Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Watcher by Lisa Voisin - Review and Giveaway

Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her. 
Can he face her without falling again?
Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.
When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.
In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?
Ancient history is only the beginning.

I know I'm late to the party (let's be honest, that's nothing new) but I LOVE the angel themes that have taken ahold of the young adult genre. If you love them too, The Watcher is one you won't want to miss! A perfect balance of paranormal occurences and public high school dramatics, The Watcher is a story I think every young adult book lover will devour with abandon.

As a fan of previous YA phenoms like Twilight and The Hunger Games, I can confidently say this book will be a delight to anyone who enjoyed those series. Actually, I have high hopes that this will be the first in another great YA series.

Mia is relatable and beautifully "teenaged", not at all pretentious yet still mature. Michael has all of the aloof appeal of the hot guy in high school with a wisdom beyond his years. Mia's friends are also extremely well written and make up a great supporting cast.

The most intriguing part of reading The Watcher was Voisin's ability to make me fall for the "Bad Boy". Damiel captivated me in the same way he does many of the girls at their high school. If you want to know why, then read it for yourself. I'll just say Voisin has a special talent when it comes to bringing bad boys to life.

My only warning is that the later half of the book deals with slightly adult themes, so I don't recommend this book for the younger YA reader (maybe not under 14).


Lisa Voisin and Inkspell Publishing are giving away print (US/Canada/UK) and ebook (INT) copies of The Watcher  as well as this lovely angel wing necklace.

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A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction. 

A self-proclaimed coffee lover, Lisa can usually be found writing in a local café. When she's not writing, you'll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats. 

Find her: Twitter | Facebook | Website | Blog


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