Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book Review - Saving Grace by Christine Zolendz

Saving Grace (Mad World, #2)
by Christine Zolendz
Published 2012
466 Pages

Please note: This review contains spoilers!

First, let me start by saying that I really liked this duet, although I was irritated by how often Grace was completely clueless! It was irritating and over the top, as we watched her go from wanting Shane to not wanting Shane. And after the tenth time I had had enough! That being said, I still liked the author’s writing style and the story. 

Now that Grace Taylor has found her other half, Shane Maxton, life in this incarnation should be perfect—she has a lovely body now, and Shamsiel is in Shane's rather hot, tattooed body. Let's move on with the romance and find the HEA (Happily Every After)! But no, the oh-so-helpful archangel, Gabriel, turns out to be the big bad! He admits to Grace that he has loved her as long as Shamsiel, cannot live without her, and actually refuses to live without her. He kidnaps Grace and tortures her, trying to change her mind … haven’t you ever heard of flowers, buddy? So, Grace is rescued by Shamsiel and the archangel Michael, and is sent back to live out her life, as her last life and (seemingly) with Shamsiel.

There are a couple of twists and turns and I had a hard time putting the book down. I enjoyed it and may read the third book from Shamsiel's POV—still not sure. I would have rated it a 4, had it not been for Grace being so annoyingly ambiguous!

Reviewed by Kelli