Saturday, October 22, 2011
REVIEW: Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Author: Jennifer Laurens
Pulisher: Grove Creek Publishing
Release Date: 8.15.09
I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister's guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem. What could I do? I did what any other girl would do-I fell in love with him. Zoë's sister darts in front of cars. Her brother's a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don't see Zoë lost in her broken life. Zoë escapes the only way she knows how: partying. Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoë's autistic sister. After Zoë is convinced he's legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can't last forever.
Its not easy being in a family where you feel like your invisible. Especially when you feel like your parents ignore you, your little sister is autistic and your brother is into drugs. This, is life for Zoe. Even though she loves her parents and her siblings, she feels like she needs to get away from her disfunctional family. Her way of excaping is by partying and getting drunk with her best friend Britney. But on the way to church with her family, her little sister Abria runs off and disappears. This can be really dangerous since Abria can't talk and LOVES hiding. Luckily a very attractive, good looking guy brings her back to her family and after everyone thanks him, he just... disappears.
Zoe starts seeing Mathias (the very attractive, good looking guy) more often and even then he just kind of pops in and out. She's also noticed that he usually appears when Abria is in any kind of a dangerous situacion and needs to be protected. By seeing Mathias with some much frequency, she starts to find him more attractive, she likes seeing him and even though she has no idea who he is or what he does, she has her suspicions. But once she finds out his secret, how will she take it? And even though she's found out he likes her too, how will they be able to stay together?
Heavenly is a really lovely book about the trails any teenager could go through in their personal life. Every home has its problems and Jennifer Laurens description of those personal situations are done in a manner that everyone could relate to. The combination of dealing with your personal demons and family issues, mixed with a beautiful love story gives you Heavenly. Its a beautifully put together story that you wont be able to put down, I would take this book with me everywhere (literally). Anytime I'd go anywhere and didn't have to drive, I'd make sure that I had the book with me so that I could continue reading.
I haven't been able to read book 2 in the series, but Heavenly finishes with a nice cliffhanger that makes you want to run out and buy book 2 as soon as you have the chance.
I give Heavenly 5 out of 5 hearts.