her, to make matters worse the one boy in her senior class that she has despised is the one person that can help her understand why she is what she is and why now. Just when things can get no worse for her a "new" student comes to town and seems to be attracted to her.
For Raea learning what she is how to control the powers she holds comes easy until a reporter shows up in town followed by a camera crew, apparently a dark angel has made headlines in the small town when he rescues several people.
The story comes with a twist, it seems that Pallin, the new good looking foreign exchange student is not what he appears to be.
I enjoyed this book, I found the storyline very intriguing. I loved the story line to the best selling Hush Hush and its follow up Crescendo so when I got into this book I found that it was similar in nature I would recommend this book to anyone who is a "fallen angels " fan. I am expecting great things as I move forward to read book Two.